Finance is about making and managing money. It can involve investing in the stock market, trading in currencies and derivatives, or making lending decisions in banks. Students who study the BSc Finance with a Year in Industry degree at Queen’s will gain the skills and knowledge that are needed to succeed in the financial industry. A placement year with a financial institution is integrated into this degree. A dedicated placement team supports students through the application process, and helps them to find high quality opportunities.
- Entry requirements
- BBB including Mathematics
- English language requirements
- An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component.
- Tuition fees
- £16,900 / ¥153,774
Six modules are taken in each of Years 1, 2 and 4. In Year 3, students undertake a salaried placement in a financial environment for a minimum of nine months.
- Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Instruments, Markets and Institutions
- Mathematics for Finance
- Economy, Society and Public Policy 1
- Economy, Society and Public Policy 2
- Statistical Methods
- Behavioural Finance
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Investment Analysis
- Futures and Options
- Monetary Theory
- Excel and VBA
Placement (internship with a financial organisation)
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Econometrics and Data Science
- Financial Engineering
- International Finance
Plus two modules from:
- Capital Markets
- Fixed Income Instruments
- Financial Bubbles and Crises
- Economics with Finance
- 3 years (L1N3)
The BSc Finance at Queen’s has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) University Affiliation Program.
During the third year of the degree, students complete a 9 to 12 month placement within a financial institution. These placements are usually in Belfast, Dublin, or London, and can involve companies such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, the Bank of England, FinTrU, First Derivatives or KPMG. The placement year gives students excellent experience and connections, and provides a competitive edge when seeking graduate employment.
You will have access to Bloomberg terminals in the FinTrU Trading Room, giving students the skills, experience and knowledge necessary to prepare them for a career in the financial services sector.
Students can take part in the Queen’s Student Managed Fund, which gives participants the opportunity to invest real money and manage the risk of their portfolios. Students rate the course very highly, giving satisfaction rates averaging 93% over the last five years in the National Student Survey.
Prizes and Awards
Top-performing students are regularly awarded prizes and scholarships from leading financial companies, eg Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Ulster Bank and Citi.