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.

The Guardian has ranked London Met's economics courses second in London in its university league tables 2020.

**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

Example Year 1 modules include:


Contextualising Theory

Economics for Finance and Business

Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions

Quantitative Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics

Example Year 2 modules include:

Corporate Finance and Investment

Econometrics and Financial Modelling


Creating a Winning Business 1

Learning through Work

Bank Lending and the Legal Environment

Corporate Financial Services Strategy

Economics and Ethics

Information Technology for Professional Practice

International Business and World Markets


Money and Banking

Statistical Methods and Modelling Markets

Example Year 3 modules include:

Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics

Fin Instruments and Financial Engineering

Creating a Winning Business 2

Learning through Work 2

Professional Experience Year Placement

Development Economics and Emerging Markets

Economics of Human Resources

Economics of Multinational Business

International Corporate Social Responsibility

International Trade and Finance

Personal Finance

Start Date:


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