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Programme Specification (Undergraduate)
Date amended: 19/09/2013

1.

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)
2.

Awarding body or institution:

University of Leicester
3. a) Mode of study:
Full Time
b) Type of study:
Campus based
4.

Registration periods:

The normal period of registration for a full-time bachelors degree is three years and the maximum period is five years (see Senate Regulations).
5.

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
http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/sas2/quality/learnteach
University of Leicester Periodic Developmental Review Report First Destination Survey
Graduate Survey
External Examiner’s Reports
QAA
Frameworks
for
Higher
Education
Qualifications,
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/FHEQ08.pdf

9. Programme Outcomes:

Intended Learning
Teaching and Learning
How Demonstrated?
Outcomes
Methods
(a) Discipline specific knowledge and competencies
(i) Mastery of an appropriate body of...
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