University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Located in one of the world's main financial and business centres, Westminster Business School is an internationally facing, professional and research'engaged business school. Our Accounting, Finance and Economics courses provide a detailed knowledge of the conceptual and applied aspects of accounting, an analysis of management processes, and a focus on the development of professional skills to prepare you for the workplace. Our purpose'built Financial Markets Suite utilises the Bloomberg platform to provide a state'of'the'art teaching resource, giving you exposure to technology widely adopted in leading global financial institutions. We have been selected as a Centre of Excellence in financial markets by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) ' one of only 12 centres worldwide ' and we are an ACCA Gold Approved Learning Partner. The course also offers you the opportunity for a year'long work placement, or to study overseas for a year at one of our partner universities. The course will enable you to apply modern methods of economic and business analysis to inform business and organisational decision making, solve practical business and economic problems, undertake research and consultancy, and contribute to the design and implementation of economic policy by government agencies. You will develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities to respond proactively and creatively to contemporary business issues and the challenges of the global business environment, and a range of intellectual and professional attributes and transferable skills that will enable you to gain employment in economic or related business fields. The course will also equip you with a critical understanding of global diversity in business practice, culture, social responsibility and ethics. Learning takes place through lectures, seminars, workshops, and group working; assessment methods include essays, reports, case studies and exams.

Course Modules

Year 1: Professional competences; quantitative; analysis of the economic environment; the business context; plus 1 option and 1 free choice module which include the London economy, the business of sport or a language. Year 2: Business research and professional practice; macroeconomic analysis; microeconomic analysis; principles of statistics; plus two specialist options from a range including financial markets and institutes; information economics; public economics; the global economy; plus 1 option module. Year 3: Econometrics; economic theory and policy; strategic perspectives; plus two modules from 1 of the three specialist 'themes' of world economy, labour and social economics or quantitative analysis; plus 1 option module.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • SQA Higher BBBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)

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67% 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 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 85%

£21,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

65% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 5
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 15
Unknown 15

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 47%

Total Coursework: 50%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation