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) 21 September 2020, 20 January 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (8 years), Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

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/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

2019 Entry

  • DD from A level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • 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.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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