London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Explore debates on economic growth, sustainability, banking and financial crises, and prepare for your career with a work placement. You'll learn from international economists, recognised for their research, and staff who are expert advisers to major financial institutions.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

Exploring current thinking on world economic growth, the course examines the development and sustainability of the international economy. This includes the world of finance, as well as patterns of international trade and global inequality. The course also covers everyday economics issues such as work and profit, income and saving, congestion, unemployment, inflation and exchange rates.

You'll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement as a credited part of your course and to study in other European countries or the US.

Many of our staff have worked as advisers to organisations such as the European Commission, the UK Treasury, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the UK and Italian governments.

We will encourage you to research, reason, question, debate and reach your own conclusions. With your strong training, combined with opportunities to specialise in areas such as finance or international business, you'll become proficient in your field, and gain skills required by employers such as networking, presenting, team working and time management.

Students come from all parts of the UK and from over 70 countries. As such, you will have opportunities to exchange ideas, build lasting friendships and develop global networks.

The course helps you to develop your talent, prepare for high'level employment and build a successful career at the very top of your field. We can help you search and apply for short and long accredited work placements and posts in a variety of organisations.

Our teaching is student'centred and is highly rated for overall student satisfaction, as voted for in the National Student Survey of 2015. Previous students have gone on to work in banking and finance, international corporations, management, government and consultancy and research.

**What our students say**

"The lecturers are really helpful. They are always available when you need them, even outside office hours. One of the best things London Met offers is its employability scheme. This provides well'paid, part'time jobs, placements and intern jobs for students."

"Access to the Bloomberg facility of market data, news and analysis, is amazing. The course also provides a huge range of books. For the most part, teachers welcome communication from students and respond to emails relatively fast. They help resolve issues promptly. The teachers are friendly and easy to approach about any issues or queries."

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Accounting, Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 30 credits)

Economics and Society (core, 30 credits)

Principles of Economics (core, 30 credits)

Quantitative Methods in Economics (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Macroeconomics (core, 30 credits)

Microeconomics (core, 30 credits)

Empirical Methods in Economics and Finance (alternative core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Econometrics (alternative core, 30 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 1 (option, 15 credits)

Economics and Ethics (option, 15 credits)

Economics of Digital Media (option, 15 credits)

Environmental Economics (option, 15 credits)

Learning through Work (option, 15 credits)

The European Economy (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Global Economic Issues and Research Methods (core, 30 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)

Development Economics and Emerging Markets (option, 30 credits)

Economics of Human Resources (option, 30 credits)

Economics of Multinational Business (option, 15 credits)

Industrial Economics and Regulation (option, 30 credits)

International Finance and Trade (option, 15 credits)

Learning through Work 2 (option, 15 credits)

Mathematical Economics and Econometrics (option, 30 credits)

Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)

Public Economics (option, 30 credits)

The World Economy: growth and crises since 1870 (option, 15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees