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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**This course is available with a January 2021 start and an October 2021 start.**This professionally accredited course will prepare you for a fast-paced career in finance. You have access to our virtual trading floor, where you can practice trading stocks and securities on our industry standard Bloomberg Financial Market Labs. You gain a firm understanding of the financial drivers of business and learn how these shape leadership, strategy and planning. You examine finance in an international context, using real-life examples to apply theory to practice and develop your capacity to analyse statistics. By exploring issues surrounding governance and ethics, you graduate with the ability to make sound, responsible financial decisions for the benefit of organisations and their stakeholders. Topics include: the pricing of securities in financial markets; business economics; quantitative methods; financial modelling and portfolio analysis. Your first year ensures you receive a fully-rounded business education by introducing you to topics such as marketing, economics, management and accounting. Essex is one of just three UK universities to have received Q-Step Affiliate status, including for our BSc Finance, to support the way we develop the quantitative skills of our students. This means we can provide work placement bursaries to develop your skills in evaluating numerical evidence, analysing data and designing research. We also offer the opportunity to follow a specialised degree path, where you graduate with enhanced quantitative skills. These are evidenced on your degree transcript to help give you the competitive edge in the graduate job market. BSc Finance is taught at Essex Business School, the largest department at the University of Essex, ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014). You are based at our Colchester Campus, home to the first zero-carbon business school building in the UK.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,860per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 105 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    107 48%

    64th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    72nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    75th

    16

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