Finance (Industry) BSc Hons - 2020 Entry

UCAS Code
N301

Entry Year
2020 also available in 2019

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

Finance is a challenging, exciting arena vital to the world economy. Do you aspire to be a future leader? A global influencer? Hungry for a career in investment and finance? This degree offers the perfect balance of academic theory and practical experience.

There’s ample opportunity to tailor your studies. We begin with the bedrock of finance theory and methodology. You’ll then study programming for financial applications, portfolio management, international financial markets, and advanced corporate finance.

Your first year includes Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment plus a third subject. Second year students learn about Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, Econometrics and Programing for Finance Applications.

A year spent on placement allows you to gain valuable practical experience, with previous students joining companies such as Airbus, GE Aviation, Samsung and The Walt Disney Company.

 When you return to Lancaster, you choose all your final year modules, from Investments to Corporate Finance. There is no dissertation.

You can get a taste of real-time investing through our student investment fund and trading floor simulation system, complete with Bloomberg terminals. You’ll use a computerised investing strategy for competitive advantage, discovering more about automated trading and algorithms. You’ll also study Python, the programming language which is a key component of fintech. The Department of Accounting and Finance will support you for summer internship opportunities in leading investment banks, asset management and insurance companies.

You will be led by academics at the frontier of financial research. Our professors are working on major European projects including investigating how to apply artificial intelligence to banking. Our researchers are also working on the art, precision and effectiveness of factor investing and hedge fund strategies. The department has developed strong links with the Bank of England, top asset management companies, financial regulators and economists across the world.

Our graduates leave as independent thinkers, problem solvers and skilled communicators. Their ability to analyse information quickly and precisely, respond to challenges, and work with others make them highly attractive to employers.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Finance is a challenging, exciting arena vital to the world economy. Do you aspire to be a future leader? A global influencer? Hungry for a career in investment and finance? This degree offers the perfect balance of academic theory and practical experience.

    There’s ample opportunity to tailor your studies. We begin with the bedrock of finance theory and methodology. You’ll then study programming for financial applications, portfolio management, international financial markets, and advanced corporate finance.

    Your first year includes Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment plus a third subject. Second year students learn about Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, Econometrics and Programing for Finance Applications.

    A year spent on placement allows you to gain valuable practical experience, with previous students joining companies such as Airbus, GE Aviation, Samsung and The Walt Disney Company.

     When you return to Lancaster, you choose all your final year modules, from Investments to Corporate Finance. There is no dissertation.

    You can get a taste of real-time investing through our student investment fund and trading floor simulation system, complete with Bloomberg terminals. You’ll use a computerised investing strategy for competitive advantage, discovering more about automated trading and algorithms. You’ll also study Python, the programming language which is a key component of fintech. The Department of Accounting and Finance will support you for summer internship opportunities in leading investment banks, asset management and insurance companies.

    You will be led by academics at the frontier of financial research. Our professors are working on major European projects including investigating how to apply artificial intelligence to banking. Our researchers are also working on the art, precision and effectiveness of factor investing and hedge fund strategies. The department has developed strong links with the Bank of England, top asset management companies, financial regulators and economists across the world.

    Our graduates leave as independent thinkers, problem solvers and skilled communicators. Their ability to analyse information quickly and precisely, respond to challenges, and work with others make them highly attractive to employers.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

    Year 4

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    All our Accounting and Finance degrees prepare you for a wide variety of careers in business, with many of our graduates working with professional firms and financial institutions, as well as large commercial and local government organisations. Roles include trainee accountants, finance managers and banking advisors.

    Your degree will also equip you with highly desirable transferable skills which have helped recent graduates find work in the fields of financial customer service, IT support and marketing and communications. Several graduates have also continued their academic studies and embarked on Masters degrees. 

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2019 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £19,500

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

Degrees in Accounting and Finance provide a number of exemptions from professional exams
Degrees in Accounting and Finance provide a number of exemptions from professional exams

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