Economics and Finance BSc

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Economics and Finance BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,750

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    De Montfort University’s BSc in Economics and Finance begins with giving you a solid grounding in the mathematics of economics, statistics and finance, and then shows you how modern businesses and other organisations use computer assets to apply these skills to real world issues. You’ll see how economic policy is made with DMUglobal trips to world financial capitals.

    You’ll learn the theories behind modern economic and finance practice, and come to understand how governments, corporate bodies and individual businesses make decisions about economic policy.  You’ll learn to analyse share price and company performance in real time using industry standard software tools in DMU’s state of the art Bloomberg Trading Room.

    This degree also includes a great deal of self-led opportunities to specialise your education. The second and third years feature many optional modules to choose from, making it possible to prepare yourself for your ideal career path and industry.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 3 years at full time.

    Year 1

    Your first year will see you learning the mathematics and basic economic principles which will see you through the latter years of the program.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Statistics and Probability Theory for Finance
    • Mathematics for Finance
    • Introduction to Microeconomics
    • Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • Financial Accounting

    Year 2

    Your second and third years will have fewer core modules and more opportunities to choose specialised optional modules.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics
    • Equity and Fixed Income Valuation
    • Econometrics
    • Corporate Finance

    Year 3 Core Modules Include:

    • Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • Investments and Portfolio Management
    • Financial Econometrics
    • Financial Derivatives
    • Developments in Advanced Microeconomics
    • Advanced Corporate Finance

    Optional/Elective Modules:

    • Working Capital Management
    • Risk Management
    • Recession Analysis
    • Political Economy
    • New Directions in Economics
    • International Trade
    • Financial Markets and the Central Bank
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • European Economic Issues
    • Economics Dissertation
    • Economics Development
    • Economic History
    • Business Research Issues and Analysis
    • Behavioural Economics

    Learning & Teaching

    Your taught modules will use a range of different teaching methods. These will include lectures, seminars, skills sessions, and group or individual study. Your progress will be assessed via your test scores and course work. You’ll spend up to 38 hours per week in study, though only around 14 hours will be spent in class each week. The remainder will be spent reading, preparing for class activities and revising for your exams.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree is excellent preparation for a career in the civil service or in a range of accounting, finance or business careers. Recent graduates have become Financial Criminal Analysts, Tax Processors, Cost Technicians, Auditors and Commercial Financial Analysts at organisations like Barclays, Grant Thornton, PepsiCo, KPMG, and Red Bull.

    If you would like to enhance your employability, you can arrange a work experience placement. Recent placements have included positions at Pfizer, the NHS, Ernst Young, Siemens, Vauxhall and Cummins.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 3 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 112 UCAS Tariff points (including at least 2 A Levels), but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of UK qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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