Finance at University of Northampton - UCAS

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Course summary

BSc Finance provides you with the rigorous and essential financial, quantitative and analytical skills necessary for professional careers in banking, asset management and financial research. You will examine core concepts in economics, financial analysis, security valuation, portfolio theory and risk management. There is a strong focus on decision-making in line with regulatory, ethical and sustainability standards. The programme aligns with the requirements of the CFA Institute. Our BSc Finance programme is ideal if you intend to work in the investment management profession and obtain a professional financial designation with well-known investment credentials. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024*.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop** to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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Stage One • Introduction to Finance (Compulsory) • Contemporary Issues in Finance (Compulsory) • Statistics and Data Analysis (Compulsory) • Introduction to Accounting (Compulsory) • Financial Mathematics and Quantitative Methods (Compulsory) • Introduction to Economics (Compulsory) • Stage Two • Fundamentals of Investment (Compulsory) • Financial Reporting and Analysis (Compulsory) • Fundamentals of Risk Management (Compulsory) • Equity Investments (Compulsory) • Fixed Income Investments (Compulsory) • Ethical and Professional Standards in Finance (Compulsory) • Optional Placement Year • The Placement Year Experience: Organisations in Context (Compulsory) • Stage Three • Finance Project (Compulsory) • Corporate Financial Management (Compulsory) • Alternative Investments (Compulsory) • Asset Allocation and Investment Strategies (Compulsory) • International Money and Finance (Designated) • Contemporary Issues in International Banking (Designated) • Risk Management and Modelling (Designated) • Economics for Decision Making (Designated) • Module information is quoted for 23/24 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly. 24/25 entry modules will be updated in June 2024.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or Functional Skills level 2 required

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Finance at University of Northampton - UCAS