Finance is the study of the practical and theoretical dimensions around the financial decisions made by
consumers, corporations, governments and society. Studying finance provides a sound understanding of
risk, money management, banking, capital markets and investments.
First-year foundation courses cover the subjects of finance, economics, accounting and management.
You will develop knowledge and intellectual skills in these fields, as well as developing your numeracy, communication and teamwork skills.
In your second year, you will begin to specialise by studying finance courses that will advance your
theoretical understanding of the subject. You will develop your knowledge of asset pricing, corporate
finance, statistics, risk, financial markets and financial technology. You will also develop your research, presentation, data management and statistical analysis skills by undertaking projects using real-world financial data.
Years 3 and 4
At Honours level (years 3 and 4), you will supplement your core courses with optional courses,
selecting these from a wide range of topics such as capital markets and portfolio management, derivative securities, international financial management, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, psychology and financial management, econometric methods, mergers and acquisitions, and financial statement analysis.
You will continue to develop your skills in critical analysis, communication, advanced statistics and time management. You will also advance your research skills in taught courses and will be able to apply these in your final year by undertaking a project in finance. This will require you to work independently and allows you to apply the skills that you have acquired during the programme
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 6 Highers at AAAAAA (by end S6 with min ABBB after S5) including English and Maths (at A preferred).
Widening access entry: 5 Highers at AABBB or BBBBB (by end S6) including English and Maths. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Science and Engineering
School of Mathematics and Statistics