Finance BSc, 3-4 years

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Institute code L34

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This is for you if... you want a professionally-orientated degree taught by researchers and academics with professional and industry experience and designed to equip you with the confidence you need to succeed in a variety of roles in the finance sector.

Course description

Course description

Please note - this course is being advertised subject to approval

On our BSc Finance degree you will learn the main theories, concepts, and practices related to finance, as well as appreciate fundamental concepts in related disciplines.  The course provides hands-on coverage of practical finance with a focus on investments, data analytics and trading.  In addition you will have the opportunity to improve your professional skills.  You will gain knowledge and skills to appreciate and critique finance techniques and practices.

Your first year is designed to equip you with the fundamental knowledge and study skills to succeed in your academic career.  The first year is shared with the following programmes:

This means that after a firm foundation in many disciplines, you will have the opportunity to make an informed choice and switch from BSc Finance to either of the other programmes at the end of your first year.

The close relationship between research and teaching, as well as the practical focus of delivery are great advantages of studying with us. You will be taught by active and renowned researchers and academics who have professional practical experience in the accounting and finance sector.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Subject to approval:

  • A/AS-levels: ABB. All subjects accepted.  Two AS-levels may be considered in place on one A-Level.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB+ EPQ at grade B.
  • GCSE: Maths at grade B (5) plus English Language at grade C (4).
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points overall including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths Analysis and Approach, grade 4 in HL Maths or grade 6 in SL Maths Applications and Interpretation if not held at GCSE.
  • BTEC Nationals: Full Diploma with DDD, Diploma in Business preferrred.

Other national and international qualifications considered.

Selection Process

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.

Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of XXXX.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

Starting in 2022

Tuition fees for 2022/23 are yet to be confirmed.  As an indication of what you might pat, the fees for students who started in 2021/22 were:

  • £9,250 in your first year. Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

International Students

Starting in 2022

Tuition fees for 2022/23 are yet to be confirmed.  As an indication of what you might pay, the fees for students who started in 2021/22 were:

  • £17,450 per year
  • Year Abroad: £4,326.50, which is 25% of the full-time tuition fee
  • Year in Industry: £2,617.50, which is 15% of the full-time tuition fee

You will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Get career-ready at Leicester with guidance from our award-winning Career Development Service. We're here to give you a lifetime offer of support, even after graduation. Our team of specialist careers advisers and mentors will help you every step of the way. From supporting you with CVs and interviews, to volunteering opportunities and placements, we're here to help you reach your professional goals.

Related courses

Related courses

Course structure



An indicative list of topics is below:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Economics for Accounting and Finance
  • Management for Accounting and Finance
  • Maths for Accounting and Finance
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Law and Ethics for Accounting and Finance
  • Statistics for Accounting and Finance



Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and learning

During your first year you will typically have 11-12 hours a week of timetabled sessions - around 8 hours of lectures and 3-4 hours of seminars or small group work.  Lectures will provide you with the framework and foundation knowledge for each subject, whilst seminars, held in smaller groups, provide you with the opportunity to discuss key ideas with your tutor and peers.  A variety of teaching methods are used with the aim of creating a stimulating environment in which you are encouraged to develop your learning skills and to actively engage and participate in your learning process.

Assessment methods vary to allow you to develop a range of academic and transferable skills throughout your programme and these include individual essays, examinations, presentations and group activities.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. To help with your independent learning, you can access the Library, our social study spaces in halls of residence and our learning spaces at Brookfield. 

Academic support

Our Student Learning Development Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study and exam skills
  • academic writing
  • presentations
  • dissertations
  • numerical data skills
  • referencing sources

Our AccessAbility Centre offers support and practical help for students with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties, including physical, mental health or mobility difficulties, deafness, or visual impairment.

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