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BSc in Financial Economics (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Financial Economics

Course Description

The degree in Financial Economics offers you the opportunity to study economics within a real-world context, developing strong analytical skills and a career-relevant qualification in economics and its application to global finance. The programme includes core components in economics and finance. By studying microeconomics and macroeconomics, you will develop a firm understanding of economics both at the individual level and at the level of the economy as a whole. The finance component provides in-depth coverage of topics such as the financial system, financial markets and products, the financing of companies and the role of investment.

A wide range of optional modules is also available to enable you to tailor your programme of study to your own interests and career aspirations. You will develop a portfolio of analytical skills that will be attractive to a wide range of employers in the financial sector and beyond.

The degree in Financial Economics offers you the opportunity to study economics within a real-world context, developing strong analytical skills and a career-relevant qualification in economics and its application to global finance. The programme includes core components in economics and finance. By studying microeconomics and macroeconomics, you will develop a firm understanding of economics...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-1114: Business Analytics (20) or
    ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes (20)
  • ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics & Banking (20)
  • ASB-1300: CORE Economics (20) or
    ACB-1300: Economeg CORE (20)
  • ASB-1501: Banks and Financial Markets (20) or
    ADB-1501: Banciau & Marchnadau Ariannol (20)

Semester 2

  • ASB-1114: Business Analytics or
    ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes
  • ASB-1117: Fin Techniques and Analysis (20) or
    ADB-1117: Techneg Dadansoddiad Cyllidol (20)
  • ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics & Banking
  • ASB-1300: CORE Economics or
    ACB-1300: Economeg CORE

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • QXS-1002: Vocabulary (10) (Semester 2)
  • QXS-1003: Speaking and listening (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-1004: Grammar and Writing 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-1005: Grammar and Writing 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-1105: Principles of Business Mgmt (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ADB-1105: Egwyddorion Rheoli Busnes (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-1110: Mgmt & Financial Accounting (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ADB-1110: Cyfrifeg Rheolaeth ac Ariannol (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-1600: Marketing (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ACB-1600: Marchnata (20) (Semester 1 + 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-2111: Statistical Methods (20) or
    ADB-2111: Dulliau Ystadegol (20)
  • ASB-2202: Corporate Finance (20)
  • ASB-2307: Microeconomics (20)
  • ASB-2320: Current Issues in Economics (20)

Semester 2

  • ASB-2111: Statistical Methods or
    ADB-2111: Dulliau Ystadegol
  • ASB-2202: Corporate Finance
  • ASB-2308: Macroeconomics (20)
  • ASB-2320: Current Issues in Economics

0 to 10 credits from:

  • ASB-2217: Investment (10) (Semester 1) or
    ADB-2217: Buddsoddiant (10) (Semester 1)
  • AD/SB-2217 Investment must be taken either in year 2 or in year 3.

Optional Modules

10 to 20 credits from:

  • QXS-2001: Integrated English Skills 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-2002: Integrated English Skills 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • QXS-2003: Business English 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-2004: Business English 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2112: Business Information Systems (10) (Semester 2) or
    ADB-2112: Systemau Gwybodaeth Busnes (10) (Semester 2)
  • CCB-2202: Ymdrin â'ch Pwnc yn Gymraeg (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2400: Law for Business (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2406: Work Placement (10) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ACB-2406: Lleoliad Gwaith (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2416: Operations Strategy (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-2502: Personal Finance and Banking (20) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2508: Corporate Gov'nce & Regulation (10) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-3313: Financial Economics (10)
  • ASB-3317: Econometrics (20)
  • ASB-3514: Industrial Organisation (10)

Semester 2

  • ASB-3215: Portfolio Management (10)
  • ASB-3301: Macroeconomics (10)
  • ASB-3309: Behavioural Finance (10)
  • ASB-3316: Applied Economics (20)

0 to 10 credits from:

  • ASB-3217: Investment (10) (Semester 1)
  • Students who did not take AD/SB-2217 Investment in year 2 must take AD/SB-3217 Investment in year 3.

Optional Modules

20 to 30 credits from:

  • ASB-3008: Financial Technology (10) (Semester 2)
  • CCB-3202: Ymdrin â'ch Pwnc yn Gymraeg (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3204: Corporate Risk Management (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3210: Advanced Corporate Finance (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-3527: Executive Compensation (10) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 ASB-1114: Business Analytics (20) or ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes (20) ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics & Banking (20) ASB-1300: CORE Economics (20) or ACB-1300: Economeg...

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Entry Requirements

GCSE: Maths grade C/4 required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: 

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by asis
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com. 

GCSE: Maths grade C/4 required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:  A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: Pass City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a...

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Assessment Methods

You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises.

You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises.