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BSc HonsEconomics and Finance

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The contemporary professional and economic environment of globalised markets commands persistence on quality, the immediate adjustment to the rapidly changing conditions and opportunities, as well as the need for a long-term vision. The world is recovering from a very severe economic crisis which originated in the financial sector and very quickly affected the economies of most countries in the western world.

In the aftermath of this and in a globalised world, the study of finance proves to be essential in understanding the way businesses operate, governments exercise policies and countries cooperate and compete with each other.

Economics on the other hand is the foundation of modern finance. It offers students the opportunity to acquire the cognitive knowledge and skills required to understand the structure of the world we live in.

This course will provide students with an intimate knowledge of the structural issues economies are facing and the way they are being realised in today’s economic affairs through the dominance of financial institutions. Student will be able to apply economic analysis to real-life issues while the technical and analytical skills that are necessary to understand key developments in the global markets will be developed.

The Department of Law and Finance has a critical number of academic staff who will support the delivery of this course. They are highly qualified academics and experienced professionals whose research achievements in the areas of economics and finance and real-life experience promise a unique student experience.

Programme structure


- Business Pod (BBS001-1) Compulsory
- Introduction To Economics (AAF010-1) Compulsory
- Applied Economics (AAF016-2) Compulsory
- Corporate Governance And Financial Regulation (AAF019-2) Compulsory
- Data Analysis For Economics And Business (AAF022-2) Compulsory
- Intermediate Banking And Financial Intermediation (AAF018-2) Compulsory
- Intermediate Financial Management (AAF014-2) Compulsory
- Macroeconomics (AAF021-2) Compulsory
- Microeconomics (AAF020-2) Compulsory
- Practice Weeks: Career Planning (BSS008-2) Compulsory
- Advanced Financial Management (AAF014-3) Compulsory
- Economic Policy In The Age Of Globalisation (AAF021-3) Compulsory
- Economics Of International Trade (AAF023-3) Compulsory
- Economics Of The European Union (AAF024-3) Compulsory
- International Finance And Markets (AAF022-3) Compulsory
- Introduction To Econometrics (AAF026-3) Compulsory
- Specialist Project In Economics And Finance (AAF033-3) Compulsory

Career opportunities

The teaching you will experience represents the University of Bedfordshire Business Schools commitment to practice based education which is provided to our students while maintaining the high academic standards that underpin the transformation of a student to a knowledgeable, well informed individual and a valuable asset for every business or institution.

The Business POD is an integrated, project based unit which will set Economics and Finance in the context of the real world and will give you the chance to work with your peers in other business-related courses. You will face questions asked by our business partners, often real questions they want to get answered.

Practice weeks: you will have practice weeks in Years 1, Year 2 and 3 where the whole timetable focuses on the application of Economics and Finance to real life situations as well as on to how to secure a position in the labour market. Institutional or company visits, guest lectures and talks, one to one advice on developing a good CV, will be vital in preparing you for entering the workplace.

Final Year Project: This will be your opportunity to show the creativity and independence required in the work place. With all the support needed from your tutors, you will have to act as an independent analyst or consultant in identifying an area in Economics or Finance which you believe needs further investigation, familiarize yourselves with the relevant literature and use your skills and knowledge to thoroughly investigate in order to provide suggestions and recommendations. Besides being one of the most enjoyable experiences during your course of study, the final year project is also a very useful task which will demonstrate to potential employers your ability to start and finish an independent piece of work yourselves, something that is considered an invaluable skill in todays business world.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States