University of East London

Course Introduction

Our BSc Economics equips you with the right skills to tackle the different challenges you’ll face in the ever-changing business world.

This professionally recognised course (CISI, CBI, CIMA, CFA and STA) ensures that you graduate with the skills that employers need, delivered by leading experts in the field that care passionately about their subject.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the methods, theory and applications of economic science and finance, as well their functions in the contemporary business world.

Alongside essential academic theory, this course will develop your problem-solving, technical and analytical skills as you apply economic analysis to real-life issues, based on case studies from our major business links.

The course has a strong emphasis on the world of work, so you’ll benefit from skills and enterprise workshops, and we’ll help you to find work experience through our network of connections in busy Stratford, iconic Canary Wharf and beyond. Through your understanding of key developments in the global business environment, you will be prepared for a career as an economist as well as a skilled manager, researcher, analyst or strategist working in finance, banking, business management, consulting, commerce, the public sector and voluntary organisations.

Course Modules

Whether or not you’ve studied the subject before, we’ll give you a thorough introduction to the science of economics, and the business environment in which economies and economic decisions operate.

The course will help you to understand business behaviour in the context of financial institutions and markets, underpinned by a good knowledge of economic theory and policies.

You’ll take a module in Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance, learn about econometrics, welfare economics, economics of development, international trade, the political economy and how to manage an investment portfolio.

In your second and third years you’ll have a choice of nine optional modules, including Economics of Business Strategy, Behavioural Economics, and Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Modelling and Analysis and Corporate Governance, so you can really customise your learning.

This highly popular course will also help you develop valuable transferrable skills, including problem-solving, technical and analytical skills. You’ll learn how to solve financial problems; use our award-winning Bloomberg terminals to source information and perform portfolio analysis; communicate effectively; manage a project and work as part of a team.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
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) £12,100 Overseas Fees