Financial Economics BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

L111

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

L111

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU033

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years full-time (study abroad or work placement)
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

The UK is one of the world’s prominent financial centres. Government figures show the financial services sector contributed £132 billion to the UK economy in 2018, a figure which accounts for 6.9% of the UK’s total economic output. This prominence can mean there is a demand for graduates with a thorough knowledge of the sector – knowledge you could gain by studying financial economics.

Our Financial Economics course provides a specialist focus on financial systems, such as the role of banks and the operation of stock markets, both here in the UK and within an international context. Sharing a common first year with our other economics courses, you will have the opportunity to gain a strong grounding in economics concepts and principles, before specialising in the area of financial economics.

Through a focus on contemporary economic debates and the applications of economics, our course seeks to cultivate logical thinking, quantitative skills and real-world expertise to support your potential future employability upon successful graduation. Former graduates of the course have gone on to find successful careers in areas such as financial services, accountancy, consultancy and the civil service.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which has a membership of over 120 business schools and higher education providers, and supports its members in maintaining world-class standards of teaching and research.


European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development, a global membership organisation dedicated to management development, covering over 900 members across 91 countries.

Coventry Business School is recognised by the above memberships for the 2021/22 intake. There is currently no intention for either of these memberships to lapse however if either of these memberships were not to be renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the 2021/22 intake. CII recognition allows you to gain certain exemptions from some professional examinations, upon successful completion of this course (subject to application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply). If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the CII, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

This course is recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to secure particular exemptions from certain ICAEW papers, depending on your selection of modules, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Please note this is subject to availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs. If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the ICAEW, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

Trading Floor

Trading Floor

Students have opportunities to practice simulated trading and other finance-related activities using the various types of demo software available in the Trading Floor.

Business Simulation Suite

Business Simulation Suite

Coventry Business School's Business Simulation Suite utilises the latest business simulation software to give students the opportunity to improve their business skills.

DigiComm Lab

DigiComm Lab

Designed to build creative minds, the DigiComm Lab is equipped with the latest industry-standard marketing and advertising software and devices to support your creative development.

What our students say

I enjoy the real-life application that my course involves, and the fact lectures can be applied to personal scenarios and my own development, which gives me a lot of satisfaction. I am genuinely interested to go to my lectures and learn more about my course, as opposed to being told a lump sum of theory with no context.

Hasan Shah, BA (Hons) Financial Economics, current student

Course information

This Financial Economics course is one of three pathways we offer in the field of economics; the others being Economics and Business Economics.

For greater flexibility, all of our Economics degrees have a common first year. This gives you the chance to experience and achieve a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles, along with relevant quantitative techniques and skills, before you make your decision about which area you’d like to specialise in, depending on your interests or potential future career aspirations.

If you successfully complete and choose to continue your study of financial economics beyond your first year, the practical focus of this course aims to enable you to develop key quantitative skills and analytical abilities required of economists, such as the usage of analytical programmes, alongside knowledge of how to put these skills into practice within the financial sector.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

In your first year, you will have the opportunity to gain a firm foundation in the core subjects of your course as well as the chance to broaden your field of study, through mandatory modules that have a balance between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Quantitative focused modules are also deeply embedded in the course which aim to help you develop relevant skills required for further study and ‘The Economists Toolkit’ modules help you engage with enhancing their employability.

Modules

  • Principles of Economics 1

  • Applied Economic Principles

  • The Economist's Toolkit - Analytical and Professional Skills

  • Mathematics for Economists

  • Statistics for Economists

  • Add+vantage Module

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Your second year will give you the opportunity to further develop knowledge gained the previous year. Modules include a number of mandatory modules, together with one optional module, which can be selected from a range of choices focused on the field of financial economics, and which can be used either to develop a specialisation, with an eye on a certain potential future career option, or to broaden your approach into various applied topics.

Modules

  • Intermediate Microeconomics

  • Introduction to Econometrics

  • The Economist's Toolkit - Employability Skills

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

  • Economics of Financial Markets

  • Add+vantage Module

  • Optional modules

    Choose one from the following three modules:

    • Mathematical Finance
    • Behaviourial Finance
    • Economics of Corporate Finance

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

You will have the opportunity to undertake an optional placement/study abroad year*, which could see you working with a host company in the UK or overseas, or studying at a partner University overseas between the second and third years of your course with the aim of enhancing your potential future employability prospects and potential future career development.

The placement year* could be in any business context or organisation but the role should preferably be in an economics-related position in a private, public or charitable organisation. In the past, our previous students have gone to work for NBC Universal, Ford Motors and the Government Economic Service (GES). Through the study abroad year, others have opted to study economics at California State University San Marcos, Charles III University of Madrid, and Universities in China.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year*, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements.

Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module* will be registered on a non-credit bearing module and therefore no additional tuition fees apply. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of a marked assessment reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of this assessment, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits in total, assuming successful completion of their final year.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any internships, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Modules

Overview

In your final year, your studies should reflect an increased specialisation in your chosen field of financial economics. The course now offers two optional modules for you to select, alongside four mandatory modules which are designed to give you the opportunity to become a well-rounded graduate, and include conducting a project in the field of financial economics.

Modules

  • Monetary Economics

  • Economics of Financial Intermediation

  • The Economist's Toolkit - Research Methods

  • Project

  • Add+vantage Module

  • Optional modules

    Choose two from the following six modules:

    • International Economics
    • Development Economics
    • Public Sector Economics
    • Health Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Further Econometrics

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Current experienced staff who have worked as economic advisors, e.g. for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands (please note staff are subject to change).
  • Opportunity to gain hands-on experience using a range of economics and business software packages, such as Bloomberg.
  • Faculty research expertise in areas such as exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics.
  • Opportunity to gain exemptions from professional examinations with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), which could help you to progress your potential future career. Please see the Exemptions section of the Overview tab for more details.
  • Expert contributions by professionals from industry (subject to availability) which in the past have included, Coventry University’s alumni, HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission.
  • Student-led Economics Society organised social events, visiting speakers (subject to availability) and field trips which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange (please note field trips are subject to availability, competitive application, meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply).
  • Facilities available include our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.
  • Opportunity to get support on maths and stats through the university’s sigma centre, which runs drop-in sessions with experienced academics.
  • Opportunity to learn the skills required of economists, through our Economist’s Toolkit modules, while also exploring how those skills can be applied to the financial sector.

Our main study themes are:

  • Economic Theory: Aims to provide an overview of the main concepts, principles and analytical methods used in macroeconomics and microeconomics. This will include the study of scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost; analysis of how consumers and firms make optimal decisions given limited resources; the effects of government intervention on markets; economic growth, business cycles, and stabilization policies.
  • Quantitative Methods: Aims to provide an understanding of the statistical techniques and analysis used by the professional economist, which should enable you to read and understand published empirical work, as well as formulating your own research hypotheses.
  • The Economist’s Toolkit:  Designed to equip you with the full range of skills required for successful academic study and potential future careers, including presentation preparation and report writing skills.
  • Real World Application: Modules aim to engage students with current and complex global economic issues using economic analysis and data abstraction, designed to help you develop an appreciation of the economic dimensions of wider global, social, political, and environmental issues and an awareness of the ethical and sustainability implications of economic policy choices.

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year sandwich basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of optional supervised work experience or a 12-month period studying abroad*. The course can also be studied part time over six years. Find out more information on part-time study, including how to contact us directly to discuss how this course will be structured if you choose to take it on a part-time basis.

The Faculty’s employability team, the Talent Team, will assist you in applying for a suitable placement, preferably in a business- or finance-related position in a private, public or charitable organisation.

Your course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, self-directed study, computer-based workshops, and the use of statistical/econometric software (such as SPSS and Oxmetrics). Our team of Progress Coaches will be available for advice throughout your time on the course, for both academic and personal matters

 

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include formal examinations, coursework, essays, group work and presentations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate modern economic theory and the empirical methods used by economists.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the workings of economic systems, both within the UK and the wider global economy, including the ability to interpret relevant data and evaluate government policies.
  • Apply economic theories and empirical methods to real-world situations, by making appropriate use of data, abstraction, and logical reasoning in order to analyse economic events and issues.
  • Communicate technical concepts related to economic analysis and policy debates to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Examine issues of sustainability and ethics from an economic perspective, and critically appraise the ethical and sustainability implications of economic policy.
  • Integrate issues of national economic policy and analysis into a global context, and hence appreciate the value of international cooperation.
  • Use a range of transferable skills, such as: writing clear and concise reports based on evidence and logic; making effective use of information technology; confidently delivering presentations; creative problem solving, and self-motivation.

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different years of study and may vary due to module selection. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, including sessions with the Faculty’s Progress Coaches, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

Within your first and second years, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

  • Medium group teaching: practical classes, seminars or workshops each week
  • Large group teaching: lectures each week.


In your final year, if you are undertaking a project/dissertation, there is a greater emphasis placed on independent study and therefore total contact hours may be reduced.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of self-directed studying and revising in your own time each week, which may include, for example, guided study using hand-outs, online activities.

A variety of international Field Trips* are offered each year, both tied to the course, as part of the Business School, or as University wide Field Trips. Our international experiences* will give you the opportunity to apply the practical skills learnt through activities in a new international setting, as well as giving you the chance to meet international employers and gain an understanding of the varying economic climates that exist around the world.

If you opt to undertake the optional Placement Year* in your third year, it is possible to spend a year studying or working abroad as part of your studies. We currently have links with institutions across Europe, Asia and America. Past students have studied applied economics at Zhejiang Gongshang University, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics and California State University Long Beach.

We also support you in finding an internship* (working with a host company) to undertake during university holidays, both here in the UK or abroad. Past students have gone to work in countries as far afield as China to teach English as a foreign language and Belgium to work for Toyota.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any internships, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we provided a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni in 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say

I enjoy the real-life application that my course involves, and the fact lectures can be applied to personal scenarios and my own development, which gives me a lot of satisfaction. I am genuinely interested to go to my lectures and learn more about my course, as opposed to being told a lump sum of theory with no context.

Hasan Shah, BA (Hons) Financial Economics, current student

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: FBLU033
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB DDM 30 points Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Portfolio

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires an IELTS of 6.0 overall. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our students say

I enjoy the real-life application that my course involves, and the fact lectures can be applied to personal scenarios and my own development, which gives me a lot of satisfaction. I am genuinely interested to go to my lectures and learn more about my course, as opposed to being told a lump sum of theory with no context.

Hasan Shah, BA (Hons) Financial Economics, current student

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say

I enjoy the real-life application that my course involves, and the fact lectures can be applied to personal scenarios and my own development, which gives me a lot of satisfaction. I am genuinely interested to go to my lectures and learn more about my course, as opposed to being told a lump sum of theory with no context.

Hasan Shah, BA (Hons) Financial Economics, current student

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

In addition to the financial sector, economics graduates are employed in a range of sectors and roles. They work in manufacturing, transport, communications, consulting, charitable organisations and public services such as the National Health Service (NHS).

In addition to the financial sector, economics graduates are employed in a range of sectors and roles. They work in manufacturing, transport, communications, consulting, charitable organisations and public services such as the National Health Service (NHS).

Students at Coventry can benefit from our long-established links with HM Treasury and other government departments, which currently offer internships*, that can be undertaken during your optional Placement Year* or outside of term time, as well as a unique mentoring programme for our students. Each academic year selected second year students have the opportunity to be paired with employees of different departments and can explore a variety of tasks and potential future career opportunities, receiving assistance in the design of their curriculum vitae with a view to potential future employment. Please note, the unique mentoring programme is subject to a competitive application process and availability.

Upon successful graduation, you will possess an in-depth knowledge of economics theories and models, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and mathematical ability. You should also demonstrate a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.

On successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of potential careers options in investment banking, accountancy, tax consultancy, government economists, auditing, derivatives trading, management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and many more.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your potential future career.

Where our graduates work

Recent graduates from our economics courses have found employment in a wide variety of careers in the public and private sector, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Bank of England, Government Economic Service (GES), Vodafone and HSBC. A number of our previous graduates have also gone on to postgraduate study and professional training, such as teaching. Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

£22K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £22,000 six months after the course (DLHE 2016/17)

What our students say

I love the fact that my lecturers have real experience in the industry that I would like to work in future. Hence, I get real opinions and lessons from them which then I can take on-board when doing my applications for internships and graduates roles.

Arsh Shaikh, BA (Hons) Financial Economics
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.