Placement: students undertake a minimum of nine months in a work placement in Year 3. Salaries for students currently on placement (2010/11) range from £12k–31k. These placements are in Belfast, Dublin, London and the Channel Islands. For almost all students placed in Dublin and London the starting salary is in excess of £20k. The organisations and the functions See-All...
Finance is primarily concerned with making investments, with a particular focus on how stock markets, and other financial markets and institutions function. To invest successfully it is necessary to understand how financial assets can be valued, how portfolios should be managed, and how corporations interact with their shareholders, all of which are studied as part of the BSc Finance degree at Queen's.
There are a range of rewarding careers available within the financial sector, with opportunities in investment banking, fund management and stockbroking. Our students have an excellent record of consistently obtaining highly sought after graduate positions, due to the academic rigour of the degree, the integrated placement year, and the strong links between this course and the finance industry.
The BSc Finance and BSc Actuarial Science degrees have recently been ranked amongst the best Finance and Actuarial degrees in the UK. In the 2013 National Student Survey 96% of our students agreed that they were satisfied with their course, placing us 4th in the UK, and 2nd amongst the elite Russell Group of universities.