Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year
About the course
The foundation year is designed to help you progress to a challenging and exciting career in economics and finance. Our carefully designed curriculum is particularly suitable for those who want to change direction, perhaps not having taken A-levels in mathematics or economics, and for mature applicants returning to study. You will quickly find that willingness to learn and determination is more important than prior knowledge.
The foundation year is hosted by the Department of Mathematics, to reflect the essential role of mathematics in your subsequent studies. Once you have successfully completed your foundation year with the grades needed for your chosen degree course in the Economics & Finance Department, you progress directly into Level 1 of that degree – there’s no need to re-apply via UCAS.
We look forward to helping you develop your learning and setting you firmly on the way to your chosen career.
Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year provides an introduction to a variety of exciting disciplines in economics.
All the degree courses below are linked to Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year:-
- BSc Economics
- BSc Economics and Accounting
- BSc Economics and Business Finance
- BSc Economics and Management
- BSc Finance and Accounting
The foundation year will help you clarify where your interests lie.
The foundation year covers material that would usually have been covered in A-level mathematics and economics, so that students are well equipped to begin BSc degrees in economics and finance.
All students will take the following modules:
- Introduction to Economics
- Discrete & Decision Mathematics
- Study Skills
The four mathematics modules will all feature the application of mathematics to economics and finance.
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Talented people who have good technical or scientific qualifications, as well as imagination, enthusiasm and communication and organisational skills, are always in great demand. A wide variety of interesting and well-paid career opportunities are available.
At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.
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Fees for 2017/18 entry
£6,170 full-time; £1,000 placement year
Additional course related costs
Fees quoted are per annum and are subject to an annual increase.
Entry Criteria 2017/18
- GCE A-level CDD, preferably including Maths and Physics.
- 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.
- 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English.
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.
Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.
International and EU Entry Requirements
If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions
This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.
English Language Requirements
- IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
- Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
- BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Brunel University London strongly recommends that if you will require a Tier 4 visa, you sit your IELTS test at a test centre that has been approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) as being a provider of a Secure English Language Test (SELT). Not all test centres have this status. The University can accept IELTS (with the required scores) taken at any official test centre or other English Language qualifications we accept as meeting our main award entry requirements.
However, if you wish to undertake a Pre-sessional English course to further improve your English prior to the start of your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider. This is because you will only be able to apply for a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Pre-sessional English course if you hold a SELT from a UKVI approved test centre. Find out more information about it.
Brunel also offers our own BrunELT English Test and accepts a range of other language courses. We also have Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet these requirements, or who wish to improve their English. Find out more information about English course and test options.