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Wolverhampton Business School

Economics and Finance with Foundation Year

This course is designed to provide you with a strong background in economic principles as well as knowledge of the financial foundations of firms, financial markets and institutions with an international perspective.

This course is designed to provide you with a strong background in economic principles as well as knowledge of the financial foundations of firms, financial markets and institutions with an international perspective.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L10A
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021
  • 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?

This course is designed to provide you with a strong background in economic principles as well as knowledge of the financial foundations of firms, financial markets and institutions with an international perspective.

As part of your study of economics and finance you will develop skills in the organization and analysis of statistical data, the interpretation of economic issues and the communication of economic and financial concepts.

Practical activities aim to equip you with a holistic understanding of how an organisation functions, with specific emphasis on key issues such as how organisations are financially structured and how they manage their cash flows.

The foundation year (level 3) is designed to equip applicants who do not have the required qualifications to enter onto level 4, with a robust toolkit of the academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education and also with an understanding of, and insight to, the economic and finance discipline. Successful completion of the foundation year will allow progression onto level 4 of BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance. 

What happens on the course?

You will study a wide range of economics and finance modules, with a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops. There will be opportunities to do group work, to learn from experts from industry as well as from analysts with a high standard of research achievement.

The course’s modules employ a variety of assessment methods, including report writing, essays, portfolios, posters, presentations, in-class tests, time-constrained assignments, and a final research project.

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.

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.

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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/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

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.

‘”Thanks for being a wonderful economics team and providing us with quality education through the years. You have always managed to make your subjects interesting and most importantly showed us how relevant and related to our daily life they are.”

Level 6 Economics student

“I just wanted to extend my gratitude for all your help and support over this academic year.”

Level 4 Economics and Business student

“I would like to personally thank you for your help, and I look forward to the advanced module next year.”

Level 5 Economics and Finance student

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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