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University of Bath: Finance

Institution University of Bath View institution profile
Department School of Management View department profile
Telephone 01225 383757
Study type Taught


Develop in-depth knowledge of finance theory and learn to apply it in practice. Graduate prepared for a career in finance.

Receive a theoretical foundation in finance. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations behind them, and how to apply this knowledge in the real world. Our emphasis on technical and practical skills means you will graduate prepared for a finance career.

You'll work with and learn from industry experts. This makes sure you'll explore the most topical issues in finance practice. You'll also develop technical skills employers look for like:

  • programming

-financial modelling - applications of FinTech

You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of two options for the summer term:

  • do a dissertation (either an academic research project or an applied research project)

do an internship - Internships are not guaranteed. Places are competitive and we advertise opportunities to students.

  • Get an advantage in the job market by developing the skills employers want
  • Learn the key contemporary issues in finance practice

  • Make the course your own. Customise the degree to suit your strengths and ambitions by choosing five optional units from a range of topics.

  • Apply academic theory to a practical issue with an optional dissertation alternative. You'll get valuable experience working on a real-life problem.

  • Share your knowledge and experiences with students from all our finance courses. You'll gain global insight working with students from all over the world.

We combine the latest research with many opportunities to apply it. This will help you stand out from the crowd. You'll develop key professional skills and work with our partner organisations on optional projects from day one. Find out more about optional activities.

Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD. Find out more about how we prepare you for career success.

Building for the future Our new School of Management building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork.

Our new building encourages engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub provides a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.

Studying a Finance-related course gives you access to a range of financial databases and terminals like Bloomberg, Refinitiv Workspace (for Datastream/Eikon and Thomson One), Morningstar Direct, Wharton Research Data Services, Mergent and FAME.

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The University of Bath
School of Management

Think Ambitious.

We are one of the UK’s leading business schools. We’re ranked 1st for Marketing in The Complete University Guide 2022, a position we have held since 2017. Top 5 for Accounting and Finance (The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2022) and top 10 for Business, Management and Marketing (The Guardian University Guide 2022 and The Complete University Guide 2022). This means we consistently deliver outstanding teaching and learning for our students.

We’re also a leading centre for research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 41% of our submissions …

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