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Economics (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

London Metropolitan University

Bachelor Degree , Economics

Course Description

Our Economics (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the ideal course if you’re interested in studying economics at undergraduate level but you are unable to meet the entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree.

The foundation year of this degree course will give you a sound base in economics, accounting and business, ensuring you’re well-prepared to explore more specific areas of economics during your subsequent years of study.

The modules on this foundation year are shared between a number of other courses, allowing you to meet students with other academic interests and share ideas.

Following your foundation year, which is also designed to improve your communication and writing skills, you’ll have the opportunity to examine subjects including economic growth and sustainability, financial markets, banking and financial crises, econometrics and more.

In Year 1, 2 and 3 of the course you will study the same core modules – and have access to the same optional modules – as those who study our Economics BSc (Hons) course. There will also be opportunities to study abroad and gain valuable work experience.

Taught by experts in the field of economics, some of whom are advisers to major financial institutions, you’ll be well-equipped for a career in finance on graduation. You will graduate with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Our Economics (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the ideal course if you’re interested in studying economics at undergraduate level but you are unable to meet the entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree. The foundation year of this...

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Introduction to Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Accounting (core, 30 credits)

The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)

Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Accounting (core, 30 credits)

Contextualising Theory (core, 15 credits)

Economics for Finance and Business (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits)

Quantitative Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Econometrics and Financial Modelling (core, 30 credits)

Macroeconomics (core, 30 credits)

Microeconomics (core, 30 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)

Bank Lending and the Legal Environment (option, 30 credits)

Economics and Ethics (option, 15 credits)

Information Technology for Professional Practice (option, 15 credits)

International Business and World Markets (option, 30 credits)

Money and Banking (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Development Economics and Emerging Markets (core, 30 credits)

Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 30 credits)

Professional Experience Year Placement (core, 30 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Learning through Work 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Economics of Multinational Business (option, 15 credits)

International Corporate Social Responsibility (option, 15 credits)

International Trade and Finance (option, 15 credits)

Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)

 

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 0 modules include: Introduction to Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 15 credits) Principles of Accounting (core,...

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of 48 UCAS points
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent)

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: a minimum of 48 UCAS points English Language and Mathematics GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent) To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the...

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Assessment Methods

You’ll be assessed through individual and group presentations, coursework, mini-projects, placement employer assessments, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams, industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports and computer-based projects.

You’ll be assessed through individual and group presentations, coursework, mini-projects, placement employer assessments, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams, industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports and computer-based projects.