City University London

Course Introduction

The course aims to develop students' analytical abilities in economics, with particular reference to finance. Successful completion is a signal to prospective employers of graduates' sound knowledge and understanding of the microeconomic and macroeconomic principles underlying various types of financial markets and instruments. Students can broaden their horizons through placement year schemes and participating in the activities of the student'led Economics Society. The Department of Economics at City University London can offer an international experience with both staff and students from a very large range of countries. Most staff are research'active, creators as well as consumers and transmitters of the course content. Economics and Financial Economics students have the opportunity to complete a smallscale research project in their final year. Undergraduate students can spend four years completing their degree by undertaking a work placement between years two and three. The degree then awarded is the BSc (Hons) Financial Economics, Economics, or Economics and Accountancy, 'with Integrated Professional Training'. Recent placements have been with HM Treasury, RBS, GlaxoSmithKline, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence, Goldman Sachs and the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Course Modules

Year 1: Core modules: introduction to microeconomics; introduction to macroeconomics; topics in applied microeconomics; topics in applied macroeconomics; data analysis 1 and 2; post a'level mathematics. Year 2: Core modules: intermediate microeconomics 1 and 2; intermediate macroeconomics 1 and 2; introductory econometrics; intermediate mathematical methods; global financial markets; money and banking. Year 3: Core modules: applied econometrics; financial economics; corporate finance; introduction to financial derivatives; (plus the following optional modules); monetary economics; industrial economics; regulation and competition; labour economics; the economics of addiction; development economics; history of economic thought; research project (counts as 2 modules); economics of European integration; international finance.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher BBBBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAABB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • BTEC National Award
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 82%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 100%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 100%

£27,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

76% Go on to work and/or study

In work 49
Studying 17
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 19
Unknown 5

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 74%

Total Coursework: 26%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation