Course Overview

BSc Economics & Finance in the University of Bedfordshire will provide students with an intimate knowledge of the structural issues economies are facing and the way they are being realised in today’s economic affairs through the dominance of financial institutions. The students will be able to apply economic analysis to real-life issues while the technical and analytical skills that are necessary to understand key developments in the global markets will be developed.

Program Mission

Economics is the foundation of modern finance. BSc Economics & Finance in the University of Bedfordshire offers students the opportunity to acquire the cognitive knowledge and skills required to understand the structure of the world we live in.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

In order to achieve 16 years of education equivalence from Higher Education Commission Pakistan, it is essential to have completed 12 years of local education (Metric/Intermediate) or 8 O-levels and 3 A-levels. In other instances, you will normally need to have the following:

  • At least 50% in HSSC (intermediate)
  • At least 2 A level passes at C or above
  • At least Merit/Merit/Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma Equivalent qualifications such as International Baccalaureate

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 4

Introduction to Accounting & Finance Compulsory Introducing to Economics Compulsory
Numerical Skills for Finance & Eco Compulsory Business Practice Explored Compulsory

Year 2 – Level 5

Personal Development & Employability Compulsory Data Analysis for Finance & Economics Compulsory
Economics Compulsory Financial Markets: Theory & Practice Compulsory
Applied Economics Compulsory

Year 3 – Level 6

Financial Management Compulsory Economics of Globalisation Compulsory
Introduction to Econometrics Compulsory Specialist Project (Accounting, Finance and Economics) Compulsory


Different assessment methods are chosen to evaluate and support your learning in understanding and applying economics and finance theories to real issues. The assessment strategy is also focused on enhancing your employability throughout this course. A pivotal element of this is that feedback will be given in due time, so it is integrated into the learning process. Some of the assessments are listed below, and, in some cases, they will be used in combination. In addition, your knowledge and skills will also be formatively assessed through problem-solving sessions or case study discussions.

Fees and Funding

The University of Bedfordshire fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

If you are willing to pursue a degree in Economics, driven by the need to understand how the western world is structured and how the environment in which businesses and financial institutions operate is working, this course will be of interest to you. You will be able to apply economic and financial analysis to real-life issues. All necessary technical and analytical skills that are desired by employers in economics and finance relevant institutions will be developed.

By covering a breadth of topics, you’ll have your pick as to which career path to choose upon graduating. Whilst studying you will develop skills including:

  • The ability to research and present information to various audiences
  • Analysis and evaluation of financial data
  • Effective communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills 
  • A solid understanding of business environments and financial management
  • The ability to work independently and within a team

As a graduate of BSc Economics & Finance in the University of Bedfordshire, you’ll be prepared for a career as an economist in financial institutions and banking, business management, consulting, commerce, the public sector and voluntary organisations. There are a variety of job roles you might want to consider, such as:

  • Skilled Managers
  • Researchers
  • Analysts
  • Strategists

Further Study

On completing this course, you are well-placed to develop your academic knowledge by pursuing the following:

  • Post-graduate study, for example, Taught Masters courses in, Economics, Finance, Global Finance, Business and Management, and Project Management
  • Professional courses, for example, CMI, CIPD, CIM, ACCA, CIMA, APM
  • PGCE Applied Business
  • Research degrees

Mode of Study

The BSc Economics & Finance in the University of Bedfordshire is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.