Wolverhampton Business School

Economics and Finance with Sandwich Placement

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 L116
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (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.

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.

On a sandwich course, your third year will be a supervised placement. This gives you the opportunity to apply and develop the knowledge and skills you have gained in the first two years of your course, before you move on to your final year.

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.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • 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 
  • critically evaluate the sources and content of economic and finance data and evidence and appraise the methods of economics and finance
  • demonstrate proficiency of quantitative methods and computing techniques and show an appreciation of the contexts in which these methods and techniques could be used 
  • critically appraise the historical, institutional, international, social and environmental contexts in which specific economic and finance analysis is applied
  • develop skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of economic and financial concepts and principles and the related underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of organisations and situations.  

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2021-22
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12950 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

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

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Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. 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.”

3rd year Economics student

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

1st year Economics and Business student

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

2nd year 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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