London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Discover the precise economic methods, quantitative techniques and up'to'date analytical tools you need for a financially'focused career in economics. You'll explore current debates about the relationship between economics, finance and society while our Financial Research and Trading Room will give you direct access to Bloomberg, the leading financial services provider of market data. The teaching staff include expert advisors to the European Commission, the UK Treasury and other prestigious institutions.

**More about this course**

This Economics and Finance degree course explores current debates in the field, including world growth patterns, trade flows, financial crises, business lending and volatility in asset prices. By also studying everyday matters such as profit determination and investment analysis, you'll develop the knowledge needed to effectively navigate the financial world.

This undergraduate degree will help you to develop key transferable skills valued by employers. These vital skills include team'work, solving business problems, IT analysis, work presentations and managing your own performance.

At London Met, you’ll learn from economists who are internationally recognised for their research and use the latest insights to contribute to your education. Many of our staff have worked as expert advisers to organisations such as the European Commission, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK Treasury and other departments within the UK and Italian governments.

Our Financial Research and Trading Room gives you direct access to Bloomberg data, market information and analytics. Bloomberg is the leading financial services provider of market data, news and analytical functions and is used globally in investment banks and other financial institutions.

Work placements are available to you on this undergraduate degree. Our work placement unit will give you all the help you need to find economic and finance related roles. You can also choose international study options in leading French, Swedish and Dutch universities to broaden your career horizons. All the teaching is in English so you can seamlessly integrate into the new environment.

Looking forward to your life after graduation, we provide advice and guidance in the development of your career. Training in job searching, completing applications and interview techniques are available to help you secure the role you want.

**What our students say**

“Access to Bloomberg is amazing, and is especially useful to those taking the course related to finance. They also provide a huge range of books for us use. Teachers welcome communication from their students and respond to emails fast, helping to resolve issues promptly. They are also very helpful in providing guidance outside of the lectures if you have not understood the topic, and will attempt to allocate a meeting to help you overcome this and any other challenges."

National Student Survey

“Everything I've learned so far is very interesting. I've come to understand the world much better, mainly because I understand how the world economy works. The lectures and seminars are well prepared and assist in my learning. Whenever I’ve had any problems with the subject or something I couldn't understand, the staff have helped me.”

National Student Survey

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:

Corporate Finance and Investment (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Econometrics (core, 30 credits)

Macroeconomics (core, 30 credits)

Microeconomics (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Financial Instruments and Financial Engineering (core, 30 credits)

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)

Public Economics (option, 30 credits)

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

Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)

Start Date:


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