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Economics with Financial Services

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

or above.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Economics

Applied economics

Why Economics with Financial Services?
In today’s globalised world, the need to understand economic principles and how they affect business is more important than ever before. We’ll give you the chance to gain a valuable grounding in economics with an additional focus on financial services to help make you attractive to employers in your chosen field. This could lead to an exciting career in all manner of industries, in the private or public sector.

Economics looks at how people and organisations utilise the resources they have to meet their needs. You can look at economics at a national level, or from the perspective of a household or even a single person. Businesses are always looking for people who understand the theory behind the practice. Social problems like poverty and inequality, high unemployment and rising pollution can all be tackled through a knowledge of economics.

On the course you’ll look at macroeconomics, which gives you the chance to explore how high-level factors such as income, inflation and consumption affect each other, and also microeconomics which looks at how individual businesses and even households behave and how to develop models to analyse them. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of both retail and investment banking, how the bond and stock markets work, and the regulatory practices that have an impact on the financial system. Policy practice is also explored to keep pace with fast moving and ever-changing business environments.

How will you learn?
You will learn through practical application and delivered lectures, workshops, seminars and group work sessions.
* During your study you'll study macroeconomics, which focuses on the importance of aggregate investment, consumption and what fuels economic growth.

* You'll also have the chance to explore microeconomic theories and applications, which include sector specific practices such as competition, regulation and government intervention.

* You'll have the opportunity to develop a deep knowledge of financial services and the economic and institutional factors that underpin this sector. In particular, you'll study financial and legal aspects of business, contemporary issues in banking and capital markets, international finance and international trade.

* Throughout the course you'll have the opportunity to study mathematics and statistics for social sciences, and econometrics. The quantitative modules will equip you with the tools used by professional economists to evaluate the impact of economic policies and analyse contemporary economic and financial phenomena.

* During your studies you'll have the opportunity to learn how to use Industry standard databases, such as Datastream, alongside sector leading software packages such as Stata, R and Eviews.

We don’t expect you to be fully versed in business or economics before your course begins, as we aim to build up your understanding from first principles. We’ll also be looking at how mathematic tools can be used to analyse economic decisions. So any mathematics is very much applied rather than pure.

What subjects will you cover?
You’ll explore subjects such as an Introduction to Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Financial Services and Financial Fluency, Monetary and Financial Framework, Climate Economics and Finance and Global Financial Management.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics
Mathematics for Social Sciences
Introduction to Financial Services
Financial Fluency and Legal Environment

Year 2
Core modules:
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Econometrics
International Economics
Economic History
Developments in Banking and Finance

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Applied Econometrics
Undergraduate Dissertation
Global Financial Management
Climate Economics and Finance
Monetary and Financial Framework

Assessment methods

Study and assessments will be based on your choice of modules. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,000
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of Accountancy Finance and Economics (BDAFE)

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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.

69%
low
Economics
69%
low
Applied economics

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

53%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
53%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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
65%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

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.

Social sciences

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.

£21,600
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Welfare professionals
8%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

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