Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Economics and Finance
DipHE Economics and Finance
CertHE Economics and Finance

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULC10005 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULC10005 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

L110, N300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Economics

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Economics

Programme Leader

PETROPOULOU D Dr (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Enable and encourage students to develop their capacity for learning and communication within an open, scholarly, environment

Develop an appreciation of economics, both as an intellectual discipline and as an important contributor to an understanding of the world in ways which are of practical significance

Prepare students for a range of careers and other activities in which independent thought and analysis, as well as effective communication, can contribute to an improvement in social and economic welfare

Provide an opportunity for study from a range of specialist areas of economics

Enable better performing students completing undergraduate programmes to pursue higher degrees in economics

Provide an opportunity for students to apply and demonstrate a range of skills, including the capacity for independent study, through the completion of a Level HE3 undergraduate project

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Macroeconomic issues such as employment, national income, balance of payments, inflation, cycles, money, finance K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Microeconomic issues of decision and choice, production, markets and welfare K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Economic policy- micro and macro K
Quantitative methods and computing, including statistics K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Quantitative methods and computing, including statistics and econometrics K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Economic data, including financial and social K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Applications of economics to a variety of topics K Ord, BSc (Hons)
Economic history K Ord, BSc (Hons)
Find and critically evaluate economic literature and other appropriate sources of material (finding) C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Find and critically evaluate economic literature and other appropriate sources of material (critically evaluating) C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate and investigate own economic question C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Undertake numerical analysis to understand and interpret empirical information C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing P DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Critically analyse quantitative data and communicate it in usable ways P Ord, BSc (Hons)
Understand thoroughly both generic and subject specific IT skills P DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Learn independently P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Take responsibility for planning and organising work, both on their own and in a team P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
General skills, such as literacy, numerical, IT and computing T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Interpersonal skills, such as communication T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including abstraction T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including analysis T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including deduction and induction T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including quantification and design T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Many subject specific skills are highly transferrable, including abstraction framing (understanding parameters to a problem to help decision making) T Ord, BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ECOP005 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.