Course Overview

Our BSc Finance degree provides you with a grounding in finance theory and methodology, whilst developing proficiency in areas such as International Financial Markets, Assets and Financial Statement Analysis. Course content is accredited by a number of professional industry bodies, including the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA).

Key Features

  • 9th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2018)
  • 30th in the UK for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2017)
  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • Opportunity to undertake work placements in both three year (single week or summer internship) and four year (year in industry) variants
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week. Interested in the facilities? Take a look at them here
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details. 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-1002Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Maths 1 for Accounting and Finance
MN-1004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Foundations of Financial Accounting
MN-1007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing and Strategy
MN-1014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economics 1 for Accounting and Finance
MN-1502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Finance
MN-1503Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Statistics 1 for Accounting and Finance
MN-1508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Managing People and Operations
MN-1514Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Foundations of Management Accounting

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-2004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 1
MN-2057Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 1
MN-2502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Markets and Institutions
MN-2505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Investments: Assets; Equities and Bonds
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 30 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2003Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Governance and Ethics
MN-2007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Marketing Planning
MN-2008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Digital MarketingPre-reqs: MN-1016 Marketing or MN-1505 Marketing or MN-1007 Marketing and Strategy
MN-2009Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Change Management
MN-2010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Marketing 1
MN-2011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Information Systems
MN-2013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Organisational Behaviour
MN-2015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Programming for Analytics
MN-2017Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Science 1
MN-2021Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Micro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MN-1519
MN-2023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Economic History and Industrial Development
MN-2029Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Environmental and Resource EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1015 or MN-1014 or MN-1511 or MN-1519
MN-2031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Principles of Financial AccountingStudents cannot undertake this module if MN-2052 and MN-2558 have already been selected.
MN-2035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Business Environment: International Political Economy
MN-2040Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Analysis
MN-2051Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Accounting 1ATo undertake this module, students must also select MN-2557 Management Accounting 1B in TB2. Non-req MN-2534
MN-2052Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Accounting 1ATo undertake this module, students must also select MN-2558 Financial Accounting 1B in TB2. Non-reqs MN-2031 or MN-2030
MN-2054Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Business PlanningCo-requisite module for MN-2559 and needs to be taken and passed in order to proceed to TB2 module
MN-2055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Theory of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
MN-2056Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Maths and Statistics 2To select this, A&F students will need to have taken and passed both MN-1002 and MN-1503
MN-2058Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Contemporary Issues in Tourism
MN-2059Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Places
MN-2060Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Business and Employment Law
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students should select 30 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-2508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Human Resource Management
MN-2509Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Consulting 1
MN-2510Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour 1
MN-2511Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Business
MN-2512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Industrial Marketing
MN-2513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Supply Chain Management
MN-2514Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Information Systems
MN-2518Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15e-Business
MN-2520Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business Analytics
MN-2522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Marketing
MN-2527Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Macro-economics 2Students must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or or MN-1519 or MN-1511
MN-2529Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15European Economic IntegrationStudents wishing to select this module will need to have also selected MN-2021 Micro-economics 1 as a co-requisite module.
MN-2530Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic PolicyStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1519
MN-2534Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Principles of Management AccountingStudents cannot undertake this module if MN-2051 and MN-2557 have already been selected.
MN-2544Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economic DevelopmentStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1512 or MN-1519
MN-2548Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Auditing 1To undertake this module, students will have to have also selected MN-2052 in TB1
MN-2549Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Decision Analysis
MN-2551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Aspects of Organisation
MN-2557Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Accounting 1BTo undertake this module, students will have to have also selected MN-2051 in TB1. Non-req MN-2534
MN-2558Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Accounting 1BTo undertake this module, students will have to have also selected MN-2052 in TB1. Non-reqs MN-2031 or MN-2030
MN-2559Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30Applied EntrepreneurshipStudents must have also selected and passed MN-2054 in order to proceed to this module.
MN-2562Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Managerial EconomicsPre-reqs: MN-1011 or MN-1014 or MN-1015 or MN-1511 or MN-1519
MN-2563Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Entrepreneurship for Tourism Experiences
MN-2564Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Tourism in Practice
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students must have completed MN-N001 or MN-N003 English for Management 1 in order to select this module.
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001 taught in TB1)

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-3002Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Market Efficiency
MN-3004Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Investment Banking
MN-3505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Asset Management
MN-3506Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Derivatives and Risk Management
Optional Modules
Semester 1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students need to select exactly 30 credits from the following list for Semester 1. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3005Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial ServicesStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance 2Students must have previously completed MN-2004 in order to select this module.
MN-3010Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Management Accounting 2Students must have previously completed both MN-2051 AND MN-2557 (or MN-2032)
MN-3011Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Accounting 2Students must have previously completed both MN-2052 AND MN-2558 (or MN-2535)
MN-3012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Research
MN-3013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Human Resource Management
MN-3014Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Communications
MN-3015Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Power and Organisation
MN-3016Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Innovation Management
MN-3018Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Sales and Sales Force Management
MN-3019Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Project ManagementNot available to students who have previously undertaken MN-2014 Project Management
MN-3022Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Pioneers of Entrepreneurship 1
MN-3023Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Lean Operations
MN-3024Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Data Mining
MN-3026Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Application Development
MN-3027Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mathematical EconomicsStudents must have previously completed either MN-2005 or MN-2056 in order to select this module.
MN-3028Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Econometrics 2Students must have previously completed either MN-2057 or MN-2528 in order to select this module.
MN-3031Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Labour EconomicsStudents must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module. Non-req: MN-2546
MN-3035Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Monetary EconomicsStudents must have previously completed both MN-2021 and MN-2527 in order to select this module.
MN-3038Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Taxation 1Students must have previously completed both MN-2052 and MN-2558 in order to select this module.
MN-3042Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Global Shift: Globalization and Transnational Corporations
MN-3047Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Strategic Implementation
MN-3048Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Advanced Economic AnalysisStudents must have previously completed both MN-2021 and MN-2527 in order to select this module.
MN-3055Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Rheoli Prosiectau (Project Management)Co-taught with MN-3019 and allows students to have seminars through the medium of Welsh.
MN-3057Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Economic PolicyStudents must have previously completed both MN-2021 and MN-2527 in order to select this module.
MN-N001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)0English for Management 1This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills.
AND
Semester 2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students have to select exactly 30 credits from the following list for Semester 2. Optional modules will be offered subject to demand, availability and timetable constraints. Students should note and check BEFORE selecting whether modules have any special requirements, such as pre-requisites, co-requisites or incompatibles. NOTE: Pre-reqs need to have been taken in a previous year and co-reqs have to be selected in the current year

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MN-3501Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial EconomicsStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004 or MN-1509 or MN-2028 or MN-2057. NOTE: This module requires a high level of mathematical ability
MN-3502Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Auditing 2Students can only select this module if they have previously completed and passed MN-2548
MN-3503Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Innovation and Risk ManagementStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3507Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Risk Management in BankingStudents must have completed one of the following pre-reqs: MN-2004
MN-3508Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Contemporary Issues in FinanceStudents must have previously completed MN-2004 in order to select this module.
MN-3512Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business EthicsThis module cannot be taken with either MN-3517 or MN-3516.
MN-3513Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Leadership
MN-3515Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Marketing 2Students must have completed MN-2010 in order to select this module.
MN-3516Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Marketing EthicsThis module cannot be taken with either MN-3517 or MN-3512.
MN-3517Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Corporate Social ResponsibilityThis module cannot be taken with either MN-3512 or MN-3516.
MN-3519Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Information Technology Service Management
MN-3521Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Standards
MN-3522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Environmental Management for Business
MN-3524Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Consumer Behaviour 2Students must have previously completed MN-2510 in order to select this module.
MN-3526Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Spreadsheets and Databases for Business AnalysisStudents cannot select this module if they have previously completed MN-2523
MN-3531Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Public ChoiceStudents must have previously completed MN-2021 in order to select this module.
MN-3532Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Econometrics 3To undertake this module, student must also select MN-3028 Econometrics 2 in TB1
MN-3533Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Economies of the Middle and Far East
MN-3534Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Monetary Economics 2To undertake this module, student must also select MN-3035 Econometrics 2 in TB1
MN-3536Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Financial Accounting 3To undertake this module, student must also select MN-3011 Financial Accounting 2 in TB1
MN-3537Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Management Accounting 3To undertake this module, student must also select MN-3010 Management Accounting 2 in TB1
MN-3541Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Taxation 2Students must either have selected MN-3038 in TB1 or have previously completed MN-2533
MN-3542Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Employment LawNot available if students have previously completed either MN-2504 or MN-2519
MN-3551Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Law of International Corporate Governance
MN-3552Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Business and Financial ForecastingStudents must have previously completed either MN-1509 or MN-2057 or MN-2028
MN-3553Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Sales and Personal Selling
MN-3555Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Forensic Accounting
MN-3561Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Social Media MarketingStudents must have previously completed MN-2008 in order to select this module.
MN-3564Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Financial ManagementStudents must have previously completed MN-2004 in order to select this module.
MN-3566Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15History of Economic Thought
MN-3567Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15International Economics and TradeStudents must have previously completed both MN-2021 AND MN-2527 in order to select this module.
MN-N002Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 2Students can only select this module if they have previously completed MN-N001 or MN-N003
MN-N003Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0English for Management 1 (TB2)This is a non-credit bearing module aimed at School of Management Students whose first language is not English and who wish to improve their English language skills (repeat of MN-N001)
MN-N005Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)0Computerised AccountingNon-credit bearing module. Pre-reqs are MN-2052 and MN-2558

Description

All of our undergraduate programmes combine a range of compulsory modules that students must study in their first year with us before giving you significant freedom to pick optional modules in later years to allow you to focus in on your own interests and specialisation.

This programme has been closely designed around the CFA professional standards, allowing graduates to fast-track their career in finance.

Entry Requirements

A-level Qualification

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) A-Level grades of ‘ABB-BBB’ or better.   No A-level in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance is required. We do not however consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes. Students may combine A-levels with other qualifications below.  GCSE Maths and English minimum C grade is also required. 

International Baccalaureate 

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) IB of 32-33 or higher.

BTEC (18-unit)

The School of Management will make offers to students with predicted (or achieved) BTEC results of DDM or better.

English Language

Non-native English speakers must achieve 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent tests.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme. Further details can be found here.

International Qualifications

View the international qualifications that we accept, and the level required, for International Students (non EU) and EU Students.

How To Apply

If you are a UK or EU student, you should apply here.

Students from outside the UK or EU should apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BSc (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £15,000

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the School of Management network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

4 Year Degree Options

Study abroad opportunities are managed in conjunction with Swansea University's Go Global Team. You can find out more about your study abroad opportunities here.

The School of Management offers a variety of placement schemes (year in industry) which are coordinated by our in-house Employability Team. Click here to access detailed guidance on the placement process, including recent student success stories.

Scholarships

Swansea University offers a range of scholarships to help fund your studies, including: 

Excellence Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAA or above at A-Level (or equivalent) - £3000 over 2 years. 

Merit Scholarship - awarded to students achieving AAB at A-Level (or equivalent - £2000 over 2 years. 

For more information on scholarships and other funding opportunities available at Swansea, please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

The School of Management also offers the Developing Futures Scholarship package, which encourages students to develop a number of professional skills whilst working with the School throughout the academic year.

Undergraduate scholarship of £2000 towards tuition fees.

Available to non-EU (International) students holding an offer to study at the School of Management. 

Postgraduate scholarship of £3000 towards tuition fees.

Available to all UK/EU and International students holding an offer to study at the School of Management. 

More information on Developing Futures Scholarships, including how to apply, can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

To find out more about if this course has a professional accreditation and what that means, visit our professional accreditation page.

Location and Facilities

 For more information on what's available to you on the Bay Campus visit our Location and Facilities page. 

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Discover how our in-house Careers Service has supported our students:

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduate destinations:

  • Advanced Analytical Modelling Consultant, AC Neilsen
  • Assistant Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Business Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Commercial Graduate, Tata
  • Finance Analyst, Cable and Wireless Worldwide
  • Finance Graduate Trainee, Tate & Lyle plc
  • Finance Graduate, Ford Motor Company
  • Financial Accounts Controller, Airbus UK
  • Financial Management Trainee, L'Oreal
  • Foreign Exchange Trader, HSBC
  • Graduate management scheme, Enterprise Rent- a-Car
  • Graduate Trainee programme, Barclays
  • Investment Banker, Julian Hodge
  • IT Consultant, Capgemini
  • Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Management Trainee, Marks and Spencer
  • Management Trainee, Shell UK
  • Marketing Assistant, Alfa Romeo
  • Recruitment Consultant, Microsoft
  • Share Dealer, OSTC
  • Trainee Accountant, Deloitte
  • Trainee Auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk