Economics and Finance at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Establish a launchpad for a career in an area of Economics and Finance that interests you most
  • Gain a wide range of transferable skills and the technical skills and confidence to operate successfully in national and global businesses
  • Study management accounting, financial management, investments and risk management
  • Develop some of the most in-demand skills in the global and digital economies such as quantitative and data-analysis proficiency
  • Complete an optional year-long placement in industry between Year 2 and 3
  • No previous study of economics is required — all are encouraged to apply
  • Accredited by The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
From global recession to interest rates, the news headlines are full of stories relating to economics and finance. Exploring economic systems and how they work helps us to understand the impact they have on our society and the way in which we live. Our Economics and Finance degree gives you a broad and deep working knowledge of these concepts from the perspectives of businesses, industries and governments and their effect on the smaller economic units of individuals, families, and communities. Over three years, you sharpen your mathematical and statistical skills along with your ability to analyse data, construct and present strong arguments, and solve complex business problems. These are all key skills valued by employers across the business community. The course helps you to explore current debates about the relationship between economics, finance and society, and gives you opportunities to specialise in areas of interest and career aspirations. As well as economics, you study management accounting, financial management, investments and risk management. And you can test out your new knowledge in the Trading Room in the Winchester Business School, which offers you the latest computer-based business simulation to gain real-world experience of markets. In Year 1, you explore large-scale general economic drivers and their influences on wealth creation at national and international levels (Macroeconomics) and how economic units make decisions and distribute goods and services (Microeconomics). There are also mandatory modules in Management Accounting, Finance and Mathematical Skills for Economists. Year 2 builds on this foundation with a deeper study of Macro- and Microeconomics, along with Applied Management Research, and Management Accounting and Financial Management, providing you with opportunities to develop your knowledge, understanding, technical skills and confidence to operate successfully in an international and globalised work environment. In Year 3, you study Advanced Macro- and Microeconomics, Investments, and Financial Risk Management. Choose from optional modules including Disruptive Change in Accounting and Finance, Digital Finance, Critical Economics and more. And it’s not solely about stats and figures. Our versatile three-year programme enables you to develop your abilities in communication, computing, critical thinking, self-study and research, and collaborative teamwork. These skills are highly sought-after in today’s challenging economic environment, as organisations strive to solve increasingly complex business problems. No previous study of economics is required or assumed for this programme.

Professional bodies

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

  • Principles for Responsible Management Education

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence. All undergraduate applicants are also required to provide evidence of English Language and will need to obtain a minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall (including 5.5 in Writing).

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

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Economics and Finance at University of Winchester - UCAS