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Bournemouth University

Finance and Economics

UCAS Code: NL31
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • Finance
Student score
Not Available
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
Not Available
96% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£23.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

120 tariff points, with 80 from two A-Levels or equivalent, with remaining 40 points from other A levels or equivalent qualifications.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

This course requires Distinction, Merit in addition to one A-Level to achieve the overall tariff.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

This course requires a Distinction in addition to two A-Levels to achieve the overall tariff.

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The modern business world increasingly requires an ability to understand both economics and finance in a global context. This degree will help you develop the technical and analytical skills to not only understand key developments in global markets but also to be able to apply these skills. A knowledge and understanding in these areas will be an advantage to any graduate starting a career in international finance. Accounting, finance and economics are right at the centre of the business decision-making process and are about so much more than spreadsheets and calculators. It is a fast-paced, dynamic industry that requires adaptable, flexible, intelligent graduates. Our courses are developed with the knowledge that todayâ??s accountants, finance specialists and economists need an understanding of skills including company and employment law, strategic management and enterprise.

Modules

Year 1: Core units: Economics for accounting and finance; introduction to accounting; professional studies and quantitative techniques; law for accounting and finance; business management; basic statistical techniques. Year 2: Management accounting; mathematics for economists; micro-economics 1; corporate financial management; econometric techniques; macro-economics 1; advanced academic English (for those who do not have IELTS 7.0 or above must complete this unit). Year 3: 40-week optional placement which can be carried out anywhere in the world. Year 4: Core units: Financial regulation; perspectives on business strategy; macro-economics 2; investment management; micro-economics 2. Optional units: Choose 1 optional units from the following: Research study; international taxation; indirect tax; law of personal tax 2; company law.

Bournemouth University

The University by night

Bournemouth University offers a diverse range of courses from advertising to midwifery, and has a variety of award-winning facilities. The Students' Union at BU runs campaigns throughout the year and provides outstanding advice and exciting events, club nights, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Our Media School is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
40%

Year 1

62%
38%

Year 2

52%
48%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Student score Not Available

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

46%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

65%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
287 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £23.5k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

27%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications – finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance.
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