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Economics and Finance (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.

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

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.

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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 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 :

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 wit

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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, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 103 7

    37th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    123 56%

    46th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    18th

    31
  • 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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