BSc Industrial Economics with Insurance

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description
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BSc Industrial Economics with Insurance

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Overview

Incorporating specialist insurance content, this course will help you develop the skills needed for a career in financial services or risk management.

BSc Industrial Economics with Insurance is based on BSc Industrial Economics, with additional core modules in insurance and risk management. It is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute.

This course involves the study of theoretical and applied microeconomics, with specialist insurance content provided by the Business School's Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services.

Year one

The first year of the course includes core modules in microeconomics and macroeconomics, entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, organisational studies, business computing, quantitative methods, and insurance and risk management.

Year two

The second year of study typically includes core modules in the economics of innovation, pricing and decision making, organisation, risk management decisions, international firms, quantitative methods and econometrics.

You can also apply to spend the full year or a semester of your second year studying abroad at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia, or to take a semester at one of our partner institutions in locations such as Australia, China and Europe.

Year three

Your final year will incorporate industrial economics, regulation, corporate restructuring and governance, risk information, and insurance and risk management processes.

Placement year

This course is also available as four-year programme, including a placement year. If you apply for this route, you will have the option to spend your third year on placement with a relevant organisation.

Key facts

  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute
  • One of the UK's leading centres for management education, part of an elite group of global EQUIS accredited business schools
  • Development and employability programmes that bring you closer to top employers, including Deloitte, HSBC, PwC and Unilever
  • Opportunities to study abroad at the University's campuses in Chinaor Malaysia or in locations such as Australia, China and Europe

Entry requirements

A levels: AAB excluding general studies, critical thinking and citizenship studies

GCSEs: GCSE maths, 5 or above, unless taking it at A level

English language requirements

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

International applicants

For country-specific information including entry requirements, contact details and representatives, see our website. If you need a visa to study, the University can provide all the information and advice you need.

Mature students

At the University of Nottingham we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information in our guide for mature students.

Alternative qualifications

Our admission process recognises that applicants have a wealth of different experiences and may have followed various educational pathways. Please view the alternative qualifications page for details.

Flexible admissions poilcy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.

Notes for applicants

All applicants who are made an offer are invited to visit the Business School and meet members of staff and students at our offer-holder events.

The school does not normally interview candidates; our offers are made on the basis of the information contained in your UCAS application. We welcome applications from mature candidates and consider academic and professional backgrounds on an individual basis. We also consider other qualifications in addition to those listed above.

Please note we do not accept entry, or transfer from another university, into year two or above on any of our undergraduate degrees.

Modules

The following is a sample of the typical modules that we offer as at the date of publication but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and the module information in this prospectus is provided for indicative purposes only.

Typical year one modules

Core modules

  • Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Microeconomics for Business
  • Professional and Academic Development
  • Quantitative Methods 1B

Optional modules
Plus 40 credits of approved optional modules.

Typical year two modules

Core modules

  • Firm Strategy and Internationalisation
  • Industrial Economics I: Economics of Organisation and Innovation
  • Industrial Economics II: Pricing and Decision Making
  • Insurance in a Risky World
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Quantitative Methods 2A
  • Risk Management Decisions

Optional modules
Plus 40 credits of approved optional modules.

Optional modules

Plus 40 credits of approved optional modules.

Typical year three modules

Core modules

  • Corporate Restructuring and Governance
  • Economics of Regulation and Public Choice
  • Financial Economics
  • Industrial Economics III: Market Structure and Competition Policy
  • Industrial Economics IV: Games and Strategies
  • Risk, Information and Insurance
  • Risk Management Processes

Optional modules
Plus 40 credits of approved optional modules.

Study abroad

On this course, you can apply to spend all or part of your second year studying abroad at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia, or to take a semester at one of our partner institutions in locations such as Australia, China and Europe.

You will get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture. You can choose to study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expand your knowledge by taking other options. Teaching is typically in English; however, there may be opportunities to study in another language if you are sufficiently fluent.

Careers

Graduates from the Business School are highly sought after in the job market, gaining employment in accountancy, banking and other financial services, while many others develop careers in management consultancy, marketing and human resource management.

Recent graduate employers include Accenture, Amazon, Apple, Barclays, British Army, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, HMRC, HSBC, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, Macquarie, Morgan Stanley, PwC, RBS, Saatchi & Saatchi, Samsung, Santander, and Standard Chartered Bank.

The Business School's careers and recruitment service provides targeted and bespoke support to help steer you onto a career path of your choice. You will have opportunities to network with top employers throughout your degree, with many of these companies choosing to sponsor prizes for the highest-performing students in different years of study or particular subjects.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute. CII

Employability and average starting salary

98.7% of undergraduates from Nottingham University Business School had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £24,000 with the highest being £42,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for work 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Careers support and advice

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 5, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
£9,250 (UK/EU) - £17,550 (international)
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Locations
United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
Start date : Aug. 2019
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Aug. 2019
United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
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