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Economics and Finance

Entry requirements


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

with a quantitative subject at SL or HL level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

to include Maths, Physics or Statistics.

UCAS Tariff

112

from at least two A Levels to include Maths, Physics or Statistics. Plus five GCSE's grades A* - C (9 - 4) including English Language plus Maths at grade B (6) or above.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Economics

Finance

The course will give you a strong grounding in mathematical and statistical theory for finance. You will also learn about the theoretical study of economics (micro and macro) and financial accounting in the context of contemporary events, and will be encouraged to progress your practical skills in the field.

In your second and third year you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to your own area of interest by choosing from optional modules alongside the compulsory core modules.

Our Trading Room will give you a simulated experience on the same information platform used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government. This real-world insight into markets and trading will sharpen your economic skills and can boost employability prospects. Students have access to both Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials. These are available to students via campus and online.

**Key features:**

- Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles, with recent successes including a consultant at PA Consulting, tax processor at Grant Thornton and financial criminal analyst at Barclays.

- Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global. Recent study-related trips offered through the scheme include New York, Berlin and Hong Kong. Students were able to visit the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to learn about dealing with shares and gained an insight into how it works differently in Asia compared to London.

- Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have landed roles including audit intern at PKF Cooper Parry, business performance analyst at Volkswagen, assistant economist at the Government Economic Service and within the finance team at Leicestershire County Council.

- Benefit from The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry. Students have access to Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and online training materials (available to students on campus and online), as well as access to Bloomberg self-study certifications and online training materials (on campus).

- Specialise your learning to your specific areas of interest and career aspirations through optional modules in your second and final year. For example, the Financial Markets and Institutions module looks at how a central bank operates, as well as the global financial system, helping to equip you for a career in the financial world.

Modules

Year 1
Financial Accounting
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics
Mathematics for Finance
Statistics and Probability Theory for Finance

Year 2
Corporate Finance
Econometrics
Equity and Fixed Income Valuation
Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
Business Research Issues and Analysis
Economic History
European Economic Issues
Financial Markets and Institutions
New Directions in Economics
Risk Management
Working Capital Management

Year 3
Advanced Corporate Finance
Developments in Advanced Microeconomics
Financial Derivatives
Financial Econometrics
Investments and Portfolio Management
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Plus option modules from the following indicative list:
Economics Development
Economics Dissertation
Financial Markets and the Central Bank
International Trade
Political Economy
Recession Analysis
Behavioural Economics

Assessment methods

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

Exam: 60%
Coursework: 40%
These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Business and Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

63%
low
Economics
80%
med
Finance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

52%
Staff make the subject interesting
66%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

59%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Finance

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
21%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

Finance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
68%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

51%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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