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Contact details                                           2

The School of Economics, Finance and Management           3

School Registration                                       4

The Academic Year 17/18                                   5

Language Requirements                                     7

Bristol Credit Points and ECTS                            8

Workload and timetable                                    8-9

Units of Study                                            10-15

Open Units                                                16

Assessment, Examinations and Marking                      17-19

Library and Computing Facilities                          20

Useful Web Addresses                                      21-22

Map of the School of Economics, Finance and Management    23

Disclaimer                                                24


School of Economics, Finance and Management

Information Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
Priory Road Complex
Priory Road

T: + 44 (0)117 331 0500
F: + 44 (0)117 928 8577

Erasmus Administrative Co-ordinator

Tali Rossant (Room 1C6)
T: +44 (0)117 331 0501
F: +44 (0)117 928 8577

Erasmus Academic Co-ordinator and Personal Tutor

Dr. Leandro De Magalhães (Room 0B7)
T: +44 (0)117 928 8418
Office hours: To be confirmed

Global Opportunities team

International Office
3rd Floor, Richmond Building
105 Queen’s Road

T: 0117 331 8504

  The School of Economics, Finance and Management (EFM)
  consists of three departments: Economics, Accounting and
  Finance, and Management.

  All departments within the School have international
  reputations both for their teaching and their research.

  High Quality Teaching

  Students rate the quality of our teaching as among the best in the country. Classes are given by
  leading researchers and dedicated teaching staff who incorporate the very latest ideas into their
  teaching. The result is a lively and challenging educational environment.

  Contact Hours

  As an Erasmus student at the School of Economics, Finance and Management you will benefit
  from excellent teaching and learning support. We provide small-group classes as well as large-
  group lectures, clinics and exercise lectures. The amount and nature of contact time varies from
  one unit to another, depending upon what works best for different subjects. Feedback on your
  progress is provided throughout the year and help is always there when you need it.


  All undergraduate units in the School make use of an online learning environment called
  'BlackBoard', from which you can download course materials, practice questions online and
  make use of discussion boards. Blackboard will help you keep track of unit announcements,
  communicate with other students taking the unit, receive news about the latest developments in
  the unit and review lectures.

  There is also a special site on Blackboard dedicated to the School’s Erasmus & Study Abroad
  exchange scheme. All Incoming Erasmus students are automatically enrolled on this site upon
  arrival. The site also contains useful documents (such as this information guide) and will be used
  by the Erasmus Administrative Co-ordinator to contact you with important announcements.

  University of Bristol Email account - keeping you informed

  The School will keep in touch with you throughout the year with important information and
  announcements so remember to check your University of Bristol email account regularly!

School Registration
 As well as registering with the Global Opportunities team, EFM Erasmus students must also
 register with the School of Economics, Finance and Management.

 Registration for the 2017-2018 academic year will take place in Welcome Week (week 0)
 commencing Monday 18 September 2017. The final date, time and venue will be confirmed
 closer to the time.

 When you register with the School you will be enrolled and timetabled for all the units listed on
 your Learning Agreement. The School cannot register you for units offered by other
 departments; you must register direct with the department offering the unit and ensure that the
 lecture times do not clash with your EFM lectures.

 It is usually possible to change the time of an EFM tutorial class as there can be several tutorial
 groups for each unit but lecture times are fixed and cannot be changed.

 If there are any problems with your learning agreement we will endeavour to contact you or your
 home Erasmus Co-ordinator before you arrive.

 If you want to change any of your units before you arrive please contact the Erasmus
 Administrative Co-ordinator via

 Personal Tutor

 Every student is allocated a personal tutor; an academic member of staff. The EFM personal
 tutor for all Incoming Erasmus students is Dr. Leandro De Magalhães.

 You are required to see your personal tutor at the beginning of each teaching block. Dr De
 Magalhães is available to discuss any matters with you – academic or personal. Do not hesitate
 to contact your tutor if you encounter any problems, no matter how small or insignificant these
 might seem.

 We hope that your time in the School will be a happy and productive experience. However,
 students at university can occasionally experience difficulties apart from academic problems:
 these may involve your health, financial or family circumstances. Personal tutors are usually the
 first people to approach if such problems do arise. Where appropriate, your tutor can put you in
 touch with other members of School staff or with specialist advisors. On rare occasions, illness
 or other types of problems may have a detrimental effect on your academic work. If this
 happens you should contact the EFM Information Office or the EFM Erasmus Administrative Co-
 ordinator as soon as possible. You can be assured that confidentiality will always be strictly

 Your contact details
 We may need to contact you individually during the year so it will be important for you to keep
 your current contact details up-to-date on your personal Student Info page:

The academic year is split into two teaching blocks - Teaching Block 1 and Teaching Block 2 and
each teaching block is followed by an assessment period:

Welcome Week (Week 0)

Monday 18 September 2017 – Friday 22 September 2017

There is no teaching in this week.

Teaching Block 1 (TB1)

Monday 25 September 2017 (Week 1) – Friday 15 December 2017 (Week 12)

TB1/January assessment period (JE)

Monday 8 January – Friday 19 January 2018

Teaching Block 2 (TB2)

Monday 22 January 2018 (Week 13) – Friday 4 May 2018 (Week 24)

Summer Revision Week (RE1)

Monday 7 – Friday 11 May 2018

TB2/Summer assessment period (SE)

Monday 14 May – Friday 1 June 2018


Christmas vacation:          Monday 18 December 2017 to Friday 5 January 2018
Easter vacation:             Monday 26 March to Friday 13 April 2018
Summer vacation:             Monday 4 June to Friday 21 September 2018

University Closure

The University as well as all Government Offices, banks etc. will be closed on Bank Holidays. This
will also affect timetables for public transport and postal deliveries.


25 & 26 December                            Bank holidays

27 - 29 December                            University main buildings closed


1 January                                   Bank holiday

2 January                                   University main buildings closed

30 March                                    Good Friday (Bank holiday)

2 April                                     Easter Monday (Bank holiday)

3 April                                     University main buildings closed

7 May                                       May Day Holiday (Bank holiday)

28 May                                      Spring Bank Holiday

    See for further information on key dates


All courses are taught and assessed in English. The minimum required level is at least B2 level
English (or equivalent). Students with less than this will experience difficulties in studying and
passing exams.

English language courses for Erasmus students are available from the University of Bristol’s
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (CELFS). Erasmus students may register for
any of the following units:

Academic Listening and Speaking (LANG10007) 5 ECTS

English-language units specifically focusing on supporting you with academic listening and

Academic Reading and Writing (LANG10008) 5 ECTS

English-language units specifically focusing on supporting you with academic reading and writing.

Advanced English Language Studies (LANG14011) 10 ECTS

For post intermediate level students who wish to develop their competence in the analysis and
communicative use of English.

These units are all credit-bearing and students must ensure they do not exceed their credit
allocation when registering for these units.

You must register directly with CELFS to take these units. Please visit the CELFS website for
further details of these units and up-to-date registration details:


 Bristol Credit points
 The credit points listed with each unit description are University of Bristol Credit Points. Most
 units have a 20 Credit Point value. University of Bristol students are required to complete 120
 Credit Points per academic year.

 European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS)
 The ECTS has been implemented throughout Europe to facilitate the recognition of your work
 while you are here.

 Credits are awarded only when the course has been completed and all required examinations
 taken and/or coursework completed (formative and summative).

 Practical placements and optional courses, which do not form an integral part of study, do not
 receive academic recognition.

                      20 University of Bristol Credit Points = 10 ECTS


 Full-year students will be expected to study 120 University of Bristol credit points (60 ECTS).
 Students here for either teaching block one or teaching block two only will be expected to study
 60 University of Bristol credit points (30 ECTS).

 A full list of units available to Incoming Erasmus students can be found from page 11 onwards.

 You must be able to attend all of the lectures and tutorial classes for each unit of study. Please
 note that mixing units from different years/departments may cause timetable clashes. In this
 event, you will need to decide which unit to keep as it will not be possible to keep both/all units
 involved in the clash. You will be advised of any timetable clashes as soon as possible.

 Please note that attendance at class tutorials and submitting required written work is
 compulsory. Failure to do so will mean credit points may not be awarded.

Unit choice and unit weighting
It is your responsibility to ensure your unit choices are approved by your home university, and to
confirm that you are doing the correct number of credit points according to your degree

Full-year students are advised to take an equal number of ECTS in each teaching block in order to
have a balanced timetable.

Study Spaces
There are numerous study spaces for students across the University. See the Study Space
website for details:

Online personalised student timetables are available under the Timetable tab on the
MyBristol portal, accessed via and available in the week prior
to week 0.

Required Reading
Suggested textbooks are included in the unit description. Some lecturers will expect students to
read everything on the list while others will expect students to make their own reading choices
from an extensive list of possibilities.

If you are at all unsure about what reading you should be doing please contact the relevant unit
lecturer for assistance.

Past exam papers
Past exam papers are available to current students to download from the School’s webpage:

Staff Availability – Office Hours
All academic teaching staff have office hours when you can call in during term time to see them
without prior appointment. Office hours are posted on staff office doors and the EFM website:

If you cannot see an academic member of staff during their office hours then you should
contact them by email regarding your query and the possibility of arranging an alternative time
to meet.

Pages 11-15 list the units of study offered to Erasmus students in the School of Economics,
Finance and Management (with hyperlinks to full unit descriptions). Please note that, depending
on staff availability, some of the options listed may not run in 2017/18 or may cover different
material within the subject.

Each unit has a director who is in charge of it. Usually s/he does most of the lecturing. The
associated tutorial classes will be shared with those colleagues in the School who also have a
specialist interest in the topics covered by the unit.

Teaching on all units is through a combination of regular lectures and a series of class
tutorial/exercise classes.

We do not impose requirements on what units students should choose. Students should make
their unit choices in consultation with their home university and ensure that their choices are
appropriate and worth a sufficient amount of credits. We would, however, advise students to
think carefully and research thoroughly before choosing units.

Sometimes it is not possible to guarantee students their first choice of units as some options are
over-subscribed or there may be timetable clashes. Timetable clashes usually occur when
students take a mixture of different level units. We therefore suggest you make a reserve choice
in case one of your preferred units is full. If at all possible the Erasmus Co-ordinator will notify
you of any timetable clashes before you arrive. The Erasmus Academic Co-ordinator will also
discuss with each student their programme of study during the registration process.

Changes can only be made to unit enrolments during the first week of term. After this date
students can be removed from units but not enrolled on to new units. Students deciding to drop
a unit later than week 4 will have a mark of zero recorded on their transcript for that unit.

Unit Descriptions
For detailed descriptions of each unit please visit the School’s website:


Each unit description provides:

      a general description of the unit including required pre-requisite knowledge;
      the unit’s director, lecturers and tutors;
      the unit’s learning objectives;
      the unit’s teaching and assessment methods;
      course texts;
      credit point value and
      teaching block.

Pre-requisite knowledge

Several of the unit descriptions indicate pre-requisite units. We understand that Erasmus
students will not have taken these units, however this information indicates the knowledge that
will be assumed and so will help students to make appropriate unit choices. Please choose
carefully, some units involve a fair amount of quantitative skills and presume good background

  Students are advised to read the unit description and syllabus content carefully for each unit
            before making their selection, including those for any pre-requisite units
                            as this prior knowledge will be assumed.

              Units available to students coming for the ACADEMIC YEAR 17/18

First Year Units – teaching block one
                                                                             Pre-requisite   Method of
Unit Code                          Unit Title                         ECTS
                                                                              knowledge      Assessment
             Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 1                         Grade A in
EFIM10005    Students taking this unit cannot also take               10       A Level         Exam
             ACCG10052 Introduction to Accounting.                           Mathematics
             Globalisation and Development                                    Grade A in
ECON10053    Students taking this unit cannot also take               10        GCSE           Exam
             ECON20023 Growth and Development.                               Mathematics

EFIM10015    Introduction to Management                               10         N/A           Exam

First Year Units – teaching block two
                                                                             Pre-requisite   Method of
Unit Code                          Unit Title                         ECTS
                                                                              knowledge      Assessment
             Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 2
             FAF1 is a pre-requisite unit for FAF2. If you have not
EFIM10006    also studied FAF1 in teaching block one, you must        10         FAF1          Exam
             ensure that you are confident with the subject

EFIM10012    Global Business Environment                              10         N/A           Exam

             Introduction to Accounting                                       Grade A in
ACCG10052    Students taking this unit cannot also take EFIM10005     10        GCSE           Exam
             Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance 1.                       Mathematics

EFIM10013    Organisation Theory                                      10         N/A           Exam

Second Year Units – teaching block one
                                                                                  Pre-requisite    Method of
 Unit Code                              Unit Title                         ECTS
                                                                                   knowledge       Assessment
             Corporate Finance
             Prospective students should be familiar with basic
             discounted cash flow techniques of investment
                                                                                    MSM1 and
             appraisal and the concept of relevant costs for
                                                                                  either FAF1 or
EFIM20006    decision making, including opportunity costs and sunk         10                         Exam
                                                                                      Intro to
             costs. They should also be familiar with and able to
             discuss concepts taught in introductory
             undergraduate Economics, Statistics and Accounting
             Econometrics                                                           MSM 1 &
             This is a general econometrics unit for students who
                                                                                     MSM 2
             have already studied some statistics and some
             preliminary econometrics. It could also be suitable for                  or
EFIM20011    students who have studied statistical theory but little       10     Probability 1       Exam
             applied statistics. Maths of at least A-level grade A or
             equivalent is assumed. Students are advised to                            or
             consult the past exam paper before selecting this unit
             to check the mathematical level.                                      Statistics 1
             Financial Accounting
             Prospective students should have good prior knowledge of
             accounting and be confident with the following aspects of
                     Cost of Capital;                                            FAF1 & FAF2
                     Depreciation;
                     Double-entry bookkeeping;                                        or
EFIM20007            Inventories measurement (FIFO, LIFO and weighted     10                         Exam
                     Net Present Value calculations;
                     Profit and loss on disposal of Property, Plant and
                                                                                  to Accounting
                   Relevant costing; and
                   Total Absorption Costing
             Growth and Development
             Students taking this unit cannot take ECON10053
             Globalisation and Development.
ECON20023                                                                  10      EP 1 & EP2         Exam
             Prospective students should be familiar with
             differentiation and algebra, and confident in their
             mathematical ability.
EFIM20008    Intermediate Economics 1                                      10      EP 1 & EP 2        Exam
EFIM20003    International Business Management                             10          N/A
EFIM20013    Marketing                                                     10          N/A            Exam
                                                                                                    20% Group
EFIM20015    Project Management                                            10          N/A
                                                                                                   80% January
EFIM20019    Public Management                                             10          N/A            Exam

Second Year Units – teaching block two
                                                                            Pre-requisite     Method of
Unit Code                         Unit Title                        ECTS
                                                                             knowledge        Assessment
EFIM20018   Analysis in Management                                  10          N/A
            Applied Microeconomics
            The courses analyses real world issues (the minimum
            wage, road pricing, competition policy) drawing on
            simple micro-principles and available evidence from
EFIM20002                                                           10          N/A             Exam
            academic studies. Students will be required to read
            and discuss papers that use econometric methods
            and so should have taken introductory micro and
            econometrics courses.
EFIM20010   Applied Quantitative Research Methods                   10         MSM 1            Exam
            Economic History
            Required reading will include applied economics                 Intermediate
EFIM20017                                                           10                          Exam
            articles. Students should be confident with core                 Economics 1
            theory and have knowledge of basic econometrics.
            History of Economic Thought
            This unit requires an ability to understand difficult                               100%
ECON20021                                                           10          N/A
            abstract concepts and has a significantly higher                                  Coursework
            reading load than other EFM units.
            Intermediate Economics 2
            Students are advised that this unit will assume a
            knowledge of macroeconomics similar to
EFIM20009   Blanchard’s Intermediate Macroeconomics text            10                          Exam
                                                                             Economics 1
            book. And it will use extensive mathematical tools
            throughout (including constrained optimisation and
            ordinary differential equations).
                                                                           Introduction to
            Management Accounting
                                                                            Accounting &
            Only if an introductory course in Accounting has
ACCG20011                                                           10         MSM 1            Exam
            been completed. A Level Mathematics, or
            equivalent, is required.
                                                                            FAF1 & MSM1
EFIM20005   Management Science                                      10         MSM 1            Exam

            Taxation                                                        FAF 1 & FAF2
            Prospective Taxation students should be confident in           plus Economic
            the following subject areas:                                   Principles 1 or
            Economics:                                                      Principles of
                 Budget constraints and indifference curves                 Economics
                 Consumer and producer surplus
                 Demand and supply
EFIM20012                                                           10                          Exam
                 Income and substitution effects
                                                                                50% in
                                                                           Introduction to
                 Depreciation
                                                                           Accounting plus
                 Inventories measurement (FIFO, LIFO and                     Economic
                     weighted average)                                      Principles 1 or
                 Profit and loss on disposal of Property, Plant             Principles of
                     and Equipment                                            Economics
Third Year Units – teaching block one
                                                                                Pre-requisite      Method of
Unit Code                           Unit Title                           ECTS
                                                                                 knowledge         Assessment
            Advanced Financial Reporting
            Prospective students should have undertaken at least one
            year of accounting studies and covered topics such as
            accounting for:
                 Leases
                 Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent                                   20%
EFIM30033            assets                                              10                        Coursework
                 Property, Plant and Equipment
                                                                                                    80% Exam
                 Intangible assets
                 Impairment of assets
                 Group accounts
                 Economic concepts of income
                 Valuation in financial reporting
                                                                                Management         Coursework
EFIM30013   Advanced Management Science                                  10
                                                                                  Science             40%
EFIM30006   Applied Econometrics                                         10      Econometrics        Exam
            Current Economic Problems This is a very applied                     IE 1 and either
ECON30065   topic-based unit. Students should be confident with core     10     Econometrics or      Exam
            theory and basic econometrics.                                            AQRM
            Financial Crises Classes involve students reading and
EFIM30018                                                                 5          N/A             Exam
            presenting selected articles.
EFIM30019   Financial Markets                                             5                          Exam
            International Economics                                              IE 1 and either
ECON30074   Required reading consists of research papers that rely on    10     Econometrics or      Exam
            econometrics and mathematical models.                                     AQRM
                                                                                                    30% Case
                                                                                   /Analysis in
EFIM30024   International Human Resource Management                      10      Management/
EFIM30029   International Macroeconomics                                  5      EP 1 & EP 2         Exam
            Labour Economics                                                     IE 1 and either
ECON30075   This unit is a mixture of problem solving and answering      10     Econometrics or      Exam
            questions.                                                                AQRM

Third Year Units – teaching block two
            Advanced Corporate Finance                                            Corporate
            Prospective students must be confident in their ability to
                                                                                  Finance &
EFIM30020   read, analyse and interpret academic journal articles in      5                          Exam
            finance, i.e. Journal of Financial Economics etc. Essay-
            based exam.                                                            Markets
            Auditing                                                                 FAF1
            Knowledge of accounting terminology and financial                         or
EFIM30016                                                                10                          Exam
            statements is required (further information can be                   Introduction
            provided upon request).                                             to Accounting

Behavioural Economics This builds on economic theory              IE 1 and either
            in the second year and also requires students to read
EFIM30027                                                                10    Econometrics        Exam
            applied economics articles. Students should be confident
            with core theory and basic econometrics.
                                                                                 or AQRM
            Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability                Management or
EFIM30012   Prospective students must have experience of writing         10    Organisation
            discursive essays and engaging with philosophical theory.
                                                                                Markets &
EFIM30028   Derivatives                                                  5                         Exam
            Economics of Developing Countries                                 IE 1 and either
ECON30071   Required reading consists of research papers that often      10    Econometrics        Exam
            rely on econometrics models                                          or AQRM
            Environmental Economics
            A particular feature of the course is that it is                  IE 1 and either
EFIM30004   analytically rigorous, making extensive use of               10    Econometrics        Exam
            mathematical models and applying this analysis to                    or AQRM
            real-world environmental problem-solving.
            Financial Statement Analysis
EFIM30025   In this unit, theoretical material is applied to             5                         Exam
            practical financial problems.
            Industrial Economics                                              IE 1 and either
ECON30076   This unit is a mixture of problem solving and essay          10    Econometrics        Exam
            questions.                                                           or AQRM
            International Finance
            Prospective students must be confident in their ability to
                                                                                Corporate         Summer
EFIM30026   read, analyse and interpret academic journal articles in     5
                                                                                 Finance           Exam
            finance, i.e. Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial
            Economics etc.
            Macroeconomic Theory and Policy Required reading                  IE 2 and either
ECON30077   consists of research papers that rely on econometrics and    10    Econometrics        Exam
            mathematical models. Essay-based exam.                               or AQRM
            Operations Management Students are strongly                                             40%
            advised to read the syllabus content of Mathematical and                             Individual
EFIM30014                                                                10      MSM 1
            Statistical Methods 1 and 2 to ensure that they are                                 Assignment
            familiar with these topics before selecting this unit.                               60% Exam
                                                                                Finance &
EFIM30021   Portfolio Management                                         5                         Exam
            Public Economics                                                  IE 1 and either
            This unit requires a solid knowledge of intermediate
EFIM30034                                                                10    Econometrics        Exam
            microeconomic theory. Basic knowledge of the theory of
            adverse selection and screening will be useful.
                                                                                 or AQRM
                                                                                                 20% MCQ
                                                                               Theory or IBM
EFIM30030   Strategy                                                     10                     80% Portfolio
                                                                              or Management
                                                                                                  of work
            The Practice of Management This unit is ONLY
                                                                                                 30% Group
            available to those studying a Management programme.
                                                                                                 Report and
EFIM30007   Students should have good knowledge of strategic             10        N/A
            management and a good understanding of organisational
                                                                                                 70% Exam
            behaviour or management studies.

Please note that units are subject to change both in their availability and content.
  Due to potential timetable conflicts we are not able to guarantee your first choice of units.

Unit suitability
It is important you thoroughly research the units you would like to take. You can check whether
a unit will be suitable by:

      Carefully reading the unit description;
      Checking the pre-requisite unit knowledge that will be assumed;
      Checking the past exam papers of pre-requisite units and
      For second and third EFM year units, watching the ‘option briefing’ presentations via the
       EFM Information Office Blackboard site.

Open Units
The University operates an Open Units scheme to allow undergraduate students the opportunity
to take a number of units in subjects outside their main degree subject. Incoming Erasmus can
choose one or two units outside the School of EFM (subject to approval from the student’s home

Units offered by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, School for Policy
Studies, Centre for English Language and Foundation studies, School of Mathematics and the
University of Bristol Law School may be particularly relevant to your chosen field of study.

A full list of Open Units is available to view on the University’s online unit catalogue.

By clicking on the unit descriptions you can find out the level of the unit, how many credit points
it is worth and in which teaching block it is taught.

Please note that the lectures for your Open Unit must fit in with your EFM lecture timetable. If
there is a clash, you will have to find an alternative Open Unit so it is a good idea to have some
reserves in mind. If a lecture for your chosen unit clashes with an Economics tutorial class then it
is usually possible to move you into a different tutorial group.

Erasmus students from other Departments
Erasmus students from other departments who would like to take a unit within the School of
Economics, Finance and Management are permitted to take our open unit: EFIM10050 Principles
of Economics.

Postgraduate Students
Please note we do not offer Masters level units to Erasmus students.

Assessment, Examinations and Marking

For each unit of study, Erasmus students are required to undertake both formative and
summative assessment.

Formative assessment e.g. Tutorial class essays and exercises.
All incoming Erasmus students do the same number of formative pieces of work during the
teaching block as Bristol students.

Summative assessment – Final grade
The final grade for each unit will be determined by the mark achieved in the summative
assessment for that unit:

This will usually be either be an end-of-unit final exam, a combination of exam and summative
coursework or summative coursework alone. N.B. Summative coursework that contributes to
your final grade is separate from formative coursework undertaken throughout the teaching

Exam Periods –       Summative Assessments take place in the January Exam Period for TB1
units and in the Summer Exam Period for TB2 units. You must ensure that you are available to
attend all assessments held within the following exam periods:

January Exam Period (JE) Monday 8 January – Friday 19 January 2018

Summer Exam Period (SE) Monday 14 May – Friday 1 June 2018

All assigned work and examinations are written in English. Erasmus students sit exactly the same
exams as home students and all papers are marked anonymously. All assessments are based on
written work; there are no provisions for oral examinations.

Exam information
Provisional examination timetable information will be made available to view on towards the end of each teaching block.

The Examinations Office will send you an email when your timetable is available to view. You
should check your University of Bristol email account regularly for exam information. For all
general examinations queries please email the exams office via

Past exam papers are available to current students to download from the School’s webpage:

Prior to each exam period, the EFM Erasmus co-ordinator will contact you with information on
how to request permission to take a translation dictionary into your examinations.

Plagiarism, Referencing and Cheating
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. It is the presentation of someone else's work as though
it were your own. Plagiarism can take several forms, including:

· Obtaining an essay, for example from the Internet or another provider, and submitting it as
your own work either in part or in full.

· Stealing another student’s work and submitting it as your own work or colluding with another
student to produce work together.

· Copying, or electronically cutting and pasting, sections (i.e. a whole sentence or more) of
someone else’s work, without using quotation marks to clearly mark what is not yours.

· ‘Borrowing’ the structure of an argument from another writer and following this too closely,
presenting it as your own, without acknowledgement.

                             The penalties for plagiarism are severe.

     If you are in any doubt at all about whether what you are doing constitutes plagiarism,
                         don’t do it. Ask a member of staff for guidance.

More information about plagiarism can be found both in the EFM UG handbook and at:

There are no set rules for referencing (though the Harvard Referencing System tends to be the
most commonly used). The most critical thing is to acknowledge all arguments, ideas, facts, etc.
which are not your own.

Examination Regulations
Examination Regulations can be found in the section ‘Academic Matters’ (point 7) at:

It should be obvious what cheating is but if you are in any doubt you should ask the exam
invigilator. A precise definition of cheating is given in section 2.9 of the University Examination
Regulations. The University of Bristol may have different rules to your home university e.g. use
of correction fluid in exams is not allowed, so make sure you know the rules!

Marking of Assessments
Summative assessments are marked and moderated by two members of teaching staff. Once
marks have been agreed, a transcript of results is sent to the Erasmus co-ordinators at each
university. A copy of the transcript will also be sent to each individual student.

Marking conventions
Work is graded in one of two equivalent ways:
                            1. A mark out of 100, expressed as a percentage.
                            2. A grade.
The following equivalencies apply:

          Percentage Range              UoB Grade             ECTS equivalent
                 70 +                      1st                   Grade A
               60 – 69                     2.1                   Grade B
               50 – 59                     2.2                   Grade C
               40 – 49                     3rd                   Grade D
             Less than 40                  Fail                  Grade E

Most written work, including summative assessment, will normally be marked out of 100. Such a
mark will correspond to a class in the Faculty's undergraduate degree classification i.e. a First, a
2.1 (upper second), a 2.2 (lower second), a third, or a Fail.

The Faculty’s Marking Criteria for First, Second and Third Year Units can be found under
‘Guidelines and Policies’ at:


In exercises and exam questions which require a mathematical answer, you will be assessed on
both the methods you have used and the extent to which your solution is correct. For a first class
mark, your answer should include both a detailed description of the correct method and the
correct (or very nearly correct) solution. Full marks require the correct solution.

Marks are deducted both for failure to obtain the correct solution and for failure to provide
details of the methods used. If you are in doubt as to what you are required to do in any
particular exercise, you should consult your tutor or unit director.


Arts and Social Sciences Library
Most of the texts you will need for your classes are
housed in the Arts and Social Sciences Library which is
the main University library and the largest academic
library in the South West of England. It is situated in
Tyndall Avenue, about a 5 minute walk from the
School. In term time, the library is open for reading
late at night and during the weekends. Opening times
are      given     on     the     library’s     website
( and on the main door.
The library’s website provides access to the library catalogue and other useful user information.
If you have any serious problems getting books, you should report this to your class tutor.

For help or queries about central Library services contact:

The Library Help Desk
T: (0117) 928 8000 (internal 88000)

The University of Bristol Information Services Department pays a subscription to thousands of
online journals making them free to students with a valid University of Bristol username and
password. Many of the articles on class reading lists (especially recent articles) are available to
download from this system. The eJournals catalogue can be found on the following link:


Computing Facilities
The University has extensive computing facilities managed by Information Services. The main
Computer Centre is located on Tyndall Avenue. The Computer Centre computer room can be
accessed 24 hours a day and is located on the first floor of the Computer Centre.

Students can use the computer rooms within the Social Sciences Complex when they are not
being used for teaching.

For help and information about central IT services please see:



A – Z Glossary for students

Academic Quality and Partnerships
Office                               quality/facultyadvice/policy/

Accommodation Office       

Big White Wall (student support)


Careers Service            

Disability Services        

Examinations Office        

Examination Regulations

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

International Office       

IT Services                

Library Service            

Maps and travel information


Rules & Regulations for Students

School of Economics, Finance and
Security Services
                                     24 hour EMERGENCY ONLY - 0117 33 11 22 33
                                     (internal 112233)

Sport, Exercise and Health 

Student Counselling Service      

Student Funding Office           

Students’ Health Service         

Student Services                 


Students’ Union                  

Study Spaces                     

                     A University of Bristol Precinct map is available at:



   The University reserves the right to make changes from time to time both in relation
       to individual programmes of study and the facilities and services available.

Please note: This information guide should be read in conjunction with the current EFM Undergraduate
Handbook which can be downloaded from the EFM web site in PDF format:


The EFM Undergraduate Handbook holds detailed information relating to:

      Illness and Absence;
      Plagiarism and Cheating;
      Giving a Tutorial Class Presentation;
      Writing Assessments and
      A wealth of other information also of relevance to students studying with us from overseas.

The University of Bristol
              School of Economics, Finance and Management
                           Priory Road Complex
                                Priory Road
                                  BS8 1TU


                              T: 0117 331 0501
                              F: 0117 928 8577

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