Economics (Professional Practice) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

This course is specifically aimed at International students, wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6-month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout their postgraduate degree within a UK working environment. We aspire to help you in developing your knowledge and understanding of core economic theories and principles, and apply these to policy making and resource allocation scenarios. If you aspire to develop a career in economics, business, government, finance or media and the voluntary sector, our course will help prepare you for a wide variety of careers that require advanced economic analytical skills.

  • This conversion course is ideal if you’ve not previously studied economics but want to develop the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in business and finance.
  • The course covers the fundamentals of how economies operate around the world, and enables you to make sense of the numbers behind the markets.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to practice live share dealing in our Trading Room.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills through the study of econometrics and deepen your understanding of the global economy.
Professional links and accreditation Huddersfield Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (https://www.aacsb.edu/learners/tools/why-accreditation-matters). Less than 6% of business schools worldwide have obtained this prestigious accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education. As a result, AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates who are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

Modules

You will study the following modules: Core modules: Principles of Economics The Context of International Business Financial Markets and Institutions The Global Professional Quantitative Economic Methods Your course provides you the option to select from 3 modules which may include: Leading Managing and Developing People Global Business and Human Rights Managing Big Data Final Project An opportunity to pursue an area that interests you or which you are passionate about comes in your choice of project. You have a choice of three routes: Research Route, Consultancy Route and New Venture Creation Route (subject to tutor approval). Research Route Quantitative Economic Methods Individual Research Project Consultancy Route Consultancy Skills Group Consultancy Project New Venture Creation Launch a venture New Venture Creation MSc Professional Practice Placement The Professional Practice module gives you an opportunity to reflect on your personal and professional development and put theory into practice through professional work experience. This route must be chosen at the point of application by selecting the specific (Professional Practice) route as the placement adds a further 6 months to your duration of study. Due to the competitive nature of the placement route the Professional Practice course has limited availability and places are capped. Placements are not guaranteed and are secured through a competitive process. You may be required to undertake formal application processes and interviews with placement providers in order to successfully secure a work placement. Assessment of this module is in the form of a reflective log.

Assessment method

Tutors are experts in their field and with many having practical experience in industry and the professions which helps combine your academic knowledge with practical application. Many aspects of teaching and assessment are grounded in real life situations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • AACSB International

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Professional Practice courses are normally: * An Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification, in any subject * Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5 (a minimum of TOEFL 550 (Computer Based Toefl 213) score) or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £18700 Year 1
International £18700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition supervision and examinations. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). Please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.
Economics (Professional Practice) at University of Huddersfield - UCAS