Wolverhampton Business School

BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

The distinctive BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance 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.

The distinctive BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance 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.

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BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
13 January 2025,16 September 2024
UCAS Code
L105
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (6 years),Full-time (3 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

98% of students felt that they benefited from learning opportunities

NSS, 2023

The distinctive BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance 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 organisation and analysis of statistical data, the interpretation of economic issues and the communication of economic and financial concepts.

The 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 the cash flows.

What's unique about this course?

  • We find many opportunities for you to work with practising managers, from company projects, guest lectures.
  • Studying at Wolverhampton will allow you to develop the skills businesses demand including IT, project management, team working and leadership.
  • The tutors on this programme will have had experience as practicing managers, have worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching business and management,

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 industry experts 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. Also, the programme will provide an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in finance and economics.

Our purpose-built Business School, the Lord Swraj Paul Building, sits at the heart of the University's City Campus - Molineux, right next to Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium. The six storey centre is home to an executive education suite, innovative teaching and learning spaces, an IT suite, consulting rooms and a central social space and café. Take a tour here.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

A supportive professional study environment

Your learning experience at the Business School will be enhanced by:
 
Tutors who know about business. Tutors on this programme have experience as practicing managers, worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching economics and business to ensure that what you learn is current, leading-edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business.
 
A friendly and supportive environment. We are known for the support we provide to our students. Your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you support, whether pastoral or study advice, when you need it.
 
Blended learning. The School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside of the classroom.
 
Flexibility. The programme offered gives you flexibility over your study options as you progress and develop, whether this involves choosing to study abroad, taking an internship or being able to move between the courses we offer.
 
Internationalisation. Our international student and staff body and a curriculum underpinned by internationalisation will enable you to learn how to operate in a global business environment.

At the end of the Course, you will be able to:

  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 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

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

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 (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

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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Email

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