Financial Computing with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)

Key information


Financial computing is at the very heart of the world’s global financial centres, from Wall Street to Chicago, London and Tokyo.

Programme in detail

Taught in conjunction with the Management School and bringing together finance, economics and computing, this dynamic programme will develop your knowledge and skills in aspects of financial services from understanding and creating algorithms; financial accounting; designing, implementing and evaluating software systems to analysing stock portfolios and operating financial markets.

On G3N4 you will spend a year on industrial placement acquiring experience and awareness of practical business and industrial environments.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

189 Year One undergraduates in 2018

UK league tables

1st in the UK for 4* and 3* research outputs (THE 2014)

Graduate prospects

94% of graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)

Why this subject?

Range of degrees. Whether or not you have prior computing experience, we offer degrees that are balanced between commercial, scientific and theoretical topics to help you grow professionally. Our courses provide the right foundations of Computer Science, but also a range of modules on Employability Skills, like Oracle database management, and modules on state of the art technologies, like gaming and social networks.

Cutting-edge degrees. Our programmes are regularly updated to incorporate the latest technology and developments; through their research, members of the Department actively contribute to this changing scene.

Industry experience. We offer a wide range of undergraduate programmes that allow you to gain an in-depth experience of the application of computing in the real world via a year in industry. Additional opportunities to widen your career opportunities exist through honours year industry-based projects and work placements in the second year of studies.

Our programmes offer an opportunity to participate in the Microsoft IT-Academy Programme and qualify for Microsoft certification in Network and IT Systems Administration, Software Development, or Database Administration.

Excellent facilities. We are housed in a Grade II listed building which has undergone a £5 million refurbishment. The building includes state of the art laboratories with new PCs and Macs. Our programmes include courses on iPhone programming and robot lab. We offer you state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and a pleasant environment in which to work and study. 

ICT in Liverpool. Liverpool has a substantial and growing ICT industry, with 700 related companies on Merseyside offering a wealth of employment opportunities on your doorstep.