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BSc Economics and Finance

About the course

This degree is for you if you wish to develop analytical tools from the fields of mathematics, statistics, economics and econometrics, together with institutional knowledge required to work as a financial economist.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

To provide the economic reasoning, quantitative skills, and institutional knowledge required by financial economists to solve practical problems arising in finance.

Structure and Syllabus

Please note: the following unit information sheets are in pdf format.

Standard Route Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 100 courses
100 courses 100 courses
1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
ST104B Statistics 2 (half course)
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
ST104B Statistics 2 (half course)
3 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and
MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course)
3 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and
MT105B Mathematics 2 (half course)
4 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance 4 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance
200 and 300 courses 200 and 300 courses
5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
6 EC2066 Microeconomics(EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics(EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
7 EC2020 Elements of econometrics
(EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
7 EC2020 Elements of econometrics
(EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
8 FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 8 FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
9 EC3115 Monetary economics (EC2065) or
EC3099 Industrial economics (EC2066)
9 FN3142 Quantitative finance* (EC2020 + EC2066)
10 FN3142 Quantitative finance* (EC2020 + EC2066) Please note that through this Graduate Entry Route the degree takes a minimum of three years to complete.
11 One 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
*FN3142 Quantitative finance must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance

Notes:

  • The structure shown above is subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course. Students already registered on the programme should consult the current Regulations section of our website.
  • To be eligible for the award of a degree, you must attempt all 12 courses and pass a minimum of 10 (although this would result in a drop in the class band of the degree award). On the Graduate Entry Route, you must successfully pass all 9 courses to be eligible for the award of degree.
  • In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses, unless you have received accreditation of prior learning.
  • Prerequisites - courses which you must have already passed - are shown in brackets.
  • Course codes are new from the 2011–2012 academic year and replace any previous year’s examination numbers. This change does not affect the syllabus or course content. Please note that the course information sheet displays the old code – this will be updated in due course.

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