BSc Finance

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BSc Finance

University College Cork
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    1st year fees
  • 556
  • Campus
  • Bachelor
  • 4 years


The BSc Finance is based equally on the subject areas of corporate finance and financial economics. This combined approach provides graduates with a thorough grounding in each area.

Finance is concerned with the operation of financial markets and the valuation of financial assets, in particular in stock, bond, foreign exchange and interest rate markets. Movements in financial markets are driven by information, risk and uncertainty, which in turn provide the foundation for understanding strategic business decision-making.

You will gain a specialised knowledge of:

  • Financial and monetary systems
  • Investment and securities analysis
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Strategy
  • Information systems
  • Accounting
  • Quantitative techniques
  • Research methods

Admission Requirements

At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. English and Irish are requirements for all programmes unless the applicant is exempt from Irish. 

Applicants should apply directly through the CAO, include a statement of interest and may be required to attend for interview. Leaving Certificate Maths is recommended.  Approximately eight places are available on this programme for mature applicants. 

Courses Units

You need to complete 556 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

Graduates are highly sought-after by financial companies in Ireland, primarily the IFSC, and by companies in the City of London.

In addition, the BSc Finance degree has international applicability. Recent graduates have gone onto careers in places such as Zurich, Buenos Aries, London, Sydney, Mexico, Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia.

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