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  • Points: 30
  • Code: DB125
  • Level: 1
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An interesting and enjoyable module. Learning based on a week of reading the (excellent) text book followed by a week of online activities. Tutor-marked assignments were in three parts: short answer questions, essay and short reflection. Essay questions were grounded in the real world and based on current events. A highlight of the module for me was the interviews with the families from around the world discussing their financial situations. The workload was manageable and the content was most informative.

Course starting: January 2021

Review posted: March 2022

I really enjoyed the module. It basically is all about personal finance. The subject matter wasn't difficult but it did make me think about certain financial products and life's journey, differently. Tutor was good and very receptive/easy to contact. In summary, this is quite a basic module but an easy and gentle introduction to more learning later on.

Course starting: October 2020

Review posted: February 2022

Very enjoyable module to complete. I felt that the workload was relatively small compared to other modules and if you are quite knowledgable on household finances then most of the work is common sense.

You are supplied with the calculators to workout the answers to a lot of the questions on the tutor-marked assignments, this allowed for some easy marks.

Overall I enjoyed completing this module and I now have a greater understanding of personal finances and have used these skills to make some money savings changes to my own household.

Course starting: February 2019

Review posted: August 2020

I found this module to be a good starting module for anyone who wants to get into economics or finance. It gives you a taster in to a great deal of different economic and financial matters.

The tutor-marked assignments were pretty straight forward, the work load was relatively easy and my tutor was very helpful in answering any questions that I was unsure of.

Danii Elizabeth Barbara McKellar

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: June 2020

The module is a good overview of Personal Finance, and introduces economic concepts. Contemporary issues in finance, such as the financial crash and FinTech, are discussed. Case studies are used to explore how financial decisions affect people in different countries and from differing socio-economic backgrounds. Financial calculators and calculations are used throughout assessments, which offer an introduction to analysing data. Academic writing was developed and feedback was always constructive.

I particularly enjoyed how the topics were interconnected and presented in the context of the lifecourse. The module shows how financial decisions now can have major implications 'tomorrow'.

Justin Grant

Course starting: February 2019

Review posted: November 2019

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