Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Economics and Finance degrees at Brunel offer a powerful combination of theory and practice thanks to the strong research culture which profoundly enhances our teaching. Our degree courses are directly informed by our staff's internationally acclaimed research in financial markets and institutions, macro and microeconomics, development, financial accounting, corporate governance and econometrics. Many of our lecturers advise governmental and intergovernmental organisations on economic policy and bring this real world experience to their teaching. You will be taught double'entry booking keeping in your first year as part of an Introduction to Financial Accounting. You'll also gain hands'on experience of state of the art information technology including Reuters and Bloomberg for accessing business and economic information, and Stata, Eviews and others for data management and analysis. You learn the invaluable discipline of econometrics ' the use of statistics and information technology to solve economic challenges ' a highly sort after skill by employers in finance and investment. And as for accreditation, our graduates enjoy exemptions from all FIA papers and up to 8 out of 9 ACCA papers depending on the programme of study and module choices at level three; a saving of both time and money. We're proud that the quality of our degrees offers you a fast'track route to a professional accountancy career. In your final year you will undertake a major project, a piece of personal research which allows you to demonstrate your research skills in a way prospective employers appreciate. If you take a sandwich course you will go on a paid work placement of 44 weeks at the end of your second year. Our placement team will help you find a post that develops your interests and builds on what you have learned.

Course Modules

Level 1: Microeconomic principles; macroeconomic principles; financial markets; mathematics for economics and finance; statistical research methods; introduction to financial accounting. Level 2: Introduction to economic modelling; microeconomic principles 2; macroeconomic principles 2; management accounting and decision'making; financial accounting and statement analysis; company and law regulations; work placement. Level 3: Core modules; project/dissertation; financial accounting; advanced topics in economic theory; options; auditing; managerial and industrial economics; international money and finance; the economics of the labour market; development economics; behavioural economics and finance; econometric methods and applications.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.5
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 79%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 64%

Total Coursework: 36%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation