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Course summary

Explore the fundamentals of finance and the rapidly evolving industry known as Financial Technology (FinTech). This 4-year programme with a study abroad year will put you at the forefront of research and development within this sector, allowing you to gain the skills necessary to pursue a wide range of careers. You’ll have the opportunity to: • spend a year studying abroad, with the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance your employability • develop an in-depth understanding of the business environment and the real-world application of relevant theories that underpin finance • utilise our Financial Laboratory (FinLab), home to our Bloomberg terminals and Refinitiv Workspace • learn the basics of computer programming, and become a confident user of statistical software, such as Eviews, Stata, and Matlab, and more advance machine learning and AI techniques • understand the foundations of Financial Technology, and the most recent innovations in this area • develop a high level of numeracy and a capacity for reasoned thought and analysis Financial Technology remains a vital part of the modern finance debate. To capture this, the course combines key quantitative and analytical skills in finance, with modern, fintech related topics such as: • cryptocurrency • crowdfunding • peer-to-peer landing The programme will prepare you for a career in the dynamic financial environment by providing a technical and research-driven curriculum. You’ll graduate with the ability to apply the most recent developments in Finance to complex real-world problems. Your studies will be informed by the latest findings, with our academics operate at the forefront of research in areas such as: • FinTech • high-frequency trading • corporate finance • portfolio theory • alternative investments The study abroad year is a unique opportunity to experience another culture, improve your language skills and enhance your CV. We also offer a variant of this course with a placement year instead of a study abroad year.


On our Finance and Financial Technology course you will explore the fundamentals of finance and the rapidly evolving industry known as Financial Technology (FinTech) Some of the modules you may study include Foundations of Accounting and Finance; Financial Econometrics; and Cryptocurrency Investments For further module information visit

Assessment method

We'll assess you using dissertations; essays; individual and group projects; written exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. As A level Mathematics is required for this programme, all equivalent qualifications also need an equivalent of A level Mathematics, grade B. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences Admissions Team at [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage at

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Finance and Financial Technology with Study Abroad Year at University of Southampton - UCAS