Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

The quality of teaching and research within the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary has been widely acknowledged. The 2013 Guardian University Guide and The Times Good University Guide rank the School among the top 15 economics schools in the country. The 2013 National Student Survey ranks the School as 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction in Finance at 98% and 1st in London and the Russell Group universities for Economics with 97%. In terms of research, economics at Queen Mary has been ranked sixth equal in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), with more than 85 per cent of our academics working at a world'leading or internationally excellent level. We are a young and international school, with staff from all over Europe and beyond, with links to important institutions in the City and further afield. You'll be able to choose from a wide range of study options, a varied programme of visiting speakers and guest lectures, and an established exchange programme allowing you to spend either a year in the USA, Australia or Singapore or a semester through the Erasmus scheme in Italy or Spain. The School offers excellent resources to its undergraduate students. We have two computer labs for the exclusive use of economics students. Ten Bloomberg terminals provide access to the latest financial software used in the banking and finance industry and we also subscribe to the major statistical databases and software packages such as those used by economists in finance or in government for data analysis and simulation. The School strongly believes that education, personal and professional development also takes place outside the classroom through structured extra'curricular activities. These include the research assistant scheme, the maths and book clubs, economics debates, imagery and essay competitions, football and tennis tournaments. The School also actively supports the Economics Society and the Trading and Investment Society.

Course Modules

Year 1: Economic principles; microeconomics 1; macroeconomics 1; calculus 1; probability 1; matrices and geometry; statistics 1; calculus 2. Years 2 and 3: Games and strategies; macroeconomics 2; introductory econometrics; microeconomics 2; linear algebra 1; statistical inference; linear models; plus 2 further course units from the economics programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA-A*AA
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade