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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

BSc Finance can be a truly transformative degree programme. We have strong connections to industry and provide opportunities for internships in the City of London and Shanghai. This flexible programme is designed to prepare you for a successful career in investment and finance through a perfect balance of academic theory and practical experience.You will learn the practical skills needed to be a future leader in this challenging and exciting arena, and over the course of your degree, you will have plenty of opportunity to tailor your studies as your interests evolve.You will begin by learning the bedrock of finance theory and methodology, and move on to 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 Principles of Economic B.Second-year students learn about Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, Econometrics and Programming for Finance Applications.In your final year, you choose all your modules, from Portfolio Management, Financial Markets, Bloomberg Analysis and Advanced Corporate Finance.Throughout your studies, you will be led by academics at the frontier of financial research. Our researchers work on major European projects, including investigating how to apply artificial intelligence to banking, and on the art, precision and effectiveness of factor investing and hedge fund strategies. We have developed strong links with the Bank of England, top asset management companies, financial regulators and economists across the world. Our connections with Invesco allow us to deliver joint-conferences and seminars, providing you with insights from both top academics and industry professionals.There is the opportunity to study Python, the programming language which is a key component of finance technology, and much of the degree content is relevant and desirable to Chartered Financial Analyst.We will support you in finding internship opportunities in leading investment banks, asset management and insurance companies. We have established a highly-competitive internship exchange programme with Shanghai, open only to a small number of BSc Finance students. This allows successful students to spend two months between their second and third years working with the Bank of Shanghai in a global financial hub.Our Financial Services Careers Hub offers unique opportunities to access the world of finance and to prepare you for a successful career in a competitive industry. Our Finance Careers Coach has more than 25 years of Financial Services industry experience. He delivers a third-year Financial Markets module and supports Lancaster students across the Financial Services industry. We work one-to-one with students, whether you are in your final year looking beyond study or in your first and applying for Investment Banking and Asset Management Spring Weeks.Our graduates leave as independent thinkers, problem solvers and skilled communicators. They have the hard skills that investment and financial firms are looking for, and they are incredibly well prepared for interview and entry assessment. Our graduates’ ability to analyse information quickly and precisely, respond to challenges, and work with others make them highly attractive to employers.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Lancaster’s community is made up of people from over 100 countries giving students opportunities to make lifelong connections that cross borders and cultures.
The university has dedicated support available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 104 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    139 63%

    33rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    19th

    26

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