Financial Economics BSc (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Statement of Intent, reference letter, Detailed CV, Academic transcripts,
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All eligible students will automatically be considered for an International Scholarship worth £3,000 per year.
All outstanding students (e.g. 1st class honours degree holders, A Grade students, GPA 3.5+/4) will automatically be considered for a Merit Scholarship worth £4,000 per year.
You may also be eligible for other scholarships and discounts available for international students.
Financial Economics offers you the opportunity to study economics within a real-world context, developing strong analytical skills and a career-relevant qualification in economics and its application to global finance. The programme includes core components in economics and finance. By studying microeconomics and macroeconomics, you will develop a firm understanding of economics both at the individual level and at the level of the economy as a whole. The finance component provides in-depth coverage of topics such as the financial system, financial markets and products, the financing of companies and the role of investment.
A wide range of optional modules is also available to enable you to tailor your programme of study to your own interests and career aspirations. You will develop a portfolio of analytical skills that will be attractive to a wide range of employers in the financial sector and beyond.
Bangor is now an exam centre for The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, one of the world’s largest professional bodies for the financial sector. Our BSc Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance or Financial Economics students can now take the L3 Introduction to Investment qualification at Bangor and gain Student Membership of CISI. International students may take the International Introduction to Investment, which focuses on global financial markets.
You will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
All single honours students taking degrees within Bangor Business School follow the same modules in year 1, so you may change to another Business School degree anytime up to the start of year 2.
Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge.
A Careers and Employability Fair is held every year and provides an opportunity for students to meet recruiters and learn more about post-graduation employment options.
We arrange a varied programme of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included the Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, the Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, and the Head of IT Security at HSBC.
Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation.
We have excellent computing facilities and you will be able to develop your skills in data analysis and report preparation.
Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees in business and finance subjects, if you wish to study for an extra year after completion of your BSc degree.
Management and Financial Accounting (double)
CORE Economics (double)
Financial Markets and Institutions
Introduction to Marketing
Quantitative Methods (double)
Introduction to Business and Management
Business Study Skills
Year 2 -
Probability and Optimisation
Current Issues in Economics (double)
Advanced Corporate Finance (double)
Advanced Investment Theory and Practice
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