Economics and Finance 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

Economics and Finance students graduate with both subject specific technical skills as well as numerical, analytical and problem solving transferable skills, making them highly attractive to employers.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
Placement year
3 years/ 4 years with international or placement year

UCAS code: LN13

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Course Overview

According to High Fliers research, graduates enter a buoyant jobs market with industries and businesses such as investment banking, banking and finance reporting the largest number of graduate vacancies.

You will study techniques used to address real world problems, learn about investor decision making, the roles of the markets and explore concepts such as moral hazard, adverse selection, information asymmetry, arbitrage, optimal risk sharing and informational efficiency. The programme studies the behaviour and performance of households, businesses and governments, analyses markets and consumers' behaviour and evaluates fiscal and monetary policies from both a micro and macro-economic perspective. You will also consider wider contemporary issues such as the problems currently faced in banking and lending markets as well as the ethics of business and corporate citizenship.

With access to professional software tools such as Bloomberg and Stata, you will gain confidence in analysing and interpreting real economic data and using this data to understand, interpret and manage financial situations in a range of private and public sector contexts.

What will this mean for my future?

You will have a foundation for many careers in business and government. You might work as an economist in the City or with the prestigious Government Economic Service. You could go into banking, accounting or work as a tax advisor, or work as an investment banker, in the civil service or within the NHS for example. You could go on to study at postgraduate level within these fields.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Accounting Principles
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics of Financial Markets

Second year

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Asset Pricing
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Portfolio Choice

Third year 

  • Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Dynamic Macroeconomics
  • Risk Management Derivatives
  • International Finance
  • Applied Financial Analysis
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Labour Economics

Rahul Dawda

Rahul Dawda

"Having the opportunity to take the Bloomberg Marketing Concepts in my second year is something that I have relished. "

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