Our BSc Finance will provide you with a core set of technically demanding, yet applications-oriented, skills in finance and an extensive knowledge of the financial sector. You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed for working in professions requiring economic and financial literacy. You will begin by attaining the IT, professional and quantitative skills required for the degree as well as a career in economics. You will gain knowledge of how financial institutions and markets work in the UK, alongside introductory accounting and economics. On this BSc Finance degree, your main focus will be on principles of:
- corporate finance
- financial markets.
- basic microeconomic theory and policy
- financial reporting
- Our BSc Finance is ideal for anyone whose ambition is to work in investment banks and other financial institutions, financial regulators or economic consultancies, as well as those hoping to continue to graduate studies in finance.
- The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department, which creates significant interdisciplinary synergies.
- Birkbeck was ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK for its Economics and Econometrics research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
- You will be taught by academics who are professional practitioners in the world of economics and international finance, and who provide specialist advice and in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks.
- financial risk analyst
- bank manager
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
Depending on the module: tests, assignments, project work, presentations and usually examinations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential. FOUNDATION YEAR DEGREES Our 'with Foundation Year' route is designed to give you extra support as it provides you with an additional year (full-time) or two years (part-time) of supported study. This is an ideal route if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree. Once you successfully complete your Foundation Year studies, you will automatically advance onto the main degree.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|