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University of East Anglia UEA

Business Finance and Economics

UCAS Code: NL41
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • Accounting
Student score
88% HIGH
86% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£23k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
32

If no GCSE equivalents are held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirments.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

84%

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

£9,000

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

Designed with employability in mind, our programmes offer excellent opportunities for our students, who graduate with great career prospects. We offer an ideal combination of academic rigour and practical real world relevance whilst also preparing you for a career beyond University. These characteristics â?? academic excellence and practical application â?? are the guiding principles of all of our programmes.

Modules

Year 1: Introductory microeconomics; introductory macroeconomics; introduction to financial reporting; information systems and business research; accounting for management decisions; introductory mathematics for economists. Year 2: Principles of microeconomics; principles of macroeconomics; methods of economic research; business finance and 2 options from business/finance units. Year 3: The economics of corporate finance; a choice of 2 management units; 1 economics unit; and 2 university wide free choice units.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
77%
23%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

60%
40%

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?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
55% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
37% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
378 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

28%

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 96%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
70% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
379 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

40%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

24%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but a lot of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry, and some go into management or marketing. The recent setbacks in the finance industry have meant the employment figures are not as good as usual and if the industry recovers, we'd expect to see that data improve. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment in 2012. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduate, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.
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