University College London

      Statistics, Economics and Finance BSc

      University College London
      In London

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      Important information

      Typology Bachelor's degree
      Location London
      Duration 3 Years
      • Bachelor's degree
      • London
      • Duration:
        3 Years

      In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
      The statistics modules are drawn from the Statistics BSc degree. Your first year will include mathematics, statistics and some computing, which will be followed by increasing specialisation in statistics in the second and third years. The economics and finance components include a foundation in micro- and macroeconomics and financial accounting, and a range of options including modules in Money and Banking, Financial Computing, Econometrics and Economics of Finance.

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      Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London, England
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      Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London, England
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      To take into account

      · What are the objectives of this course?

      London is the financial capital of Europe and a leading global financial centre, and UCL is located close to the financial institutions in the City. The programme is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) enabling you to be granted Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status if you achieve second-class honours or above and choose at least 50% of your year two and three modules in statistics (please see accreditation note). Teaching is enhanced by the varied research interests of our academic staff; from the foundations of the subject to applications of statistics in science, medicine, industry, economics and finance. The department offers a friendly and supportive atmosphere, where small-group teaching and personal attention are available for all students.

      · Who is it intended for?

      Together with subject-specific knowledge, the programme is designed to equip you with skills valued by employers including: advanced numeracy and quantitative skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and computing skills. You will also develop your research skills, communication skills and word processing skills through statistical project work. The demand for graduates with training in statistical science is now a permanent feature in both advanced and developing countries for jobs in finance, commerce, industry, research, education and government. Graduates from this department are well represented in all these fields, in this country and overseas, and recent graduates have continued to be successful in obtaining a wide variety of jobs. Popular career choices of previous graduates include the financial sector, training in the actuarial or accountancy professions and jobs in industry and commerce. Postgraduate study, for example in advanced statistics, medical statistics, actuarial science, finance or economics, provides further options.

      · Requirements

      English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required.

      · Qualification

      This programme is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society. On application to the Royal Statistical Society, graduates are awarded Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status, providing formal recognition of a member's statistical qualifications, subject to achieving second class honours or above, and at least 50% of your year two and three modules are in statistics .

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      Sofie van Heijningen
      5.0 05/07/2018
      What I would highlight: The quality of these depends on the teacher and the number of people in the class. This varies heavily by course and modules.
      What could be improved: All ok
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
      4.0 24/07/2017
      What I would highlight: I had the advantage to live with family but I've seen the UCL student accommodation and I would recommend them since they are affordable.
      What could be improved: Nothing
      Would you recommend this course?: Yes
      Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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      What you'll learn on the course

      Financial Training
      Accounting for Business
      Statistics and Related Disciplines
      Accounting and Finance

      Course programme

      YEAR 1

      Core or compulsory module(s)
      • Accounting for Business
      • Economics I
      • Further Probability and Statistics
      • Introduction to Practical Statistics
      • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
      • Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines I
      • Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines II
      Optional modules

      All first year modules are compulsory.

      YEAR 2

      Core or compulsory module(s)

      Computing for Practical Statistics
      Introduction To Applied Probability
      Linear Models and the Analysis of Variance
      Mathematics for Students of Economics, Statistics and Related Disciplines III
      Probability and Inference

      Optional modules

      You will select 1.5 credits of optional modules, including at least one of the following:

      • Applied Economics
      • Economics II

      Remaining credits can be selected from a wide range of options which may include:

      • Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
      • Money and Banking
      • Social Statistics

      YEAR 3

      Core or compulsory module(s)
      • Statistical Inference
      • Stochastic Methods in Finance I
      Optional modules

      You will select 3.0 credits from a wide range of optional modules.

      Your earning

      We employ a variety of teaching methods which include lectures, small-group tutorials, problem classes and computer workshops and e-learning. Lecturers have regular 'office hours' during which you are welcome to come and ask questions about the programme material.


      Most modules are examined at the end of the academic year in which they are taken using a combination of end-of-year examinations and in-course assessment. Prizes may be awarded to the most outstanding students in the first, second and third year.

      Additional information

      Overseas students Fee - £23,390 (2018/19)

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