Wolverhampton Business School

Economics and Finance with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Part-time 8 years, Full-time 4 years

We take economic and finance decisions every day of our lives, and in turn are affected by the decisions of other people and institutions.

We take economic and finance decisions every day of our lives, and in turn are affected by the decisions of other people and institutions.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L10A
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

We take economic and finance decisions every day of our lives, and in turn are affected by the decisions of other people and institutions. The BSc (Hons) course in Economics and Finance aims to provide you with the understanding of economic theory and knowledge of the financial foundations of firms, financial markets and institutions to enable you to analyse these economic decisions and how others’ decisions impact upon yourself.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

What happens on the course?

Semester 1 Starters:

UNDERGRADUATE

Year 1 (Foundation)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3GK006 Extended Project (20 Credits)

3MG001 Introduction to Management (20 Credits)

3GK004 The World at Work: Careers and Personal Development (20 Credits)

3GK003 Academic Skills (20 Credits)

3IM001 Business Decision Making (20 Credits)

Year 2

4EC001 Microeconomic Principles (20 Credits)

4EC005 Thinking like an Economist (20 Credits)

4SL005 The Sociological Imagination (20 Credits)

4FC001 Quantitative Analysis for Economics and Finance (20 Credits)

4EC002 Macroeconomic Principles (20 Credits)

4AC012 Finance and Accounting for Managers (20 Credits)

Year 3

5EC001 Economic Analysis and Methods (20 Credits)

5EC002 Microeconomic Theory and Policy (20 Credits)

5FC003 International Financial Institutions and Markets (20 Credits)

5EC003 Macroeconomics and Policy (20 Credits)

5FC001 Introduction to Financial Economics (20 Credits)

5PO004 World Politics (20 Credits)

Year 4

6FC001 Corporate and Behavioural Finance (20 Credits)

6EC001 Industrial Organisation (20 Credits)

6EC002 Critical Perspectives in Economics (20 Credits)

6EC004 Researching Topics in Economics (20 Credits)

6FC002 Corporate Governance and Risk (20 Credits)

6FC003 Global Financial Management or 6FC004 Finance for SMEs (20 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

You will gain the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required to work in the financial sector, including banks, insurance companies, pension funds, investment and unit trusts, and financial advisory work as well as other industries in both the private and public sectors. The programme will also provide an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in finance and economics.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

1.    Critically apply economic and finance reasoning to a range of situations including in specialised areas of economics and finance and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist
2.    Critically evaluate the sources and content of economic and finance data and evidence and appraise those methods that be applied appropriately to the analysis of such data
3.    Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods and computing techniques and know how to use these techniques and methods across a range of problems
4.    Critically appraise the historical, institutional, international, social and environmental contexts in which specific economic and finance analysis is applied
5.    Effectively communicate economic and finance ideas to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences
6.    Demonstrate the ability to successfully undertake independent study

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

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  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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