You'll be provided with a gentle introduction to aspects of economics, while also gaining practical tools and ideas on how to manage your own money effectively. The You and your money module at The Open University UK is structured around four themes: the changing economic, political and social context; individuals, households and other relationships; economics and the real world; and the life course and financial planning.
You'll study income, expenditure, debt, savings and investments, housing, insurance, pensions and caring, critically appraising the balance between personal and social responsibility for financial well-being.
This module has three primary aims:
- give you the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to manage your own money well
- provide an introduction to the social sciences, especially economics, relating them to the real world in which we live
- gently build and practise your study skills and employability skills as a strong foundation for your further studies at the OU and life beyond.
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Programme StructureHere is a taste of what you’ll study in each pair of weeks:
- Setting the context
- Savings and investments
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- 8 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEconomics Business Administration Finance View 102 other Short Courses in Business Administration in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no prior requirements for studying this module. You will need to use some basic mathematics (decimals, percentages, fractions, reading simple tables and charts).
- Week 1 of the module provides a test and additional materials to help you refresh or develop these skills before you start your studies proper.
- A few further simple numerical techniques (such as averages) are taught in subsequent weeks.
- The module includes a suite of interactive tools that enable you to solve financial problems without having to use or understand the maths involved.
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International1584 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1584 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
National1584 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1584 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.