Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme offers a well'integrated interdisciplinary core, allowing you to obtain a broad and balanced perspective, while the unique 2'pathway structure allows you to tailor your studies and focus on either the technical or the applied aspects of financial economics. Birkbeck's unique evening teaching gives people who care about their future something special: the opportunity to study at one of the world's top research'intensive universities and to move forward with their life goals at the same time. Many of our students work while they study, so you'll find you are studying with people who are motivated and clear about what they want to achieve. We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England. You will be taught by academics who are professional practitioners in the world of economics and international finance, and who provide specialist advice and in'house training for government departments and City firms and banks. The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department, which creates significant inter'disciplinary synergies. The research of our academics, many of whom are recognised as world'class experts in their fields, feeds directly into our teaching programmes. As a student you can be certain that your tutors are actively working to extend the boundaries of knowledge. Central London location. You can go on to study one of our internationally regarded postgraduate programmes in economics, mathematics, management or finance. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers.

Course Modules

All years: modules include: introduction to economics; UK financial institutions and markets; quantitative techniques for financial economics 1; intermediate microeconomics; principles of finance; quantitative techniques for financial economics 2; corporate finance; quantitative techniques for financial economics 3; 1 option from: applied statistics and econometrics; introduction to accounting; intermediate macroeconomics; portfolio management; individual project; 2 options from: financial econometrics; financial institutions and regulation; international finance.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £13,000 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
4 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £9,750 ???abroad???
4 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons) £6,750 ???home???

Qualifications required:

  • Mature entry
  • GCE A-level
  • APEL / APL
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Admissions Test
  • Tariff 120
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific

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15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 77%

Total Coursework: 23%