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.

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

In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 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

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:

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

Example Year 3 modules include:

Development Economics and Emerging Markets

Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics

Professional Experience Year Placement

Creating a Winning Business 2

Learning through Work 2

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