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Economics and Finance
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BA (Hons)
Economics and Finance

Undergraduate course
Accounting, Finance & Economics

Discover how financial decisions made by individuals and businesses affect consumers, workers, industry, commerce and the government.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    The Rose Bowl, City Campus

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Leeds has emerged as the major centre for financial and professional services in the north. It has one of the fastest expanding and most diverse economies in the UK.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above and GCSE Maths Grade B or above (Grade 4 and Grade 6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.

Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2

Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language Grade C or above and GCSE Maths Grade B or above (Grade 4 and Grade 6 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSE Grade C English Language. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 3 are accepted in place of GCSE Grade B Maths.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points.

Scottish Awards: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.

Irish Leaving Certificate: Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2

Selection Criteria: We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Lina Dobrovolskyte

Careers

Lina Dobrovolskyte
Company Accountant, H Peel and Son

MSc Accounting & Finance

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“I love the flexibility Leeds Beckett offers. I was able to balance studying around my full-time employment - I'm already seeing the benefits in my professional career.

MODULES & LEARNING

Gain knowledge of accounting terms and acquire elementary accounting skills and become competent in short and long term planning. You will also have the knowledge to record accounting transactions using double entry book-keeping to produce an Income Statement and Statement of Financial Position.

Learn to interpret business data using appropriate statistical methods while enhancing your mathematical skills. You will tackle a variety of business problems and concepts inlcuding probability, compound interest rates and asset depreciation.

Develop your understanding of fundamental microeconomic concepts and principles, including essential mathematical techniques employed routinely in economic analysis. You will have the ability to employ the modern micoreconomic methods you have learned to critically analyse government policy.

Acquire knowledge of essential macro-economic theory and its application to a macro-economic environment. You will understand the role of fiscal and monetary policy and the need for a stable macro-economic environment for business.

Learn to prepare limited company financial statements and to detect and correct errors. You will also understand accounting concepts and qualitative characteristics, and accounting regulations including the law, and international and national accounting standards.

Gain an understanding of political economy and contemporary economic and political debates. You will explore the origins of different world views and ideologies and the impact of varying perspectives through exploration of real-world economic and financial issues.

Managing in Public & Private Sectors

Financial Management

Intermediate Microeconomics

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Producing & Interpreting Group Financial Statements

Planning & Forecasting for Economists

Critically examine the contribution and importance of financial decision making to the achievement of an enterprise's corporate objectives. You will explore the application of financial management theory in both a domestic and international business setting.

Learn to employ econometric principles and modern methodology in the statistical testing of economic theories and models, and the forecasting of economic and financial variables.

Finance

Financial Institutions & Regulation

Dissertation

International Business Finance

Behavioural Economics

Our strong links with industry, including connections with Yorkshire Bank, Lloyds, TSB and experts from the city of London, will open up a variety of placement opportunities and help give you a head start in the employment market. Previous students have completed work experience with Redmayne-Bentley, Price Waterhouse Cooper and a number of high street banks.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development, and offer a guest lecture programme to all our students. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan.

To see our full programme of speakers and to register for a lecture click here.

  • Professor Chris Prince
    Professor Christopher Prince Professor Christopher Prince
    Pro Vice Chancellor - Business Engagement

    We are proud of the success of our national and international graduates.

    With over 20 years' experience of designing and delivering in-company education and training for private and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas, Professor Prince speaks at world-wide conferences on corporate education, his area of business expertise. In addition to his academic role within our University he also acts as an advisor to a number of leading blue-chip companies on management and organisational development. Professor Prince has also served as a member of the UK's Association of Business Schools' Executive, and as the Chair of the Management, Organisation and Community Development Steering Committee. He is a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of Strategic Change, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Annual Conference of Management and Executive Development in the USA.
  • Life in Leeds

  • BA Hons Economics and Finance John Embery

FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £10500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • The Rose Bowl
    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

The Rose Bowl, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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