BSc/BScEcon (Hons) International Economics & Finance

General

Program Description

Course Overview

The International Economics & Finance degree seeks to provide an appropriate mixture of economics and finance modules to provide students with a combination of economics and finance analytical skills as well as a strong understanding of the UK and international financial markets.

The unique strength of our course is the clear emphasis on application and critical understanding. As such, we are proud to be the first new university to adopt the new CORE curriculum.

The course aims to create highly skilled individuals that are able to undertake analytical tasks rather than just knowing about finance and economics.

Economics degrees at Cardiff Met were ranked as the best in Wales according to the Guardian University League Table 2016 and 2017. Find out more. The last NSS student satisfaction score was 95%.

Learning & Teaching

Your tutors within the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance and staff from the Cardiff School of Management are committed to providing you with the necessary support to enable you to realise your full potential. Our innovative teaching methods include experiments and the very latest teaching materials.

In your final year, you will be supervised and guided by a member of staff specialising in your area of interest. This allows you to apply the research skills developed throughout your studies in a longer piece of work, which will provide evidence of your skills to prospective employers.

Modules are typically taught through a mixture of lectures and seminars/workshops and all modules are supported by Moodle, the virtual learning environment.

Employability & Careers

The course provides a combination of the analytical skills possessed by economists that are demanded in the private and public sector as well as comprehensive specialist knowledge of financial markets.
This will provide graduates of the course with a wide variety of career options but will be particularly useful to those wishing to work as analysts within the financial services industry.

Work Placements:
The provision of work-placements as an assessed part of your academic programme of learning is so important that we provide you with the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your second-year studies. We have strong links with the business community and the work-placement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), plus 112 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

Typical offers may include:

  • 112 points from at least two A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
  • 112 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
  • 112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
  • 112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma

*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training op ... Read More

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