Undergraduate Course

Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: Up to 6 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year (2024/25)

International fee

£14,900 per year (2024/25)

UCAS points

112-120 (September 2024 entry)

UCAS code


Course level



BSc (Hons)

Start date



Derby Campus

Develop your skills in the emerging finance and technology field. From investment portfolios to cryptocurrencies, you’ll explore an exciting range of themes whilst enhancing your employability through our industry connections.

Our BSc (Hons) Finance and Technology degree is designed to help you make robust links between classical financial theoretical frameworks and the practicalities of the real world, and to equip you with the computer-based literacy skills needed for a career in growing tech driven finance service sector.

You will learn how advances in technology have led to financial sector innovations that have been revolutionising the way we live, work, and do business. You will explore the ways in which FinTech is implemented in real-world scenarios, from the way businesses create and deliver products and services, to raising capital, conducting financial transactions and managing investment portfolios.

You will develop skills in applying economic and financial theory perspectives and approaches in order to understand the way financial decisions are made, risk management takes place and how an optimal portfolio is evaluated. You will be equipped to undertake financial economic research and analysis, handle economic and financial information and data by utilising widely used programming languages, such as Python and industry standard software, such as Stata, SPSS, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, and Jupyter Notebooks.

You will be introduced to Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Big Data and AI and you will build up your real-world financial data analysis in our specialist Financial Lab using industry standard software.  

A student working in our Financial Markets Lab

At the forefront of a growing industry

The recent global economic and technological developments such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have led to a growing interest in applied finance, and in the use of the latest technologies to deliver financial services and products. Financial Technology (FinTech) is bringing innovations to the traditional banking and finance subject area. It has highlighted the importance of understanding the real-world economic and financial problems by incorporating cutting edge computational methods.  
It is anticipated that FinTech will contribute £13.7bn gross value added to the UK economy, and as this industry grows there will be a need for graduates with specialist financial knowledge who can be at the forefront of this expanding sector. 

Specialist Facilities

In our impressive Financial Markets Lab you can harness the same information and technology used by financial professionals all over the world. You’ll have the chance to apply industry-standard software to solve complex finance related problems. You’ll develop the financial and economic knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in the globalised and highly competitive financial sector. 

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Financial Markets Lab

University of Derby students have access to real live financial data and can experience what it’s like to work on a trading floor in our Financial Markets Lab.

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What you will study

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Quantitative Analysis
  • Programming
  • Introduction to Macroeconomic Concepts and Data
  • Introduction to Finance and FinTech
  • Finance and Business Performance


  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Dig Data and Artificial Intelligence 
  • Programming for Finance
  • Negotiated Work Placement 
  • FinTech Research Project
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Portfolio Management

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus entrance

Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Entry requirements

2024 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2024 entry. Contextual offers may apply to students who meet certain criteria.

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points112-120
T LevelMerit - Distinction
GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
Access to HEN/A

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

Fees and funding



£9,250 per year

£1,155 per 20 credit module


£14,900 per year


Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

Please look at our application deadlines before you apply.

UK students

If you are in Year 13 and applying for a full-time undergraduate course (including our joint honours courses), we recommend that you apply through UCAS.

Apply through UCAS

If you are applying to study part-time, or already have your qualifications, or wish to join at Year 2 or 3, you should apply directly to the University.

Apply directly to the University


The skills you’ll learn will enable you to pursue a career as a financial sector professional or a finance specialist in FinTech. As the course will also develop your business mindset and commercial awareness, you could also enter other fields where financial skills are desirable such as:

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Additional information about your studies

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

The information provided on this page is correct at the time of publication but course content, costs and other individual course details do change from time to time and are updated as often as possible, so please do check these pages again when making your final decision to apply for a course. Any updated course details will also be confirmed to you at application, enrolment and in your offer letter.

Included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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