In your third year you will undertake either a year’s paid internship or a year studying abroad at a partner institution.
Our students are highly successful in securing internships with the Government Economic Service placement scheme (e.g. at the Treasury, Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Health, Office for National Statistics), and with a range of private sector companies.
Support to secure an internship comes from both the University’s Career and Employability Services and our Economics teaching and support staff (particularly in relation to the Government Economic Service placement scheme)
The completion of a placement is a transformative process that will boost both your academic performance on your return to University, and your employability on graduation.
You may instead wish to take a study year abroad – see the Study Abroad section for full details.
Learning and assessment
Learning and teaching integrates applied and theoretical knowledge, taking into consideration the learning outcomes, progression through the levels of study, the nature of the mode of study and the need for you to take greater responsibility for your own learning as you progress through the programme.
Lectures are the main teaching method, and you'll experience a wide variety of other learning activities including supplementary reading, exercises, projects and workbooks, independent study and group work.
The final year dissertation is a substantial piece of work that gives you the opportunity not only to increase your specialist subject knowledge, but also to demonstrate your ability to undertake independent study.
All teaching is supported by information and activities provided through the University’s virtual learning environment. In addition, the School offers an Effective Learning Service, which helps with the development of study skills both in group sessions and through individual coaching.
Methods of assessment vary according to the learning outcomes of particular modules and the stage of study. Accordingly, a mixture of closed book examinations, essays and other written work, oral presentations, problem solving exercises and group work will be used in assessment of your work. Classroom and mid-semester tests provide feedback on your progress. Throughout the programme your learning will be supported using various methods of formative assessment and feedback. This is to help you progress your studies and support your continuing development.
As a student at University of Bradford School of Management you'll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions around the world.
This gives you international experience, exposure to a different culture and opportunities to network with students and academics at other leading business schools.
Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).
These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.
Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including: interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities
We offer an excellent student support system. On arrival you will be assigned to a member of the academic staff, who will be your Personal Academic Tutor. You will have regular meetings with your tutor, who will help or advise if you have any general academic issues (e.g. in decisions about choosing modules, or even changing the subject of your degree).
In addition to designated office hours all staff operate an open door policy during working hours, so you don’t need to arrange an appointment.
Your Personal Academic Tutor is the first point of contact should you experience problems of any kind, whether directly related to your studies or not. They can also refer you to specialist agencies inside the University, if necessary, such as the Counselling Service, or Disability Service.
Alternatively, you can also use these office hours to see one of the module lecturers, or seminar tutors, if you are having problems understanding some of the ideas and concepts being taught. This gives you the opportunity to benefit from one-to-one tuition to clarify your understanding.
Research is central to the work of the Economics and Finance staff, and influences the core modules in final year such as Contemporary Issues in Economics and Risk Management and Derivatives, together with the supervision you will receive during your Dissertation in Financial Economics.
Our research themes include international trade, economic integration, macroeconomic policy, finance, banking and labour markets. Outputs include books with major publishers (e.g. Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Ashgate, Elgar), articles in leading Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) journals and papers delivered at national and international conferences.