What Will You Study
Taught in the world-class Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), our three-year joint honours Finance and Economics degree provides an excellent academic foundation for anyone interested in a career in management and finance.
Your Finance studies cover capital markets, investment decision-making and option pricing. Your degree will also require you to study financial statement analysis. In Economics, you will study micro-economics at an individual and market level and focus on national economies at the macro-economic level. You will also take a rigorous look at wider contemporary economic issues, such as the crisis in banking, failures in corporate governance, fairness in organisations, CEO salaries and incentives in organisations.
You’ll begin your degree with courses including an Introduction to Accounting and Finance and Principles of Economics. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Advanced Principles of Finance; Micro and Macro Economics, and Financial Statement of Analysis. You’ll complete your degree with modules including Corporate Finance; International Financial Management, and Investments.
- Accounting and Economics : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Management Studies (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Auditing and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Computer Science : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Computer Science (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Business Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Economics : BSc Hons
- Economics : MEcon Hons
- Economics (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Economics and Geography : BA Hons
- Economics and International Relations : BA Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Economics and Politics : BA Hons
- Finance : BSc Hons
- Finance (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Finance and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Finance and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Finance and Management Studies (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Financial Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Career and Employability I
- Introduction to Accounting and Finance
- Principles of Economics A
- Quantitative Methods for Economics
- Advanced Principles of Finance
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Intermediate Macroeconomics I
- Intermediate Microeconomics I
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Mathematics for Economics
- Career Skills in Accounting and Finance
- Career Skills in Accounting and Finance - Year 3
- Bond Markets
- Corporate Finance
- International Business
- International Economics
- International Financial and Risk Management
- Monetary Macroeconomics
- Quantitative Finance
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Preference: Three A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
GCSE: Maths and English Language, min grade B in both
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
BTEC: DDD grades overall
Mature students: Applications welcome; interview if favourably considered. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
The skills gained from the two areas of your degree are highly desirable to employers, both within the finance industry and elsewhere.
Lancaster’s Finance and Economics graduates are able to capitalise on the analytical skills developed during their degree and many find themselves in a good position to win training contracts with major professional accounting firms; find employment within financial institutions and banks, or take up a variety of other posts within various industries.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students may incur travel costs dependant on their placement location.
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.