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University of Bradford

Finance and Economics

UCAS Code: L115

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

80 points from 2 full A levels

As UCAS tariff

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).

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

DMM

As UCAS tariff

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Finance

Economics

Our sandwich year BSc (Hons) Finance and Economics degree gives you a strong working knowledge of:

*accountancy
*financial markets
*investment appraisal
*risk management

With a range of optional modules available alongside the core curriculum, you’ll be able to tailor the programme to your areas of academic interest and your career aspirations.

It includes a year-long paid internship; an invaluable opportunity to develop your skills and insight and boost your graduate employability. You can take an internship as part of the Government Economic Service placement scheme, within organisations such as:

*HM Treasury
*Department for Work and Pensions
*Department of Health
*Office for National Statistics

You can also take an internship at a range of private sector companies involved in finance, accountancy or even marketing.

Alternatively, you can choose to study a year abroad at one of our partner institutions across Europe, North America and East Asia.

**Professional accreditation**
Depending on modules taken, you may qualify for partial exemption from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations.

**Rankings**
The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Modules

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 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.

Assessment methods

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.

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
£15,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Management

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Business and management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

39%
UK students
61%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

Economics

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
12%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
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

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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.

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

£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.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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