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Financial Economics (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-OCT-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BSc Financial Economics (including foundation year) is open to Home and EU students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.After successful completion of Year Zero in our Essex Pathways Department, you progress to complete your course with our Department of Economics. Our course is built on the core principles of economics, which are applied to your study of financial institutions (such as banks), financial markets (such as the stock exchange), and financial instruments. You receive a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics and mathematics, as well as training in quantitative research methods.You study the mathematical and statistical analysis of economic problems, and how the financial system functions, choosing from a range of topics on financial economics including:- Fundamentals of accounting- Business strategy and competition- Capital markets- Financial innovations and new forms of transaction media- Bonds and contractsWe are rated consistently highly for student satisfaction and are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" (REF 2014).Your education is inspired and informed by this pioneering research, so that you graduate with one of the best undergraduate trainings available in economics.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 104 17

    47th out of 81 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    106 48%

    81st

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    29th

    43
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    84th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 48%

    65th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    50th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    31st

    28

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