University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics with Foundation Year

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Course summary

BA (Hons) Economics with Foundation Year This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. Why choose this course? Specialise in applied economics and gain a qualification which sets you apart. This course combines a solid grounding in economic theory with business and leadership skills. You’ll handle economic data, undertake research and tackle real-world business challenges. Is this course for you? Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year. How you will learn From creating investment portfolios to taking part in business conference debates, you’ll thrive on dynamic learning experiences. In our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab you’ll gain insights into trading floor activities and financial market analysis, drawing on up-to-the-minute financial data. Opportunities and experiences You could work on consultancy projects for businesses, take an optional placement year or summer internship, and hear about latest developments in the city from high-profile speakers. There’s the chance to achieve the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate too. Professionally accredited This course is accredited by leading professional bodies the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning the course is mapped against the skills employers are looking for and provides you with additional awards and/or exemptions towards professional body memberships. Careers and employability If you aspire to a high-paying career, economics is among the top ten subjects to take. Our focus on practical economic analysis can lead to roles not only in international business, consultancy and finance but also in settings like government departments and development agencies.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L347
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
88%
Student satisfaction
69%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Economics with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS