Bachelor's Degree in Finance in United Kingdom

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Professionals working in the finance sector deal with the management and investment of large sums of money on behalf of private organizations, the public sector, or individuals. Graduates with a Bachelor in Finance enter the workforce with an advantage in terms of starting salary and projected career development over the next several years. Some market specializations that Bachelor of Finance degree holders may pursue after graduation in the UK include private banking/wealth management, risk management, trading, sales and marketing, investor relations, hedge funds, derivatives, equities, commodities, asset management or quantitative analytics.

The Bachelor of Finance programs in the UK that can be found listed below integrate conceptual learning with applied skills to develop students' knowledge and expertise in preparation for a rewarding career in the field. Foundation courses in mathematics, economics and business will be built upon later during the Bachelor of Finance program with modules on financial reporting and taxation, information accounting, auditing and operations management.

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BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Kent Business School, University of Kent
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance degree programme at Kent Business School is specifically designed to ensure it responds to the changing needs and expectations... [+]

Location: Canterbury

The BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance degree programme at Kent Business School is specifically designed to ensure it responds to the changing needs and expectations of today’s accountancy profession, with an international perspective on business.Broaden your skills with specialist accounting teaching staff, many of whom hold professional accountancy qualifications and have experience in a wide range of management disciplines, all with an international focus. You will gain a grounded academic education with an emphasis on key skills such as numeracy, oral and written communication, group work and computing. We offer the opportunity to spend a year on work placement, or to combine accounting with related subjects. Our supportive and flexible approach to teaching gives you the confidence and skills you need to follow the path that most interests you.You have the option of taking the BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance degree with a year in industry on a professional work placement, which is a great way to develop and equip you with employability skills. We have an excellent record of graduate employment with our graduates moving into a whole range of careers including professional training in public practice (chartered accountancy) or in industry, commerce or the public sector, or financial services or general management.... [-]


Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession and/or the wider financial sector. Apart from the additional finance content which offers a specialisation for entering the professions in the banking and investment industries, the main difference from the single Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) programme is that there is no requirement to do a dissertation in Semester 8. [+]

The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession and/or the wider financial sector. Apart from the additional finance content which offers a specialisation for entering the professions in the banking and investment industries, the main difference from the single Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) programme is that there is no requirement to do a dissertation in Semester 8. The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance degree is also accredited by ICAS, CIMA, CIPFA and ACCA who will grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. 3rd in Scotland - 2017 Good Uni Guide Accounting & Finance at Stirling is ranked 3rd in Scotland and 14th in the UK, according to the 2017 Good University Guide. According to the 2016 National Student Survey, 91% of students were satisfied overall with the quality of teaching, and across all questions in the survey, Accounting & Finance at Stirling received the highest score of all Scottish universities. Accreditation Nowadays, if you are planning to do professional Accountancy training, you will need a university degree and a recognised professional qualification. All the Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) degrees (single and joint) are accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) who will all grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. For full details on exemptions please contact the Accounting and Finance Division. What makes us different? Accounting and Finance prizes ICAS Charles Scott Prize A prize of £100 is awarded annually to the Bachelor of Accountancy student with the highest overall performance in modules ACCU9A1 and ACCU9A2 in the same academic session. KPMG Prize There are three prizes of £200 awarded annually to the students with the highest overall performance in each of the modules ACCU9A4, ACCU9AA and ACCU9A6. Annual visits There are annual visits by professional bodies including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting AABB - two sittings GCE A-level:BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Essential subjects: Mathematics preferred Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: ABB GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma:35 points Essential subjects: To include Accountancy and Economics. Preference given to those with Mathematics. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year one minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions Advanced entry Year 2 entry may be possible with an HND in Accounting. Please consult our Advanced Entry pages for more information. Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Additional information General entrance requirements apply. Mathematics Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or Level 4 or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. INTO University of Stirling INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. These courses offer a route to study at the University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. International Foundation Successful completion of the International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing to the required standard provides direct entry to year two of this degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Structure and content The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance course is designed specifically for students planning a career in the Accountancy profession and/or the wider financial sector. Apart from the additional finance content which offers a specialisation for entering the professions in the banking and investment industries, the main difference from the single Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) programme is that there is no requirement to do a dissertation in Semester 8. The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in Accountancy and Finance degree is also accredited by ICAS, CIMA, CIPFA and ACCA who will grant you significant exemptions from their exams when you have a Stirling degree. Semesters 1–3 You will take core modules in the following: Accounting I An understanding of the basic concepts required to prepare and analyse financial statements. Accounting II An examination of the basic accounting techniques used by management accountants to help in decision making and in the formulation of future plans. Finance I An examination of the two key aspects of corporate finance: the financing decision and the investment decision. The evaluation of investment risk and return. Introduction to financial securities and financial markets. Basic principles of security valuation. You are also required to study Economics (Introductory Economics), Business Management (The Global Business Environment) and Business Law. Semesters 4–8 You will develop a critical understanding and analytical approach to subjects directly relevant to Accountancy and Finance. Core advanced modules include: External Reporting Finance II Accounting Information and Employment Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions Personal Financial Planning Applied Management Accounting Taxation Advanced Financial Accounting Auditing You will choose further advanced modules in accountancy and finance from a list of electives. Delivery and assessment Teaching is by a combination of formal lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials. The course of small group tutorials provides feedback and reinforcement of lecture topics throughout each semester. Assessment is by a combination of coursework and examinations. You will have numerous opportunities to develop appropriate work-related skills at every stage of your studies, culminating in the Professional Development and Practice module in Semester 8 which helps you prepare for entering the workplace. For Honours students, all advanced modules undertaken during the final two years of the course count equally towards their overall degree classification. Development of Personal Transferable Skills IT skills through completion of computer workshops (EXCEL & SAGE) and assignments, and by obtaining module information using Succeed Communication skills through active tutorial participation; written coursework and oral group presentations Self management through meeting coursework deadlines (set release and deadline dates) Inter-personal skills through sharing skills and understanding in tutorials and practical computer sessions and group presentations Research skills through the coursework research project Critical reflection through awareness of how personal skills meet the needs of an employer in an accounting / business setting. Academic skills of problem solving, numeracy, analytical and logical thinking. Study abroad opportunities You may apply to study at a European university as part of the ERASMUS programme. In addition, you may also apply to study in the US under the University’s exchange scheme with a wide range of universities in North America, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. Career opportunities Where are our graduates now? Accountancy and Finance graduates are currently working in a wide range of countries around the world including: UK, Norway, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Mongolia, Ireland, Canada, Vietnam and China. They are contributing to the performance of both finance-related organisations, as well as a range of other private and public sector bodies including: JP Morgan PwC Halifax Bank of Scotland Ernst & Young Diageo BBC Unilever Deloitte KPMG Biggart Baillie Audit Commission Goldman Sachs IBM HSBC Lloyds Banking Group Grant Thornton Royal Bank of Scotland Proctor & Gamble NHS Scotland Arcadia Group Morgan Stanley Recent graduates have started their careers in the following roles: Associate, PwC Commercial and Performance Analyst, SSE Audit Associate, Deloitte UK Trainee Financial Advisor, Greaves, West & Ayre Graduate Finance Analyst, Aston Martin Part Qualified Accountant, Yousaf & Co Ltd Graduates who left Stirling up to ten years ago have now forged careers in the following areas: Chartered Accountant, Dickson Middleton Senior Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group Senior Associate, Deloitte UK Auditor, Audit Scotland Assurance Technician, Ernst & Young Management Accountant, Standard Life plc Business Services Manager, RSM Tenon Some of our more established graduates are currently employed as: Senior Partner in their own firm Chief Financial Officer, Energy Australia Finance Director, BiP Solutions VP (Operational Risk Management), J.P. Morgan Head of Quality Review, ICAS Investment Director, Bank of Scotland Equity An Accountancy degree doesn’t only set you up for a career in the financial sector; some of our graduates have built upon their initial university experience and are now working as Solicitors (McClure Naismith), Reporters (EquityRadar), Social Worker (Barnardos), Editor/Cameramen (BBC Scotland), and even a High Court Judge (Court of Session, Edinburgh). A wide range of employers recognise that a student with an accounting/finance background has had a strong business-focused education which will have equipped them with important skills (numerical, communication, problem-solving etc). This explains why graduates from this Division have such a strong employment record. Career Development Centre The University has an excellent Career Development Centre, situated in room 3A1, which not only provides access to professional career advice and employment resources, but also runs career planning units and workshops. The Careers Liaison Officer is Chris Coles and he offers a link between the Academic School and the Career Development Centre. Chartered Accountancy Training Positions for Chartered Accountancy training (CA) are normally advertised in the autumn prior to graduation (Semester 7) with many firms taking part in a ‘milk round’ of interviews in October and November each year. It is very important for Year 3 students hoping to get a CA training contract to prepare application forms and CVs before returning to Year 4, as the deadlines set by firms can be as early as mid-October. Many organisations offer internships and placements and it can also be useful to contact local firms to see if relevant experience can be gained. All of which will help when applying for a Training Contract position. There are CA positions with the three Chartered Accountancy Institutes in the UK: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Chartered Accountants Ireland (oversees both Ireland and Northern Ireland) Other bodies offering accounting qualifications include: the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). These vacancies come up throughout the year and students should check the relevant websites: cimaglobal.com/cimatraining www.accaglobal.com/graduate Internship – What they are and why you should consider doing one? An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to students (or interns) over a fixed period of time, which enables the student to gain practical experience. The Career Development Centre has details of internships available around the world with large private sector organisations, as well as opportunities with smaller local businesses which are promoted through the Third Sector Internship Scheme, the Saltire Foundation, and our very own Stirling Internship Programme. As a student, you will automatically be registered onto the University’s Vacancy & Events System which means that you will receive regular updates regarding new opportunities as they become available. Six reasons why you should consider an internship: Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an edge in the graduate job market. Make professional connections which may lead to the offer of a job upon graduation Test your career choices – internships can ease your transition into future careers or alternatively, help you decide that you don’t want to work in that area after all ‘Real world’ business experience, enabling you to put theory into practice Develop transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem-solving, decision-making, initiative and creativity Help fund your studies by earning a full-time salary during the vacation periods [-]

MSc International Finance and Economic Development

University of Kent, School of Economics
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This degree prepares you for work as a professional economist in the public and private sectors, or for a career in academia. [+]

Best Bachelors in Finance in United Kingdom 2017. Our International Finance and Economic Development MSc prepares you for work as a professional economist in the various public and private institutions concerned with international finance and development throughout the world, or for a career in research or teaching in the field of international finance. The programme is designed to provide an education in international finance, economic development, advanced economic theory and research methods, while still allowing students to specialise by taking an option that reflects the School’s main areas of research expertise. All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment. About the School of Economics The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the REF 2014 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are research active, and teaching and learning are informed by the School's thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community. Our taught programmes offer a combination of training in core economics with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture or the environment. Independent rankings In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Economics was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity and 84% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £6500 UK/EU; £14670 Overseas Part-time: £3250 UK/EU; £7340 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: MSc Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]

MSc Finance and Econometrics

University of Kent, School of Economics
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

This programme provides an education in advanced finance theory and econometric methods. [+]

Our Finance and Econometrics MSc programme is designed to provide an education in advanced finance theory and econometric methods. Students develop a deeper understanding of econometric and financial theories, quantitative and research methods, and policy applications. All of our MSc degrees equip you with a range of quantitative and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex economic concepts in a clear and concise style. Our programmes not only offer a stimulating education in economic theory, but also develop your ability to apply economic knowledge, analytical tools and skills to a range of national and international problems in the areas of finance, development, agriculture and the environment. About the School of Economics The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the REF 2014 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are research active, and teaching and learning are informed by the School's thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community. Our taught programmes offer a combination of training in core economics with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture or the environment. Independent rankings In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Economics was ranked 21st in the UK for research intensity and 84% of our research was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence. Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £6500 UK/EU; £14670 Overseas Part-time: £3250 UK/EU; £7340 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: MSc Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]

BSc Financial Economics with Econometrics

University of Kent, School of Economics
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This degree builds upon the Financial Economics programme and includes mathematical and statistical models for forecasting and prediction. [+]

Best Bachelors in Finance in United Kingdom 2017. The Financial Economics with Econometrics degree introduces you to the tools that economists have developed in financial and money markets. This work has been enormously influential in contributing to the development of financial instruments used by households, firms and governments in their respective decisions to save or borrow. A particular feature of this programme is that it emphasises real-world examples. The programme also has modules that examine the way in which economists construct and use mathematical and statistical models for forecasting and prediction, to help policymakers reach decisions concerning a range of economic problems. The School has particular strengths in the econometric analysis of microeconomic, macroeconomic and financial datasets. The first year of this programme introduces you to the way in which economists think about different issues and develops the kinds of tools that economists use for analysing real economic problems. In your second and final years, you take compulsory modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitatitve economics, the economics of money and banking, the economics of finance, and econometrics, together with specialised modules from the wide variety offered by the School. Independent rankings Economics at Kent was ranked 8th in The Guardian University Guide 2017. In the National Student Survey 2016, 92% of Economics students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. For graduate prospects, Economics at Kent was ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide 2017. Of Economics students who graduated from Kent in 2015, 92% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE). Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9250 UK/EU; £13810 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: BSc (Hons) Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: L142 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time Duration: 3 years full-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 [-]

BSc Financial Economics

University of Kent, School of Economics
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our Financial Economics degree introduces you to the tools that economists have developed in financial and money markets. [+]

Our Financial Economics degree introduces you to the tools that economists have developed in financial and money markets. This work has been enormously influential in contributing to the development of financial instruments used by households, firms and governments in their respective decisions to save or borrow. A particular feature of the course is that it emphasises real-world examples. The first year of this programme introduces you to the way in which economists think about different issues and develops the kinds of tools that economists use for analysing real economic problems. In your second and final years, you take compulsory modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitatitve economics, the economics of money and banking, and the economics of finance, together with a number of specialised modules from the wide variety offered by the School. Independent rankings Economics at Kent was ranked 8th in The Guardian University Guide 2017. In the National Student Survey 2016, 92% of Economics students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. For graduate prospects, Economics at Kent was ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide. Of Economics students who graduated from Kent in 2015, 92% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE). Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9250 UK/EU; £13810 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: BSc (Hons) Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: L111 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time Duration: 3 years full-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 [-]

BA Accounting & Finance and Law (Hons)

University of Kent, Kent Law School
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This very unusual and very marketable four-year degree is recognised for professional exemption by both the accounting and legal professions. It will appeal to a number [+]

Best Bachelors in Finance in United Kingdom 2017. Canterbury Campus This very unusual and very marketable four-year degree is recognised for professional exemption by both the accounting and legal professions. It will appeal to a number of different sorts of student: - those intending to go for dual professional qualification - those wanting to keep their options open until they can base a career choice on serious study of both disciplines - those who have decided on a profession but want to bring to it (and to applications for professional training and for jobs) a track record of in-depth learning in a key related discipline Fitting two sets of exemptions within a four-year programme gives a varied programme which concentrates on the areas those professions identify as the key ones, but doesn't leave any room for manoeuvre on what modules you take: First Year The first year concentrates mainly on foundational accounting and economics modules: Financial Accounting 1, Economics, Computing for Business and Accounting, Quantitative Methods for Business and Accounting. You also take an introductory Business Law module. Second Year Law exemption modules are added to further accounting-related modules: Introduction to Obligations*, Foundations of Property*, Public Law I*, Financial Accounting 2 and Strategic Management. Third Year A similar balance to the second year: The Law of Obligations*, Public Law II*, European Union Law*, Principles of Finance, Management Accounting. Fourth Year The three remaining law exemptions - Criminal Law*, Equity*, Land Law* - and your final accounting module either Management Accounting 2 or Business Finances, leaving a 30 credit option. *required for professional recognition [-]

Bachelor in Finance

Saint Anselm College
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The Finance major prepares students for careers in corporate finance, investment banking, international finance, financial planning, and wealth management. [+]

The Finance major prepares students for careers in corporate finance, investment banking, international finance, financial planning, and wealth management. Students develop a deep understanding of a broad range of topics: financial statement analysis, financial leverage, stock and bond valuation, risk and return in the global capital markets, risk management, portfolio theory and management, security legislation, structure of capital markets, and ethics. Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond Freshman Year Conversatio I Language Freshman English (or Science) Microeconomics Conversatio II Language Freshman English (or Science) Macroeconomics Sophomore Year: Finance majors take Business Statistics, Financial Accounting and Financial Management. Depending on their initial placement they will finish their language requirement this semester. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major. Junior Year: Finance majors take Investments, Money and Banking and 1 or 2 finance electives. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major and internship(s). One semester or a full year of study abroad is an option for this year. Senior Year: Finance majors will take their finance electives. Their remaining courses will be core requirements, electives or courses for a minor or double major, and internship(s). [-]

BA Banking and Finance Top Up

University of Sunderland
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Sunderland

This course builds on your existing skills gained through a diploma, or equivalent, in an area related to banking, finance and business. The content of the course covers subjects such [+]

Best Bachelors in Finance in United Kingdom 2017. This course builds on your existing skills gained through a diploma, or equivalent, in an area related to banking, finance and business. The content of the course covers subjects such as financial markets, international banking, financial management, and money and finance. Sunderland has a great reputation in business studies, with the Guardian University Guide 2012 ranking us as the no.1 business school in the North East. 85% of business graduates from Sunderland enter employment or further study within six months of graduating, based on the Destination of Higher Education Leavers Survey 2010. The quality of teaching at Sunderland Business School has also gained wide recognition – for example we achieved the highest level of student satisfaction with teaching of business and management studies in the North East, according to the Guardian University Guide 2012. As a student on a top-up year, you’ll qualify for our MAPS (Making Achievement Possible at Sunderland) programmes. These recognise that you may have had a gap between finishing your diploma, or equivalent, and starting the top-up year. They integrate support for study skills and future employability and are provided by our team of full-time Student Academic Advisors. [-]