University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance and Economics (with a placement year)

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Course summary

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Our sandwich year BSc (Hons) Finance and Economics degree gives you a strong working knowledge of:

  • Accountancy
  • Financial markets
  • Investment appraisal
  • Risk management
With a range of optional modules available alongside the core curriculum, you’ll be able to tailor the programme to your areas of academic interest and your career aspirations. It includes a year-long paid internship; an invaluable opportunity to develop your skills and insight and boost your graduate employability. You can take an internship as part of the Government Economic Service placement scheme, within organisations such as:
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Office for National Statistics
You can also take an internship at a range of private sector companies involved in finance, accountancy or even marketing. Alternatively, you can choose to study a year abroad at one of our partner institutions across Europe, North America and East Asia. Professional accreditation Depending on modules taken, you may qualify for partial exemption from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations. Rankings The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Course details

Modules

The first year consists of core modules which provide the essential foundation for your further study. By the end of this year you will have gained knowledge and understanding of the basic ideas in economics, accounting, finance, and quantitative methods. In your second year you will take core modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial management, finance and investment at an intermediate level, and you will further enhance your knowledge of the research and statistical methods used in economics and finance. By the end of the second year you will have a critical awareness of the tools and principles in finance and economics and their applicability to policy issues, and an understanding of statistical techniques and mathematical analysis relevant to both economic and finance enquiry. In your final year you will research and write your dissertation, with guidance from your supervisor, on a topic chosen by you. By the end of this year you will have developed an understanding of advanced economic and financial analysis, and expanded your knowledge of econometric methods. You will develop a deeper, more specialised knowledge and understanding of the application of economic and finance principles to specialised areas and contemporary policy issues. Additionally, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of options within the School of Management subject to timetabling constraints and the study of prerequisite modules. Throughout the programme, you will acquire skills that are useful not only in Economics, but in whatever profession you choose to follow after graduation.

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L115
Institution code:
B56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applicants from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
International £15320 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Finance and Economics (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS