Finance with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: N302
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB (including Mathematics) / IB : 35 with no score less than 4 / BTEC : D*D*D
  • Aimed towards students aspiring to pursue a career in financial roles

  • Be taught by Finance research-active members of staff with expertise in a wide range of financial areas providing valuable insights into the current financial world

  • Specially designed programme to utilise significant investment into one of the largest University Trading Suites to help emphasise the practical applications of financial theories using the industry standard Bloomberg Professional.

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be AACSB and EQUIS-Accredited.

Our new BSc (Hons) Finance with a Year in Industry programme has strong theoretical and quantitative foundations and follows a practice-led approach covering the core aspects of finance.

Choosing this specialist course can give you an advantage in a range of financial related careers or even further study. Our new programme benefits from the numerous links we have in the financial sector and industry.

On the Year in Industry programme you spend Year Three on placement in industry.

Links with Professional Bodies

With close industry links, excellent teaching, and quality content the programme has been accepted onto the University Affiliation Programme (UAP) of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to employers, and the marketplace that ULMS curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. It also allows us to offer a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

The programme is also accredited by a number of professional accountancy bodies with exemptions from various examination papers are available upon successful completion of certain modules.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

700 Year One undergraduates across all programmes in 2018

Graduate prospects

96% of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)

National Student Survey

91% overall satisfaction at programme level for Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) (NSS 2017, University of Liverpool analysis of unpublished data)

Department resources

£12 million extension providing additional resources including an experiential marketing facility, Bloomberg trading floor, social study spaces, flexible teaching rooms and lecture theatres.

Facts and figures


36 professional accreditations across the Management School recognising excellence in programme content and teaching

Why this subject?

Enhance your employability with our co-curricular programme

With our unique 'ULMS Extra' programme you will go beyond the core curriculum and have the opportunity to develop your employability and personal networks by participating in specially designed activities, business societies and business competitions.

Reach your full potential

Our committed Student Support team is available to provide learning and development opportunities such as study skills sessions, placement advice, study abroad opportunities and pastoral support to help get the most of your student life and prepare you for the global workplace.

Benefit from our range of industry links and research expertise

We have outstanding links with private and public sector organisations as well as leading academics conducting cutting-edge research which helps shape our innovative curriculum to ensure that you develop knowledge and skills grounded in the real world. 

Gain a global perspective

With a vibrant international learning community you’ll be exposed to business ideas and cultures from the UK and beyond, drawing on a long tradition of commercial acumen in one of the world's truly global cities, still at the heart of international trade and interaction. 

Take advantage of innovative teaching methodologies

Modules are taught using the latest active learning techniques including business simulations, real-world case studies, social media, interactive participation software, lecture capture and real-time financial and business data using our Bloomberg Trading Floor.  

Tailor your studies to suit your interests and career aspirations

Our programmes offer flexibility, choice and opportunities allowing you to pursue your career and life aspirations. See what our current students think about their studies and what some of our graduates are doing now.