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De Montfort University

Economics and Finance

UCAS Code: LN13

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

Entry requirements


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

with a quantitative subject at SL or HL level.

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

DMM

to include Maths, Physics or Statistics.

UCAS Tariff

112

from at least two A Levels to include Maths, Physics or Statistics. Plus five GCSE's grades A* - C (9 - 4) including English Language plus Maths at grade B (6) or above.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Finance

Economics

On the Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) at DMU you will develop your analytical and problem solving skills in the area of applied finance and economics and understand how economic policy is formulated in the context of contemporary economic events.

You will learn key economic and finance theory and understand how economic policy is formulated. The course begins by focusing on a basic mathematical and statistical theory for finance, complemented by the theoretical study of economics, practical computer applications and business skills for economists.

**- Opportunity to specialise in areas of interest and career aspirations**
through optional modules in second and final year
**- ‘Bloomberg Trading Room’ with access to industry standard software**
analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain a practical insight into markets and trading
**- Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies**
like Cummins, Vauxhall, Siemens, Ernest Young, the NHS and Pfizer
**- 97.7% of our students in work or further study**
within six months of graduating (Accounting and Finance, DLHE 2015/16)
**- Graduates employed by leading brands in graduate roles**
such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays
**- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal**
trips have included Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto

Modules

YEAR ONE: Applied Economic Analysis, Economics, Financial Accounting, Mathematics for Finance, Statistics and Probability Theory for Finance
YEAR TWO: Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Corporate Finance, Equity and Fixed Income Valuation, Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Business Research Issues and Analysis, European Economic Issues, Financial Markets and Institutions, Working Capital Management, Risk Management, New Directions in Economics YEAR THREE: Investments and Portfolio Management, Financial Econometrics, Financial Derivatives, Advanced, Corporate Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Developments in Advanced Microeconomics, Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Financial, Markets and the Central Bank, Decision Analysis, Development Economics, International Trade, Political Economy, Financial Econometrics, Economics Dissertation

Assessment methods

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

Exam: 60%
Coursework: 40%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Business and Law

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.

79%
med
Finance
82%
high
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.

Finance

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

85%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Economics

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

95%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

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.

Finance

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs 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. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
21%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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