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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Economics and Finance

Programme code:BS-ECON&FINUCAS code:LN13
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jose Lima Velazquez Contact address:J.M.LimaVelazquez@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: minimum grade B/6.
- GCSE Mathematics: minimum grade A/7.
- A Level: typically AAA (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification).

When English is not the first language, students will need to provide evidence of English language ability through qualifications such as TOEFL (score of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing) and IELTS (score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in listening, speaking, reading or writing), all in accordance with standard Business School entry requirements and policy.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School (LUBS)

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School (LUBS)

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Economics

Programme specification:

BSc Economics and Finance covers theories, ideas and tools from economics and finance that are relevant to firms and businesses. The course develops gaining analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by employers in both the private and public sectors. Students will develop an understanding of the factors that influence income, wealth and well-being, how scarce resources are allocated, distributed and utilised today, how financial markets help with the allocation of resources and how businesses generate and use financial information. A range of optional modules will allow students to explore the topics that suit their interests and career plans, including banking, business finance, behavioural economics and environmental economics.

Programme Aims
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
1. Critically evaluate a range of microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and the social and historical contexts of their development.
2. Technical understanding in key areas of economics and finance.
3. Have knowledge of the general economic and financial environment (including economic and financial institutions, systems and phenomena) and to understand changes in this environment.
4. Think critically about economic and financial issues.
5. Be able to apply and use their understanding of economics and finance to solve emerging theoretical and empirical problems.
6. Be effective communicators and self-confident, independent collaborators.
7. Be aware of, and operate in regard to, ethical and cultural issues.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 100 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS1036Introduction to Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1075Academic, Professional and Research Skills for Studies in Economics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1235Introductory Financial Accounting10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1245Introductory Management Accounting10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1951Economic Theory and Applications30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students who have only completed GCSE Maths will be required to study the following module:

LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A10 creditsSemester 1

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

Depending on your discovery module choices students may choose 0-20 credits from the following optional modules, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year (if you are required to study LUBS1275 Maths & Stats for Eco & Bus 1A you will only be able to choose 10 credits):

LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1290Economic Controversies10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1585Economic Institutions (Industry)10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1620Schools of Thought in Economics10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, depending on Maths qualification achieved, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to progress to Year 2.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in Level 2.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined, students must pass:
- ECONOMICS: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 40 credits must be taken at level 2 and 60 credits must be at level 3)
- FINANCE: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be taken at level 2 and 40 credits must be at level 3)

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 80 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2206Corporate Financial Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2430Economics Research Methods10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2575Statistics and Econometrics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

Depending on your discovery module choices, students may choose 0-20 credits from the following optional modules in ECONOMICS, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year:

LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS2401International Economics10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2665Economics of Innovation10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS2680Ethics and Economics10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study one the following 20 credit optional modules in FINANCE:

LUBS2291Financial Accounting and Reporting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2295Intermediate Management Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Depending on your discovery/optional module choices, candidates may take the following optional modules:

LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2260Banks and Banking Systems10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules lists, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 2 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to progress to Year 3 made up as follows:
- Pass 40 credits of compulsory PFP Economic modules
- Pass 20 credits of compulsory PFP Finance modules
- Pass 20 credits of additional Finance modules (optional or discovery)
- Pass 20 credits of additional optional and/or discovery modules


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students must study 120 credits in Level 3.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined, students must pass:
- ECONOMICS: a minimum of 100 credits (at least 40 credits must be taken at level 2 and 60 credits must be at level 3)
- FINANCE: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be taken at level 2 and 40 credits must be at level 3)

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 70 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3303Economics Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3645Advanced Finance10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Depending on your discovery module choices, students may choose 0-20 credits from the following optional modules in ECONOMICS, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year:

LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3590International Economics: Integration and Governance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 30 credits from the following optional modules in FINANCE:

LUBS3116Private Equity10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3140Behavioural Finance10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3150International Banking and Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3160Financial Derivatives10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3541Principles of Auditing10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS3550Auditing and Assurance Services20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3620International Business Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3655Professional Portfolio Management10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3880Corporate Governance10 creditsNot running in 202021

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules lists, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 3 credits in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree made up as follows:

- Pass 20 credits of compulsory PFP Economic modules
- Pass 40 credits of additional Economic modules (compulsory, optional or discovery)
- Pass 10 credits of compulsory PFP Finance modules
- Pass 30 credits of additional Finance modules (optional or discovery)

Last updated: 27/08/2020 16:42:29

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