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Business Economics BSc (Hons) - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Business Economics

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Business Economics
DipHE Business Economics
CertHE Business Economics

Professional recognition

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULC10004 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULC10004 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

100449

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Economics

Other internal and / or external reference points

Module Catalogue inform programme learning outcomes

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Economics

Programme Leader

GOLSON Eric (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec

25/11/2022

Educational aims of the programme

  • Encourage students to develop their capacity for learning and communication within a scholarly environment
  • Prepare students for careers which require the use and dissemination of economic arguments and analysis.
  • Prepare students for further graduate studies in Economics and related subjects
  • Provide the opportunity to develop quantitative techniques appropriate for the analysis of advanced economic data
  • Provide students with advanced knowledge of the workings of the economy
  • Provide students with knowledge concerning the fundamental principles of economic analysis using data analytics tools
  • Equip students with the knowledge to solve theoretical and applied problems in Economics using data analytics
  • Provide an opportunity for study in a range of specialist areas in Economics and data analytics
  • Prepare students for the application of analytical techniques to a range of economic issues, including contemporary economic problems

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Effectively communicate with peers and field specialists P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Work independently and within a team or group P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Manage workloads, organize their learning and work to deadlines P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Communicate complex economic information in a written and verbal format T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Use information technology to find answers to economic problems based on data (e.g. spreadsheets, R, STATA, MatLab, EViews, and online databases) T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Organize information T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Be able to evaluate, analyze and scrutinize evidence T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of economic analysis and data analysis K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Think in a critical manner and evaluate economic arguments based on data K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply advanced quantitative techniques to the analysis of financial and social data K Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate and investigate economic questions using data analytics K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply economic reasoning to the analysis of a wide range of policy issues K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Critically analyze arguments C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Draw well-reasoned economic conclusions from appropriate literature and data C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Identify and solve quantitative economic problems C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate and answer qualitative economic questions using data analytics tools C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Understand and respond to different philosophical views within Economics C DipHE, 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

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Module Selection for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

The following modules are taken in addition to all other modules and do not count towards progression of the final programme award

ECO1021

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Students choose one optional ECO/POL module and one optional MAN module from the modules listed in Semester 2.

The following modules are taken in addition to all other modules and do not count towards progression of the final programme award

ECO2063

Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Module Selection for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

The following modules are taken in addition to all other modules and do not count towards progression of the final programme award

ECO1021

Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Module Selection for Year 2 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 5

Students choose one optional ECO/POL module and one optional MAN module from the modules listed in Semester 2.

The following modules are taken in addition to all other modules and do not count towards progression of the final programme award

ECO2063

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

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

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

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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 2023/4 academic year.