Our departments and programmes

The Department of Finance

On the BSc Finance, we have access to faculty who are second to none in terms of their reputation and academic prowess. The Department also values personal growth and offers one of a kind workshops, speaker events and challenges. On the programme, we’re a small group of 30 students: it feels like a family to me and our truly collaborative culture helps us all to make the most of our time at LSE.

Felix Nickolaus Oblin, BSc Finance

Welcome to the Department of Finance. Here you can meet our students and staff virtually and find out more about the Department and our BSc Finance programme. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us.

An introduction to BSc Finance at LSE An introduction to BSc Finance at LSE
Watch this video for an introduction to studying finance at LSE

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Watch our Virtual Open Day talk

Watch our BSc Finance Virtual Open Day video to find out more about the programme, teaching and assessment methods and life in the Department of Finance. 

You can also watch our 2020 Virtual Open Day BSc Finance Q&A session here

Top three reasons why you should study finance at LSE

  1. BSc Finance will unlock the door for you to think from a wide variety of perspectives which you’ll learn from leading professionals in their respective fields.
  2. LSE Finance is home to some of the world’s leading and most approachable academics and practitioners in finance who are there to support your learning.
  3. Finance at LSE is a home away from home – we’re a diverse group of people who make up one tight-knit family.

You can read more about studying BSc Finance in the Department and about us on our Department webpages.

Our programme: BSc Finance

Our BSc Finance programme helps students develop strong quantitative skills and build an understanding of the key issues in finance, financial techniques and financial decision making. Analytical methods in finance and financial economics will be applied to a range of real-world problems. Students can study a range of finance subfields, including corporate finance, behavioural finance, risk management, asset management and derivative pricing.

Listen to our taster lecture for an insight into what it's like to study the discipline at LSE.

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc Finance programme page.

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 610/126/52
  • Careers: Graduates from this programme will be well prepared for careers in investment banking, sales, trading and research, investment management, management consultancy, start-ups and other professional careers in the City, as well as further academic study.

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the BSc Finance programme page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: N300
A-levels: A*AA, with an A* in Mathematics
IB Diploma: 38 points overall with 766 at higher level, including a 7 in Higher Level Mathematics

Our research and events

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