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What makes Finance degrees at Worcester special?

This suite of Finance degrees allows you to combine a focused study of management with another business specialism. This gives you a highly distinctive award title which broadens your career options, makes you stand out to employers and signals your areas of specialist expertise.

You will be taught by experienced practitioners in their fields. As a result, you will experience outstanding learning and teaching, inspired by contemporary research and the latest business practice.

  • Business, Economics & Finance BA (Hons) 
  • Business, Finance & Accountancy BA (Hons) 
  • Business, Finance & Business Law BA (Hons) 
  • Business, Finance & Marketing BA (Hons) 
  • Business, Management & Finance BA (Hons)

Key features

  • A curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and the ability to think critically, innovate and adopt a responsible approach to business
  • Professionally relevant, integrated professional body accreditation and opportunities to develop leadership and management skills, engage with employers and build a professional network
  • Optional one-year paid work placement
  • A global focus through internationalisation of the curriculum, staff team, student body and opportunities to study abroad in America, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand
  • Opportunities to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and explore your own start-up
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Choose your degree

Our specialist single honours degrees allow you to study the perfect combination of subjects for you.
See the Course content section below for more details on which modules are available in each combination.

  • Business, Economics & Finance BA (Hons)

    This course provides a general business perspective alongside the potential to develop a specialist understanding of economics and finance. This degree with prepare you well for a career in the highly-salaried economics and financial sectors such as banking, as well as in broader business management and world trade. It will provide the ideal platform to move into very senior roles as your career progresses.

    Specifically, you will develop skills such as strong numeracy and how to interpret and use management information; make logical decisions; manage time, projects and resources; work effectively as a member of a team with the ability to lead and inspire others; to be self-reliant; to use initiative and to champion an ethical and socially responsible approach to business.

    You will be eligible or exemptions from ACCA and CIMA. ICAEW Partner in Learning.

  • Business, Finance & Accountancy BA (Hons)

    This course provides a general business perspective alongside the potential to develop a specialist understanding of finance and accountancy. It will provide an entry route into the highly-salaried careers within the financial sector in accountancy, banking and insurance with the potential to move into very senior positions in your future career.

    Specifically, you will develop skills such as strong numeracy, analytical, problem-solving and logical decision-making skills, as well as how to interpret and use management information; manage time, projects and resources; think creatively; make logical decisions; work effectively as a member of a team; be self-reliant; use initiative and champion an ethical and socially responsible approach to business.

    You will be eligible for exemptions from ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA. ICAEW Partner in Learning study support. Opportunity to obtain Sage 50 accounts certification (fees apply).

  • Business, Finance & Business Law BA (Hons)

    This course provides a general business perspective alongside the potential to develop a specialist understanding of Finance and Business Law. It is the ideal preparation for a career in the highly-salaried financial, legal or insurance sectors. It is also an excellent foundation for a one-year conversion course, if you decide you would ultimately like to work as a qualified solicitor, barrister, etc.

    Specifically, you will develop skills such as how to interpret and use financial, management and regulatory information; bring a legal mind-set to internal and external management challenges; think creatively; make logical decisions; manage time and resources; work effectively and analytically; be self-reliant; use initiative and champion a legal, ethical and sustainable approach to business and finance.

    You will be eligible for exemptions from ACCA and CIMA. ICAEW Partner in Learning.

  • Business, Finance & Marketing BA (Hons)

    This course provides a general business perspective alongside the potential to develop a specialist understanding of finance and marketing. This degree will provide a credible foundation for entry into the broadest possible range of careers within general business management or consultancy and the finance and marketing sectors, as well as more specialist roles such as a market analyst. Many CEOs have a marketing or financial background, so it is also excellent preparation for a future career in senior management..

    Specifically, you will develop skills such as how to become an excellent communicator, analyst, problem solver, decision maker, team worker and business strategist, as well as skills in creative thinking, time management, personal initiative, self-reliance, organisation, prioritisation, responsiveness, proactivity and reflective thinking.

    You will be eligible for exemptions from ACCA and CIMA. ICAEW Partner in Learning and mapped against the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Professional Marketing Standards.

  • Business, Management & Finance BA (Hons)

    This course provides a general business perspective alongside the potential to develop a specialist understanding of management and finance. It is ideal preparation for career-start as a management trainee or for a variety of roles in the Finance sector including insurance and banking.

    Specifically, you will develop skills such as strong numeracy and quantitative; as well as how to manage resources, projects and risk; think strategically and creatively; solve problems; use and interpret management information, be self-reliant; use initiative and champion an ethical and socially responsible approach to business.

    You will be eligible for exemptions from ACCA and CIMA. ICAEW Partner in Learning. Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (ACMI) on successful completion of course (membership fees apply).

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points and Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

The University will consider each application on its individual merits and will recognise a range of qualifications not currently included in the Tariff, including Access courses, European Baccalaureate and pre-2002 qualifications such as GNVQ. Please contact the Admissions Office for advice.

Applicants with no formal qualifications may be considered for Mature Student Entry Routes.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Core modules

Module options

Year 2

Core modules

  • Taxation (double module)
  • Plus the pathway-specific module listed below

(content will vary if you choose to spend a semester at a partner university overseas)

Business, Economics & Finance BA (Hons)

Business, Finance & Accountancy BA (Hons)

Business, Finance & Business Law BA (Hons)

Business, Finance & Marketing BA (Hons)

Business, Management & Finance BA (Hons)

Module options

Year 3

Core modules

Business, Economics & Finance BA (Hons)

Business, Finance & Accountancy BA (Hons)

Business, Finance & Business Law BA (Hons)

Business, Finance & Marketing BA (Hons)

Business, Management & Finance BA (Hons)

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

You will learn how to:

Explore the real-life application of learning via tutors with business experience, via work placement, and via contact with local, national and international businesses – in the past these have included Shell, Barclays Bank and the BBC.

There will be opportunities to take part in projects for clients, visits to businesses, live and computerised simulations, case studies and exhibitions alongside the usual lectures, workshops and seminars. You will develop a range of skills, which you can evidence on your CV and talk about at job interviews

Teaching approach

Worcester is a place where you will be supported to reach your full potential as a self-directed learner ready to make an immediate impact in the world of work. Tutors are friendly, approachable and accessible and virtual resources enable you to work flexibly to suit your own learning preferences and busy lifestyle.

You will progressively build your knowledge and expertise across levels of study through modules which are delivered in different ways, perhaps through traditional lectures and seminars as well as e-lectures, workshops and simulations. In a typical week, you will have 12 hours of scheduled contact time, which you will supplement with one-to-one tutorial meetings and around 20 hours of guided independent study.

Assessment

There are a variety of assessment types – reports, presentations, projects, examinations – and sometimes you will even be able to choose an assessment style to suit you.

Meet the team

Here are a few of the current members of the department who teach on this course:

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    Simon Quigley

    Simon trained with a large firm Chartered Accountants in the areas of audit, accounts preparation, taxation and insolvency. Working in industry, his roles ranged from Group accountant, Project accountant and Treasury.  

    Since the move to lecturing, Simon has taught on a range of provisions, including ACCA, CIMA CIPD, AAT, HND as well as undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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    Jamie Wells

    Jamie spent the past two years working at the in the accountancy team. Areas of teaching expertise are financial accounting and auditing. Before this Jamie spent three years in practice working for a large professional services accountancy firm specialising in forensic accounting and auditing.  She also spent time working for HM Treasury within the Welfare to Work team as a member of the team responsible for the implementing the New Deal for Young People.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

We recognise that optimising your future employment and earning potential are a key factor in selecting your degree. All of our courses:

  • Are written and taught by business professionals who adopt a real-world approach to learning, teaching and assessment and are fully aware of what today’s employers are looking for
  • Help you develop the skills required by graduate employers – research and problem solving, critical analysis, communication, numeracy, self-management, team working, leadership, self-awareness, use of IT, enterprise and creativity
  • Offer the option of a paid placement year, which significantly increases your chance of getting a job when you graduate
  • Include the opportunity to learn through work-based projects, allowing you to ‘earn as you learn
  • Are accredited by, recognised by or mapped to professional qualifications and/or associations as appropriate
  • Provide access to our broad network of business managers and employers (including our own Business School Advisory Board) who work closely with us to design courses, offer scholarships and prizes, host student visits, provide work-related projects and contribute to teaching activities
  • Offer employment preparation workshops which include CV preparation (including access to our electronic CV Compiler Tool) and mock interviews
  • Offer the option to spend a semester abroad at one of our exchange universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand to help you develop the intercultural skills that are so highly sought after by today’s employers

  • Case study

    Employer's view

    "We've had a fantastic time with the students from the University of Worcester Business School. The Business Challenge module is truly innovative, providing opportunities to be creative and work with a great group of people. The students have not only left Funny Blood with a lasting legacy of ideas, campaigns and contacts but they've also raised awareness of Platelet Function Disorders both locally and - literally - Worldwide as well as raising vital funds for the Haemophilia Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital. Their projects have provided us with some amazing experiences like playing the giant killers at Worcester City FC, being on court with the Davis Cup players at Pershore Tennis Centre and Worcester Wolves and saving lives via #giveblood with NHS Give Blood. As a result, Funny Blood's been featured in the local press and radio a number of times and our social media interaction has increased; at the project's peak, our reach on Facebook was over 57k. A truly fantastic experience, thank you!"

    Ruby Edwards
    Founder, Funny Blood

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard annual fee for full-time UK and EU students enrolling in 2016 is £9,000 per year.

The standard annual fee for full-time UK and EU students enrolling in 2017 will be no more than £9,250, subject to approval by Parliament.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard annual fee for full-time international (non-EU) students enrolling in 2016 is £11,400 per year.

Tuition fees for international (non-EU) students enrolling in 2017 will be confirmed soon.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on this course in 2016 are £1,125 per 15-credit module, £1,500 per 20 credit module and £2,250 per 30-credit module.

The standard fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on this course in 2017 will be no more than £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module, subject to approval by Parliament.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

Visit our Money Advice pages for information on how much you should budget for your course.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £91 per week to the £149 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

  • Business, Economics & Finance BA (Hons): NL11 | With additional Placement Year: NL31
  • Business, Finance & Accountancy BA (Hons): NN1K | With additional Placement Year: N134
  • Business, Finance & Business Law BA (Hons): N479 | With additional Placement Year: N478
  • Business, Finance & Marketing BA (Hons): NN1M | With additional Placement Year: N135
  • Business, Management & Finance BA (Hons): NN1H | With additional Placement Year: N123

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

For the latest information, check the UCAS website at www.ucas.com

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Admissions tutor

John Gardener
01905 855357
j.gardener@worc.ac.uk