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BSc Economics and Finance

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

1. Demonstrate a firm foundation in key basic microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and the social and historical contexts of their development. (PA1)
2. Demonstrate technical knowledge of key basic areas of economics and finance. (PA2)
3. Show knowledge of the main elements of the general economic and financial environment (including economic and financial institutions, systems and phenomena) and the changes in this environment. (PA3)
4. Discuss economic and financial issues. (PA4)
5. Demonstrate the ability to apply examples of how economics and finance has been used to solve theoretical and empirical problems. (PA5)
6. Show evidence of beginning to become an independent learner. (PA6)
7. Show awareness of ethical and cultural issues. (PA7)

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

1. basic research skills in the analysis of economic problems
2. essay writing skills, including essay structure, citation, bibliography and presentation of equations and empirical evidence
3. quantitative skills appropriate to the study of economics and finance including mathematical and statistical analysis
4. basic IT and including use word processing, spreadsheet and database programmes and network resources.
5. personal development planning skills, including self-auditing and self-reflection, decision-making and action planning.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

1. demonstrating knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to economics and finance through written examination
2. mathematical and statistical knowledge through written examination
3. research and essay writing skill through assessed essays.


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