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Brunel University London

Economics and Business Finance with Placement Year

UCAS Code: LNC3

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a relevant subject

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language. Grade B or grade 5 is required in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

in a relevant subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in a relevant subject and an A level at grade B

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

in a relevant subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Business economics

This programme allows you to study the fundamental analytical techniques of micro and macroeconomics, while also developing knowledge and understanding of the core concepts and issues in corporate policy, finance and investment. Initial emphasis is on both theory and practical applications. In your final year you have the option to choose between more specialist modules in economics or finance.

This course will equip you with the core theoretical and practical skills necessary to understand and analyse economic and corporate financing and investment decisions in the business world. It prepares you for a range of careers including management consultancy, business analysis and economic forecasting. Your studies will include a module on econometrics to help you to develop the data modelling skills using computer programmes – a skill highly valued by finance and investment employers. If you decide to study professional accountancy after you graduate, our degrees offer some exemptions to ACCA and CIMA papers. As part of your studies, you also get training and access to industry analytical tools including SAS, Eviews, Bloomberg, Reuters and STATA. Economics at Brunel is ranked 63rd in UK and 8th in London (The Complete University Guide, 2019).

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory:
Mathematics for Economics and Finance;
Financial Markets;
Microeconomic Principles;
Macroeconomic Principles;
Introduction to Financial Accounting;
Professional Skills and Statistics;

Year 2
Compulsory;
Corporate Finance;
Microeconomics Principles II;
Macroeconomic Principles II;
Corporate Investment;
Money and Banking.
Optional:
Econometrics for Finance;
Introduction to Econometrics.

Year 3
Compulsory:
Economics Project;
Advanced Topics in Economic Theory.
Optional:
Financial Theory and Corporate Policy;
Financial Engineering;
Managerial and Industrial Economics;
The Economics of Labour Markets;
Behavioural Economics and Finance;
International Money and Finance;
Risk Management;
Development Economics;
Further Econometrics.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Economics and Finance

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Business economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

56%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,500
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
18%
Administrative occupations: finance
17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may 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. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

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