University of Bradford has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our three-year BSc (Hons) Finance and Economics degree gives you a strong working knowledge of:
You'll also develop an understanding of qualitative and mathematical research methods, with a focus on the link between theory and its real-world application.
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.
The programme features research-led-teaching from academic staff with a varied range of specialisms, including:
*dynamic macroeconomics and international finance
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.
The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).|
|A level||BBC||80 points from 2 full A levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||As UCAS tariff|
|Scottish Higher||As UCAS tariff|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||
112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects
Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
(Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).
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.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|