This course aims to equip students with grounding in accountancy, financial markets, investment appraisal and risk management, along with a thorough background to economics, qualitative and mathematical research methods, always highlighting the link between theoretical aspects and real-world applications. The degree programme is intended to provide students with a thorough grounding in economic and financial principles. It gives students strong foundations for further studies in economics, finance and allied disciplines and will equip them with the necessary skills for successful job employability. It provides students with an appreciation and understanding of the wider international economic context. The programme examines the factors that shape sustainable economic and financial decision-making and the developments in government policy that impact on the regulatory environment.
Our degrees provide you with vocationally relevant knowledge and understanding, and, depending on modules taken, you will qualify for partial exemption from Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations.
Over the course of our degrees students gain a variety of highly transferrable skills sought after by employers who frequently emphasise the need for their employees to possess a wide-range of intellectual skills, self-skills and interactive social skills. These skills encompass several important areas of the work environment including, self-sufficiency and motivation, problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communication, mathematical skills and abilities in data management and analysis. In terms of social skills, our students are taught to develop their abilities to communicate clearly, by presenting findings and explaining pieces of data and improving their problem solving skills; such skills are highly desirable in all graduate jobs. In terms of analytic skills, our students develop experience in handling and analysing complex data; particularly, when they are tasked with assessing research methodologies, data, and research conclusions, as part of their assignments. Our students are encouraged to focus upon these skills and develop them further, in particular, by engaging with opportunities provided to them through their degree.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
16 September 2019
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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).|
|A level||B B C||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.
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|