Are you looking for a Finance degree which will give you a competitive edge? The BSc Finance with a Foundation Year degree at Swansea University will do just that.
If you don’t achieve the necessary grades to enrol on to the BSc Finance course, the BSc Finance with a Foundation Year degree is for you.
The Foundation Year is an excellent pathway to gaining the required knowledge and skills in finance before joining Year 1 students of the BSc Finance degree within the School of Management.
If a career as a stockbroker, investment banker or finance analyst excites you or if you see yourself as an actuary, financial manager or data analyst; then this four year degree is the best grounding for the financial career of your choice.
As a finance specialist you will play a fundamental role in the running of a business – big or small. Managing budgets and taxes, financial reporting, completing audits – all are critical in ensuring that a business or organisation runs as effectively and successfully as possible.
The Foundation Year is taught at The College, located next to the School of Management. Once you complete this year, you will move to the School of Management building for the remainder of your studies.
WHY FINANCE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
- Ranked in the UK Top 5 for Graduate Prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
- 95% of our Accounting and Finance graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)
- Degree accreditation by nationally recognised bodies
- A diverse student body from over 60 different countries
- The Foundation Year will be taught at The College, a state of the art, brand-new building based on Bay Campus
- The final three years of the degree will be taught at the £22 million School of Management building, located next to The College on Bay Campus
YOUR FINANCE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
Finance at Swansea is a flexible degree with the chance to study abroad for a year, or work in industry for a year. This can give you a real competitive advantage and will broaden your horizons when it comes to seeking employment.
Your first year (the Foundation Year) is taught at The College, located next to the School of Management, and your final three years are taught within the School of Management itself.
Our wide selection of optional modules which you can choose in your final two years of study, will allow you to shape the degree towards your career goals. The course itself blends theory, empirical evidence and practical application. You will build a strong financial foundation and develop essential transferable skills allowing you to analyse and critically evaluate real-world financial market issues and concepts.
Teaching at Swansea is partly informed by research, and our staff have hands-on experience of both theory and practice, meaning you can benefit from their academic expertise and real-world know-how.
During your time with us, you will also have full access to our cutting edge video and digital content creation suite and state-of-the-art facilities at the School of Management, including the Fujitsu Innovation Hub and presentation rooms.
As well as setting you up for a career as a financial specialist within a business, we also have support services available to help you start your own business. This is particularly useful for those students wanting to become independent financial analysts, managers or auditors. The service offers a mentoring route, using a wealth of industry experience.
FINANCE WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As a graduate from Swansea, you will find yourself in a great position to secure rewarding employment at any desirable organisation.
Whether your target is to work for the world’s biggest banks or broking firms, this degree makes you a strong candidate for employment. Your next step could lie in any of these roles:
- Wealth management or investment adviser
- Accountant or actuary
- Banking professional
- Finance analyst