• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

In this Financial Management (Hons) programme from University of Portsmouth you’ll develop a thorough knowledge of financial decision-making, learn analytical skills valued by both the corporate world and the finance industry, and develop commercial awareness.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.

What you'll experience

  • Learn skills in areas such as business accounting, managing people, corporate governance and working as a team
  • Be taught by a mixture of professionally qualified staff and expert academic researchers
  • Use our Bloomberg terminals, where you’ll analyse real-time financial market data, and get the Bloomberg Certificate
  • Have the chance to network with potential employers and work with real businesses on projects

You’ll develop a thorough knowledge of financial decision-making, learn analytical skills valued by both the corporate world and the finance industry, and develop commercial awareness.

After the course, you’ll have all the skills you need to work in the finance industry or be a manager responsible for the financial functions of a business.

Placement year

After your second year, you can do an optional paid work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Past students have secured placements at well-known organisations such as the National Physical Laboratory and Lockheed Martin. Many students go on to work for their placement employer after they finish the course.

You’ll apply for your placement in the second year with support from our Placements Office. You’ll get:

  • sessions with potential placement employers
  • access to a database of vacancies
  • regular placement opportunity updates
  • help with application forms and the application process

Work experience and career planning

To help you secure a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course to develop your skills and build links in the industry. You'll get careers support throughout your studies and for 5 years after you graduate.

If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • small-group seminars
  • practical workshops
  • one-on-one tutorials

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • a self-led project
  • an optional dissertation

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

After the course, you can use the financial expertise you’ve developed to work in the finance industry or manage the financial functions of a business.

Many of our graduates have gone onto managerial-level roles. Routes they’ve pursued include:

  • commercial banking
  • corporate finance
  • chartered accountancy
  • investment banking
  • financial management
  • real estate
  • financial planning
  • insurance
  • further study at postgraduate level

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Business Accounting
  • Economics for Business
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Business Operations and Systems Management
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting for Business
  • Management Accounting for Operational Control
  • Corporate Governance, Financial Crime, Ethics and Controls
  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Accounting for Strategic Analysis and Control

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    10

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General Requirements

  • 112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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