Economics & Finance with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics & Finance with a Foundation Year

Course summary

The Foundation Year is an excellent pathway to gaining the required knowledge and skills in economics and finance, before joining Year 1 students of the BSc Economics and Finance degree within the School of Social Sciences. Blending core elements of economics and finance, this degree provides a comprehensive understanding of modern economics and its application within the financial industry. The chance to concentrate on specialist areas such as corporate finance will develop your appreciation of the relationship between economic analysis and financial operations. Economics at Swansea is ranked: Top 16 in the UK for Teaching Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2024) 17th in the UK for Student Voice (NSS 2023) Top 20 in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2024) Based on the average positivity score across questions 22 to 25 in the NSS 2023 compared against 81 universities as featured in the Times Good University Guide. Swansea University's Economics department offers students an excellent learning experience, driven by a world-class academic team. With a key focus on preparing you for a successful career on graduation, the department has an Employability Team, who are on hand throughout the year to help you realise your potential and achieve your goals. You will have unlimited access to expert advice and support in relation to placement opportunities, internships, work experience, job application processes, interview techniques and much more.


Your first year of study is made up of compulsory modules covering a range of themes. Compulsory modules are studied by all students on the programme, meaning you are automatically enrolled. Examples of compulsory modules include: • Current Issues in Economics • Finance for Economics • Exploring Economic Data In your second and third year you will study a mixture of compulsory and choose optional modules from a vast selection. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Investments: Assets; Equalities and Bonds • Principles of Management Accounting • Financial Market Efficiency • Forensic Accounting Your final year will include an optional independent study project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at:

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Presentations • Group Work • Data Sampling Throughout your undergraduate Economics and Finance degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page: or get in touch with us at [email protected]

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A foundation year is available for students who do not achieve the grades necessary for their chosen degree programme.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

Fees and funding

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Economics & Finance with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS