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Financial Economics with Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons)

Birmingham City University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Curzon Building Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Our BSc (Hons) Financial Economics degree prepares you for a career in the financial sector as a financial economist, analyst, planner, investment analyst, or in a similar role.

Our degree provides both sound theoretical knowledge and technical skills which are highly sought-after by employers. This degree is built on core principles of economics, which are then applied to financial markets and institutions.

The course uses a unique pluralist approach that will empower you to understand competing economic ideas, think critically and apply your knowledge in your daily life and in your future workplace. Our degree is highly flexible, and apart from studying core economics subjects, you will be able to select optional modules which are most suitable for your own learning needs and career goals.

You will be able to benefit from unique set of modules, for example: Date Intelligence, Financial Modelling, Investment and Portfolio Management, Real Estate Economics and Financial Bubbles, as well as a capstone Business Advice or Economics Research Project. Moreover, you will learn advanced methods of quantitative analysis, econometrics, and IT skills using relevant industry-specific software to assist you to become a job-ready graduate.

You will be taught by industry experienced academics who bring real world practical knowledge to the classroom. You will be able to work on life client projects with our Business Advice Centre that will give your exposure to challenges and issues faced by businesses and a chance to develop successful solutions. You will be right in the hub of the vibrant city and be surrounded by other likeminded students on a variety of economics, business, finance and accounting degrees.

During your studies you will benefit from international exposure on different levels. All modules delivered within this course contains teaching material based on international data; thus, your knowledge and expertise will not be limited by the UK alone. Our course is delivered by a multinational team of experts.

Our BSc (Hons) Financial Economics degree is highly applied and we pay special attention to developing your transferable skills that will prepare you for a wide range of careers both in public and private sector, providing you with a range of options depending on your career aspirations.

We embed a variety of Grad+ and Career+ events directly into our course of study that will allow you to earn a number of employability-related awards to put on your CV. The technical skills within this course, alongside your engagement with our Graduate+ employability programme and extra-curricular awards, both within and outside of the classroom, will further enhance your development as a work-ready graduate.

Furthermore, every semester you will receive problem-based inputs from external speakers from the world of business, economics and finance, helping you to network and build an informed picture of the type of work you would like to enter and how you can get there. After the second year of study, you have the opportunity to undertake a professional placement which will equip you with valuable work experience. In the final year you will be offered a choice of doing an applied consultancy project within our Business Advice Centre, or an Economics Research Project.

Employment Opportunities

You will be supported throughout your studied by the University Careers and Employability team, with the aim of enhancing your employability prospects upon graduating.

Throughout the programme, you will receive assistance for your own development through co-curriculum activities, including our dedicated Employability Challenge Weeks and extended induction programmes.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,200per year

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

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University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    82nd

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 105 4

    73rd out of 80 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    103 47%

    72nd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    57th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    69th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    104 47%

    59th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    57th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    64th

    22

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