How do stock markets work? What is the link between exchange rates and interest rates? How do betting markets operate?
Our BSc in Economics and Finance provides you with the analytical skills and intellectual toolbox to help answer these pressing questions and many more. You will learn how to interpret data, understand (and quantify) the decisions made by individuals, organisations, and governments and evaluate economic policies.
BSc Economics and Finance combines the broad sweep and critical thinking of Economics with a focus on the markets and investing of Finance. The programme is flexible after the first year of your studies, allowing you to choose modules based on your strengths and interests as they evolve. You’ll benefit from our specialist careers coaching throughout your degree which is designed to prepare you for the career you want.
You will learn from leading academic researchers and expert practitioners in Economics and Finance, and you will begin by learning the foundations of Finance theory and methodology, and the fundamentals of Economics.
Your first year includes the modules Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Methods for Economics, and Principles of Economics A. These will introduce you to the key principle of both fields and are designed to give you strong foundations for the remainder of your degree.
In your second year, you will learn about Asset Pricing, Financial Accounting and Econometrics, amongst other topics.
In your final year, you choose all your modules. This might lead you to choose modules in
- Game Theory
- Portfolio Management
- Financial Markets
- Monetary Macroeconomics
Amongst many other specialisations.
Alongside all of these academic modules and throughout all three years of your study, you will have modules on careers and employability led by our Careers Coaches. These are designed to prepare you for interviews and internships and to show you what careers will be available to you.
Throughout your studies, you will be led by academics at the frontier of financial research. Our researchers work on major European projects, including investigating how to apply artificial intelligence to banking, and on the art, precision and effectiveness of factor investing and hedge fund strategies. We have developed strong links with the Bank of England, top asset management companies, financial regulators and economists across the world. Our connections with Invesco allow us to deliver joint conferences and seminars, providing you with insights from both top academics and industry professionals.
You do not need an A level in Economics to enrol in any of our degrees although the BSc Economics does require A level Maths.
Throughout your degree, we’ll supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews. We are proud of our aspiring economists and aim to nurture the potential in every one of them.
BSc Economics and Finance is also available as a four-year programme with a year in industry.
Our Economics and Finance degrees are highly valued by employers. Graduates from this programme work as economists in the public sector and in academia, but also in banking, professional services, international business and international organisations.