BSc Economics with Accountancy with a Placement Year


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Full Time
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Degree of Bachelor of Science



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Key facts

(Guardian University Guide 2020)

Key facts

(National Student Survey, 2019) UEA has been in the Top-10 for Overall Student Satisfaction in Economics more often than any other university in the UK.

“I always felt the course was kept relevant and in keeping with global economic headlines. I also found the lecturers were very approachable and easy to talk to.”

In their words

Simon Beeson, BSc Economics Alumnus, HSBC

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Study economics, whilst taking a range of modules in accountancy, business and management. Our BSc Economics with Accountancy degree programme, offered in conjunction with Norwich Business School, is an excellent choice if you are seeking a thorough grounding in economic analysis, with a focus on accounting, business management, financial markets and corporate finance.

Overview

By combining economics with accountancy and other business-oriented topics you’ll develop an understanding of what makes the world tick: how individuals make choices, how those choices create markets, and how markets interact to create national and global economies. You’ll also gain a useful head-start whether your future lies in entrepreneurship, consultancy or management.

On this course you will typically spend between nine and 12 months of your third year in a full-time placement, gaining invaluable working experience and employability skills in a relevant area of your choice.

Whilst you’ll be expected to secure your own work placement, dedicated staff within the School and the Careers Service will support and assist you throughout the process of searching, applying for, and ultimately gaining a position. Furthermore support will also be provided whilst you are on placement and when you return to complete your studies in your fourth (final) year.

On this course you'll combine a rigorous training in economics with the opportunity to learn about accountancy, finance and management. You'll study microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic modelling and statistics, and you'll also choose from modules such as financial accounting, management accounting, and business and company law. You may then choose to deepen your knowledge in areas such as taxation, competition and consumer policy, or to broaden your knowledge of economics generally by choosing from the full suite of modules on offer in the School of Economics.

Taught through the combined expertise of the School of Economics and Norwich Business School, you’ll benefit from excellent teaching and will learn everything you need to know for a broad range of careers in finance, consultancy and management.

On this four-year course you’ll study a core set of compulsory modules in business finance and economics – plus a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning to your interests.

Course Structure

Year 1

You’ll study compulsory modules in economics and business, allowing you to begin to develop crucial skills and knowledge. These introductory modules will cover economics, mathematics, statistics, business, and financial and management accounting.

Year 2

You’ll continue to strengthen your understanding of the macro and micro economy, alongside learning about the collection and analysis of data. In Introductory Econometrics you’ll build your statistical skills – and get the chance to apply them in a practical project in the module Econometrics Research Project. You will also choose optional modules from a diverse range offered by the School of Economics and Norwich Business School, covering areas such as corporate finance, financial reporting, management accounting and company law.

Year 3

In your third year you will spend nine to 12 months on a full-time placement.

Year 4

During your final year you’ll have the option of further study in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics. Alongside this you’ll choose modules in finance (for example derivatives, risk management and alternative investing), economics (for example industrial organisation, labour, the environment, economic thought, public policy and the economics of sport), and - from the Norwich Business School - business and accounting. You can also opt to take a dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

You will be taught by a lively, friendly, research-oriented team, committed to teaching excellence and focused on facilitating your growth and success. Our School is globally respected, especially for its pioneering and world-leading work in behavioural economics. Our active research areas also include macroeconomics, competition economics, environmental policy, conflict theory, finance, and labour market studies in education, family and welfare. Within your taught programme you will find the intellectual challenge and personal freedom you need to pursue your own goals and interests. And you’ll be doing this within the broader academic and social life of a school that forms a vibrant and diverse community.

Our student-led Economics Society is the perfect place to network and socialise with fellow students with shared interests. The Norwich Economic Papers, run by a Student Editorial Board, and the ECO Blog are outlets within which you can publish your work. Our within-school internships enable you to participate directly in frontier research. And our Staff Student Liaison Committee gives you a say in the future direction and everyday running of the school. At the same time, throughout your studies, we provide the very best support and guidance. A personal advisor and an in-school student support scheme is always available to offer you programme-specific help. A university-wide Learning Enhancement team, based in Student Support Services, is on hand to help with study, writing, research, critical-thinking, revision, examination and time management skills. If you have additional needs due to disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia, our Student Support Services can also help to ensure that we cater appropriately for these needs.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a balanced mix of coursework and exams. Coursework is deliberately varied, and can include essays, presentations, research projects, group work, poster-presentations, screencasts, viva voce conversations, and online writing in blogs, on Twitter and in forums. You may write a dissertation in your final year. Each piece of assessment plays a role both in checking your progress, and in supporting your continued learning. Assessment is moreover an opportunity to develop your employability. We aim constantly to provide you both with the broadest workplace skills, and with the evidence you need to showcase these skills to employers.

Study abroad or Placement Year

On this course you will spend nine to 12 months of your third year on a full-time placement, gaining invaluable working experience and employability skills in a relevant area of your choice.

For further details, visit our Study Abroad section of our website.

After the course

You’ll be well placed to choose from a wide range of career opportunities, including working as an economist, analyst or in other managerial roles, within economics or business consulting, the Civil Service, investment banking and finance, accounting and auditing, insurance and actuarial work, and international think-tanks and organisations

Career destinations

Career destinations related to your degree include:

  • Management Consulting
  • Business Leadership
  • Investment Banking
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Financial Services

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during your placement year. Further details are available on our Tuition Fee website. There may be extra costs related to items such as travel and accommodation, which will vary depending on location.

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Modules 2020/1

Important Information

The University makes every effort to ensure that the information within its course finder is accurate and up-to-date. Occasionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, informing students and will also keep prospective students informed appropriately by updating our course information within our course finder.

In light of the current situation relating to Covid-19, we are in the process of reviewing all courses for 2020 entry with adjustments to course information being made where required to ensure the safety of students and staff, and to meet government guidance.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level AAB excluding General Studies or ABB excluding General Studies with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 33 Points
  • Scottish Highers AAAAA
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDD. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.
  • European Baccalaureate 80%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list

 

INTO University of East Anglia  

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

  

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree: 

Interviews

 Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time. 

Gap Year

 We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application. 

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year. 

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level. 

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics at a minimum of Grade B or Grade 5 at GCSE and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and overseas applicants. 
  • A Level AAB excluding General Studies or ABB excluding General Studies with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 33 points
  • Scottish Highers AAAAA
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDD. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.
  • European Baccalaureate 80%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

·         Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

·         English for University Study at INTO UEA

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics at a minimum of Grade B or Grade 5 at GCSE and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and overseas applicants.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support 

Tuition Fees 

Information on tuition fees can be found here: 

 

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.  

 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option. 

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University.  

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515 

    Next Steps

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