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BSc Economics and Finance

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and the social and historical contexts of their development. (PA1)
2. Demonstrate technical knowledge of key areas of economics and finance. (PA2)
3. Show knowledge of the general economic and financial environment (including economic and financial institutions, systems and phenomena) and the changes in this environment. (PA3)
4. Evaluate economic and financial issues. (PA4)
5. Demonstrate the ability to apply and use understanding of economics and finance to solve economic and finance problems. (PA5)
6. Show evidence of being an independent learner, who is able to communicate and collaborate. (PA6)
7. Show awareness of, and ability to operate in regard to, 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. Qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied
2. problem solving, analytical and numeracy skills by applying current theory and appropriate mathematical and statistical methods to economic and financial and problems
3. critical evaluation of theory and data in the investigation of research questions in economics
4. effective written communication in a variety of forms
5. skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and self-management.


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. knowledge and application of economic theory and applications and the principles of corporate finance through written examination
2. mathematical and statistical knowledge through applied coursework and written examination
3. research skills and the collections and interpretation of data through extended coursework essays.


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