Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Why choose Economics or Finance at Brunel? 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. In addition to our Economics and Accounting BSc we also offer specialist pathways in the following areas giving you the chance to tailor your studies: Economics BSc, Economics and Business Finance BSc, Finance and Accounting BSc or Economics and Management BSc.

Course Modules

Level 1: Microeconomic principles; macroeconomic princples; financial markets; mathematics for econmonic 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 accouting and statement analysis; company and law regulations; Work placement.. (4'year programme only). Level 3: Core: project/dissertation; financial accounting; advanced topics in economic theory. Options: auditing; managerial and industrial economics; international money and finance; the econmonics of the labour market; development economics; behavioural economics and finance; econometric methods and applications.

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

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • 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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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 78%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 95%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 95%

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

79% Go on to work and/or study

In work 56
Studying 13
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 19
Unknown 2

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 85%

Total Coursework: 15%

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

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