Economics and Finance University of Bedfordshire


The contemporary professional and economic environment of globalised markets commands persistence on quality, the immediate adjustment to the rapidly changing conditions and opportunities, as well as the need for a long-term vision. The world is recovering from a very severe economic crisis which originated in the financial sector and very quickly affected the economies of most countries in the western world. In the aftermath of this and in a globalised world, the study of finance proves to be essential in understanding the way businesses operate, governments exercise policies and countries cooperate and compete with each other. Economics on the other hand is the foundation of modern finance. It offers students the opportunity to acquire the cognitive knowledge and skills required to understand the structure of the world we live in. This course will provide students with an intimate knowledge of the structural issues economies are facing and the way they are being realised in today’s economic affairs through the dominance of financial institutions. Student will be able to apply economic analysis to real-life issues while the technical and analytical skills that are necessary to understand key developments in the global markets will be developed. The Department of Law and Finance has a critical number of academic staff who will support the delivery of this course. They are highly qualified academics and experienced professionals whose research achievements in the areas of economics and finance and real-life experience promise a unique student experience.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Business Pod (BBS001-1) Compulsory,
Introduction To Economics (AAF010-1) Compulsory,
Applied Economics (AAF016-2) Compulsory,
Corporate Governance And Financial Regulation (AAF019-2) Compulsory,
Data Analysis For Economics And Business (AAF022-2) Compulsory,
Intermediate Banking And Financial Intermediation (AAF018-2) Compulsory,
Intermediate Financial Management (AAF014-2) Compulsory,
Macroeconomics (AAF021-2) Compulsory,
Microeconomics (AAF020-2) Compulsory,
Practice Weeks: Career Planning (BSS008-2) Compulsory,
Advanced Financial Management (AAF014-3) Compulsory,
Economic Policy In The Age Of Globalisation (AAF021-3) Compulsory,
Economics Of International Trade (AAF023-3) Compulsory,
Economics Of The European Union (AAF024-3) Compulsory,
International Finance And Markets (AAF022-3) Compulsory,
Introduction To Econometrics (AAF026-3) Compulsory,
Specialist Project In Economics And Finance (AAF033-3) Compulsory

Assessment method

A number of different assessment methods will contribute to your development and will help you achieve your goals and enhance your employability throughout this course. A pivotal element of this is that feedback will be given back in due time so it is integrated in the learning process. Some of the different kinds of assessment are listed below and in some cases they will be used in combination. In addition to the assessment strategies followed in each Unit, your knowledge and skills will be also formatively assessed through problem solving sessions or case study discussions, in order to ensure that your development of your comprehension of the underlying concepts is appropriate to your level of studies and continuously supports your overall achievement. A full list of how each Unit will be assessed is presented in the assessment map following this section.

Unseen examinations: Questions are formed in a way that promote critical thinking and as you progress in your course they will reflect all those elements and attributes that are relevant to your level: From knowledge, comprehension and simple manipulation in the early stages, to application, analysis, appraisal and synthesis as you get closer to graduate.

However, the study of Economics and Finance is the process through which you will develop problem solving and other transferable skills that will prepare you to enter the workplace and enhance your competitiveness in the labour market. Developing and assessing a range of skills is a key objective of this courses assessment strategy. It is designed to develop your knowledge and skills and there is a clear sense of progression, as you evolve during the course.

Individual Written Reports: Your enterprise is developed and assessed along with your knowledge and skills. You will be required to collect information evaluate and analyze it and proceed to recommendations in a clear, concise and professional way.

Data Exercises: Skills relating to data handling, application, numeracy, computer literacy and analysis are going to be developed and assessed.

Portfolio: Very important in the first year of your studies, an overarching assessment method which is designed to develop and assess, among others, higher education learning skills, presentation and reflection.

Case Study Coursework: Will help you apply and contextualize your knowledge.

Project Report: An individual, independent piece of work, which besides being one of the most enjoyable and productive experiences throughout your course of study, it will help put everything in the perspective of independently producing a complete piece of work.

Reflective Writing: It will make you aware of your progress, strengths and limitations and will contribute to your on-going development as students and individuals.

Group audio Presentation: along with presentation skills and professionalism, it will enhance your computer literacy and collaboration skills.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L1N3
Institution code B22
Campus name Luton Campus
Campus code D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,350 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.