Ideal for students looking at a career in politics, policy, economics, finance or consultancy, our BSc Economics and Finance combines the core areas of economics and finance to provide an understanding of modern economics and its application within the financial industry. With the opportunity to focus on finance specialisms, including corporate finance, you will gain an understanding of the inter-relationship between economic analysis and the financial operations of an organisation, leading to more effective strategic decision making.
Recognised as being in the UK Top 10 for Career Prospects (Guardian university Guide 2018), Swansea University's Economics department offers students an excellent learning experience, driven by a world-class academic team. With a key focus on preparing you for a successful career on graduation, the School of Management incorporates a dedicated in-house Employability Team, who are on hand throughout the year to help you realise your potential and achieve your goals. You will have unlimited access to expert advice and support in relation to placement opportunities, internships, work experience, job application processes, interview techniques and much more.
For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit the School's web pages at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/som/. Year 1 will include compulsory modules which will give you a grounding in the core principles of Economics, Finance, and Business. Years 2 and 3 will include a combination of advanced compulsory content and optional module choices.
For details on each module's assessment criteria, please consult the Module Catalogue within the School's web pages at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/som/. Typically, each module includes a written examination after the taught elements have been completed (so a 15 credit module taken in the first semester will be examined in January) and coursework or continuous assessment consisting of a number of assignments. Assignments may be individual assignments, group assignments, presentations, and business reports. Students thus have every opportunity to develop key-skills in the use of Information Technology to gather, coordinate and present information, and also their confidence in presentation. Typically continuous assessment might count for approximately 30% of the total mark, with examinations weighted at 70% but the proportion can vary considerably between modules.
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