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Economics and Business (Jan 2021 start only) BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

An Economics and Finance degree can lead to a genuine variety of careers, from investment banking and management consultancy to senior finance roles within international organisations.

The BSc Economics and Finance degree at Swansea University has an excellent reputation. It has produced high performing graduates who have been hired by the world’s biggest brands such as Barclays, HSBC and PwC, and the world’s most respected organisations, including major financial institutions and government bodies.

The chance to concentrate on specialist areas such as corporate finance will develop your appreciation of the relationship between economic analysis and financial operations.

Over the course of your studies, consistently observing how theory impacts practice will enhance your strategic decision-making abilities.

By the time you graduate, you will be confident in the application of your knowledge, investigative and model-building skills to effectively advise different types of organisations.

Blending core elements of economics and finance, this degree provides a comprehensive understanding of modern economics and its application within the financial industry.

WHY ECONOMICS AND FINANCE AT SWANSEA?

  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Ranked in the UK Top 25 for Student Experience (Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • 93% of Swansea Economics graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)
  • Economics is a UK Top 30 subject (Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • Ranked in the UK Top 25 for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • An industry collaboration hub hosting organisations such as Fujitsu and Pfizer
  • A diverse student body from over 60 different countries
  • Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus

YOUR ECONOMICS AND FINANCE EXPERIENCE

Economics and Finance at Swansea is a versatile degree offering the chance to study abroad for a year, or work in industry for a year. These personally enriching opportunities can shape your skill-set, widen your perspective and broaden your horizons when it comes to finding employment.

This degree gives you a robust understanding of modern economic principles and contemporary issues.

Early teaching delivers a comprehensive base of knowledge encompassing micro and macro economics, statistics, finance, accounting and methodology.

In later years you have greater module choice covering specialist areas of finance, politics, economic development and mathematics.

ECONOMICS AND FINANCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Economics and Finance graduates from Swansea are poised for financially rewarding and mentally rigorous employment opportunities.

Whether you target the pressured energy of a trading floor or the credibility of becoming an authority on finance trends, this degree will make you a strong candidate for any graduate employer. Your future job title could be any of the following:

  • Economist
  • Analyst, Researcher
  • Government Adviser
  • Management Consultant
  • Derivatives Trader
  • Financial Analyst
  • Econometrician.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

Offers for programmes in the School of Management are usually within the range of ABB - BBB or equivalent. All applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account. Variable offers are made dependent on subjects studied. No A-level in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance is required. We do not consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes. Students may combine A-levels with

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 123 1

    37th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    127 58%

    51st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    32nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    56th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    122 55%

    44th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    25th

    22

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