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UCAS code:N300

BSc Finance

Develop the financial skills for a high-flying career in finance, banking or consulting. Learn from world-leading academics and industry practitioners.



Finance is at the heart of every business, industry and society around the world – and its role has never been more complex. There’s a huge demand for talented, ambitious graduates with the right financial acumen to meet these challenges. This rigorous programme equips you with the necessary financial knowledge and quantitative skills.

You’ll delve into the use of specific finance techniques, financial decision-making, risk management and the behaviour of the financial markets. Importantly, you’ll learn how to think analytically, evaluate financial issues from different perspectives and apply analytical methods to real-world problems.

You’ll be taught by world-leading academics and practitioners in the field. We make the most of our proximity to the city and financial districts and you’ll benefit from our links with industry practitioners, regulators and policymakers.

Our graduates are well-prepared for careers in investment banking, sales, trading, investment management, management consulting, start-ups, research and academia.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

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On the BSc Finance, we have access to faculty who are second to none in terms of their reputation and academic prowess.
Felix Oblin, Vienna, Austria, BSc Finance

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We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


Fees and funding

The table of fees shows the latest tuition fees for all programmes.

You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


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Graduate destinations


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.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Median salary of our undergraduate students 15 months after graduating:


Top 2 sectors our students work in:

Financial and Professional Services
Accounting and Auditing

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