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Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year

Course code

L102

L103 with placement

Start date

September

Placement available

Mode of study

4 years full-time

5 years full-time with placement

Fees

2020/21

UK / EU £9,250

International £17,355

Entry requirements

CDD (A-level)

DMM (BTEC)

25 (IB)

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Overview

The Brunel Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year gives individuals looking to change careers or return to education the knowledge and skills they need to enter one of our economics and finance undergraduate programmes.

Once you have successfully completed your foundation year, with the grades required for your chosen degree course, you can progress directly into Level 1 of that degree – there’s no need to re-apply via UCAS.

The BSc courses linked to this foundation year are:

All degrees are accredited by CIMA, ACCA or both.

Whether it's been a while since you last studied, you want to improve on your previous academic performance, or you’re just ready to try something new, your foundation year gives you the basics needed to go on and graduate with a full degree.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

The foundation year is designed to improve your skills in economics and maths to the level required to begin BSc degrees in economics and finance.

This course can be studied 4 years full-time or 5 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 0

This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.

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Careers and your future

Our aim is to teach you ‘employable knowledge’, which can be applied to real-world situations giving you the skills you need to find the right role after you graduate.  Therefore, you’ll be well prepared for work, especially if you undertake a work placement. Securing economics and finance degree jobs is highly competitive so we’ll support you to gain a strong foundation in the skills employers are looking for.  We offer opportunities within the Department of Economics and Finance as well as through the University’s Professional Development Centre (PDC) to help you build skills and experience.

Our graduates are employed in many fields, with roles at NatWest (Financing Futures), PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, the Treasury and Bank of England. Within industry, graduates are working at businesses like BP, Xerox and Marks and Spencer.

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UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level CDD, preferably including Maths, Economics or Politics.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in a related subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A-Level at grade C preferably in Maths or Physics.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-Levels grade CC preferably including Maths and Physics.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 25 points.
  • Access Complete and pass Access course with 45 credits at level 3.

In addition 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language are required.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 79( min R18, L17, S20, W17)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2020/21

UK / EU

£9,250 full-time

£1,000 placement year

International

£17,355 full-time

£1,000 placement year

Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home/EU undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year is hosted by our Department of Mathematics, which has a well-established reputation for student achievement and success.

Our staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. This means that your education will be comprehensive, inspiring and truly up-to-date.

Your studies will consist of lectures, tutorial group work and one-to-one supervision from a member of staff.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

Modules are assessed by combinations of coursework and examination.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.