- 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 degree gives you the analytical skills and intellectual toolbox to help answer these pressing questions and many more. In economics, you will learn how to interpret data, understand (and quantify) the decisions made by individuals, organisations, and governments and evaluate economic policies. Your financial studies will cover areas such as capital markets, investment decision-making and financial statement analysis. You will also gain valuable experience of economics and finance in action during your paid placement year in industry. Our economics degrees are highly valued by employers. Our graduates work as economists in the private sector, public sector and in academia, but also in banking, professional services, international business and international organisations.
You do not need an A level in Economics to enrol in this course.
The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.
If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.