Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The foundation year is designed to help you progress to a challenging and exciting career in economics and finance. Our carefully designed curriculum is particularly suitable for those who want to change direction, perhaps not having taken A-levels in mathematics or economics, and for mature applicants returning to study. You will quickly find that willingness to learn and determination is more important than prior knowledge.

The foundation year will help you clarify where your interests lie. Once you have successfully completed your foundation year with the grades needed for your chosen degree course in the Economics & Finance Department, you progress directly into Level 1 of these degree courses:

Economics BSc (Hons);

Economics and Accounting BSc (Hons);

Economics and Business Finance BSc (Hons);

Economics and Management BSc (Hons);

Finance and Accounting BSc (Hons).

The foundation year is hosted by the Department of Mathematics to reflect the essential role of mathematics in your subsequent studies. The course is excellent preparation for the mathematics and study skills needed to progress on to one of our five BSc degrees in Economics and Finance.

The foundation year is an integral part of the BSc degree programme and you can apply for funding from the Student Loans Company for the length of the course - four years, or five if you opt for a placement year.

Course Modules

The foundation year covers material that would usually have been covered in A-level mathematics and economics, so that students are well equipped to begin BSc degrees in economics and finance. All students will take the following modules: Economics; Algebra; Statistics; Calculus; Discrete & Decision Mathematics; Study Skills. The four mathematics modules will all feature the application of mathematics to economics and finance.

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £18,720 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test60% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection