Our three-year BSc (Hons) Finance and Economics degree gives you a strong working knowledge of:
- Financial markets
- Investment appraisal
- Risk management
- International trade
- Economic integration
- Dynamic macroeconomics and international finance
- Financial economics
- Emerging markets
- Transitional economics
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 third year you will undertake either a year’s paid internship or a year studying abroad at a partner institution - see the Placement tab for more information. 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.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|