Finance with economics isn't just about the numbers, it's about analysing and interpreting those numbers to understand the world and businesses around you. From financial management to applied econometrics, our Finance with Economics BSc will guide you through these issues and help you formulate the critical decisions needed in your chosen career.
The world of finance never stands still, which is why – with input from our students and employers – we're introducing this course. Taking real-world challenges as our starting point, there'll be a focus on practical, hands-on learning – and opportunities to ignite your career. This page has details of the modules we'll be introducing from September 2020.
You'll explore the theory and practice of financial economics and most importantly, it's application in real-life cases. You'll study micro- and macroeconomics, advanced corporate finance, financial management and applied economics to build a solid foundation of both finance and economics and their intertwined application.
We'll give you the space to grasp new ideas and explore and develop your own areas of interest. Your learning won't just be in the lecture theatre – we have an enthusiastic community of economics at ARU, allowing you plenty of opportunity to discuss the topics of the day. Our ‘Economics in the pub’ social event set up by staff and students, give historical and theoretical context to casual debates on big but divisive ideas such as Brexit, financial markets – even fractional reserve banking if you're really keen.
You can also opt to take a placement year in industry, giving you the chance to put theory into practice and gain valuable workplace experience before you embark on your career.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Our BSc (Hons) Finance with Economics gives you the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ll need to work in finance or economics.
You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations as well as group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our learning management system, Canvas.
All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.
We want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for an increasingly competitive job market, so we offer a four-year degree option which includes a work placement in the third year. It’s an opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones. You’ll also build valuable professional networks.
It could be that you have one placement during Year 3, or you could have two or three, giving you the chance to experience different organisations and working practices. Many of our students find that their placement company hires them when they graduate. We have a specialist team to help you find a placement and support you during this year. You might work in the UK or go abroad: our students have worked at leading organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Bosch, BMW, Airbus, BskyB and KPMG. This period of work experience can help set your final-year studies in context and may well help with your dissertation topic. All in all, it’s a fantastic way to stay ahead of the competition.
You could broaden your horizons by spending time living and studying abroad. This could be a short study visit or a semester spent in Europe, Canada, the USA or Malaysia. It will look great on your CV and help you take advantage of opportunities in the international job market.
UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
You can pay your tuition fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (2 years, 3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
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