Programme Specification (Undergraduate)
Date amended: 19/09/2013
Programme Title(s) and UCAS code(s):
BSc Financial Economics L115
BSc Financial Economics (With a Year in Europe) L115
BSc Financial Economics (With a Year in Europe)
Awarding body or institution:
University of Leicester
3. a) Mode of study:
b) Type of study:
The normal period of registration for a full-time bachelors degree is three years and the maximum period is five years (see Senate Regulations).
Typical entry requirements:
Three A levels normally considered as a minimum. Two AS levels or vocational AS levels will be considered in place of an A level. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted. A/AS Levels: For BA degrees, ABB or equivalent including Maths GCSE level grade B. For BSc degrees ABB or equivalent including Maths A-Level grade B.
Access to HE course: Pass kite-marked course with a substantial number of level 3 credits at disinction, normally a minimum of 30 with some in Business or Economics. Students should also have GCSE Maths grade B for the BA or A-level Maths Grade B for the BSc. European Baccalaureate: Pass with 77% overall for BA. Pass with 77% overall including 80% in Maths for BSc.
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 32 points and 5 in SL maths for BA. Pass with 32 points and 5 in HL Maths for BSc.
Cypriot Apolytirion: 18.5/20 overall including 17 in Maths, plus grade B in 1 A-level. For BSc, additional A-level needs to be in Maths.
French Baccalaureat: 14/20 overall with 13 in Maths for the BA only. Students taking the international option 13/20 overall with 13 in maths for the BA and 13 in Advanced maths for the BSc. Lithuanian Brandos Atestatas: Pass with grade 9 overall, 75% on maths state exam is also required for the BSc.
Chinese first year degree course: Normally, Pass with an average of 85% with good grades in relevant subjects plus mathematics equivalent to A level grade B for BSc.
6. Accreditation of Prior Learning:
There is no accreditation of prior learning.
7. Programme aims:
The programme aims to:
To provide a specialist in-depth understanding of the application of mathematics and statistics to economics and finance through progressive training of students with a background in mathematics.
To prepare students for employment specifically geared towards the finance sector such as finance and accountancy as well as quantitatively orientated careers in financial economics, research and forecasting.
To develop skills of critical analysis, problem solving, argument and presentation. To provide the key skills relevant for further study at a graduate level. To give students following the BSc Financial Economics With a Year in Europe programme the experience of learning in a different cultural environment To provide students following the BSc Financial Economics With a Year in Industry programme support to obtain relevant work experience and support to developing a portfolio to demonstrate learning outcomes. Students can learn directly about business and the application of their studies.
8. Reference points used to inform the programme specification:
QAA Benchmarking Statement for Economics
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Pages/Subject-benchmarkstatement-Economics.aspx University of Leicester Learning & Teaching Strategy
University of Leicester Periodic Developmental Review Report First Destination Survey
External Examiner’s Reports
9. Programme Outcomes:
Teaching and Learning
(a) Discipline specific knowledge and competencies
(i) Mastery of an appropriate body of...
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