Financial Economics BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: L111
International Code: FBLU033

Location

Coventry University (Coventry)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time
Sandwich

Duration

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Start date

September 2022


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

Our Financial Economics course provides a specialist focus on financial systems, such as the role of banks and the operation of stock markets, both in the UK and internationally.

This course covers current real-world issues and aims to help you understand how economics impacts the world of finance, businesses, financial organisations, governments and wider society, giving you the opportunity to: 

  • Explore both microeconomics and macroeconomics with extensive exposure to how businesses and financial organisations operate in a global context. 
  • Build in-depth knowledge of economic theories and models and apply them to real-world situations, such as observing the financial crisis and offering suggestions on how economic outcomes might be improved.   
  • Develop highly sought-after skills in economic analysis as well as a wide range of transferable skills relevant for a variety of career paths including those in business, finance, and the public sector.
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Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

The Financial Economics course offers an insight into the world of an Economist. By studying this course you will have the opportunity to:

By studying this course you will have the opportunity to:

  • Tailor your studies
    All of our Economics courses have a common first year. After successfully completing your first year you can change course to either Economics BSc (Hons) or Business Economics BSc (Hons). 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 would like to specialise in, depending on your interests or future career aspirations.
  • Benefit from CII exemptions1
    Gain exemptions from some Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) examinations, upon successful completion of this course. Please refer to the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section of the Overview tab for further information.
  • Build industry insight
    Learn from experienced staff and hear from industry professionals which in the past have included speakers from HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission2.
  • Develop practical skills in our Bloomberg Trading Floor4
    Our Bloomberg Trading Floor features 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using a range of economics and business software packages, and the opportunity to gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, on successful completion of a short course (subject to availability).
  • Access additional maths and stats support
    Our Sigma Centre offers maths and statistics support through drop-in sessions and bookable appointments with experienced tutors

Exemptions

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Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the 2022/23 intake. CII recognition allows students 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).


Memberships

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)

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 90 countries. 

Coventry Business School is recognised by the above memberships for the 2022/23 intake.

I like the fact that we have seminars where we can discuss the topics and hear other students’ ideas. Additionally, I enjoy the fact that we apply economic theory to relevant real-world events that impact our lives. The course, my work experience, my involvement with societies and sports have helped enhance my ability to work in a diverse team, express my ideas and communicate with other people. 

Janete Angelina Pomacal, BA Economics, quoted 2021
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What you'll study

The main study themes covered on this course are:

  • Economic Theory: 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 stabilisation policies.
  • Quantitative Methods: Aims to provide an understanding of the statistical techniques and analysis used by the professional economist, enabling you the opportunity to read and understand published empirical work, as well as the chance to formulate your own research hypotheses.
  • The Economist’s Toolkit: Designed with the aim to equip you with the full range of skills required for successful academic study and potential future career options, including presentation preparation and report writing skills.
  • Real World Application: Modules aim to engage you with current and complex global economic issues. We use economic analysis and data abstraction to provide you with the opportunity to 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.

All of our Economics courses have a common first year, during which you will have the opportunity to gain a firm foundation in the core subjects of your course through mandatory modules that have a balance between microeconomics and macroeconomics.

You will need 120 credits to pass the year.

Modules

  • This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts, principles and analytical methods of both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to enable you to explain economic issues through the application of economic theory. It will integrate economic concepts from the Principles of Economics modules into an applied context. In addition, you will be able to develop your academic skills through the study of the academic content of this module. 

    Compulsory

  • This module is the first stage of a suite of modules which will develop three sets of fundamental skills. These are:

    • Fundamental adaptability skills (i.e. adapting to a new study environment such as how the university works, how to study and placement opportunities) and transferable skills (e.g. communication, digital skills and modern study/work tools) for employability/study.
    • Fundamental academic writing skills (e.g. writing an economics essay, referencing and finding academic resources).
    • Fundamental numeracy skills in maths.

    Compulsory

  • This module advances your understanding of the concepts, principles and analytical methods of both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with mathematical skills and knowledge required for the study of economics and related quantitative methods. The module builds on your pre-existing knowledge of mathematics and then considers and develops an in-depth understanding of the theory and application of calculus, matrix algebra and other techniques widely used in economics, economic analysis and econometrics. 

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the fundamental concepts and methods of classical statistics, as used in economics and other social sciences. This will allow you to carry out basic empirical investigations in applied economics and provides the necessary foundation of knowledge for later modules in econometrics.

    Compulsory

  • The Add+vantage2 module allows you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that may not be directly related to your degree, enabling you to demonstrate to prospective employers that you are a well-rounded graduate with a wider knowledge base than just your degree subject. Add+vantage modules are arranged around themes including Global Perspectives; Professional Development; Creativity and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; Work Experience, Global Experience Field Trips, Projects and Skills; Languages; Professional Accreditation and Research Skills2. These additional skills and experiences give you a wider perspective, develop independence and can set you apart from other graduates. (The Add+vantage module is subject to change and availability)

    Compulsory

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, and can be used either to develop a specialisation with an eye on your potential future career, or to broaden your approach into various applied topics.

You will need 120 credits to pass the year.

Modules

  • The module aims to:

    • Introduce and evaluate intermediate level theoretical foundations of microeconomics and provide examples of their application. 
    • Define and critically apply methods of microeconomics of relevance to complex problem solving in Government, business and individual decision-making. 
    • Explore the relevance and limitations of intermediate microeconomic foundations as applied to other related areas, e.g. labour economics, health economics and international trade.

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to introduce you to the discipline of Econometrics with a particular emphasis on the theory and applications of the Classical Linear Regression Model and the violation of its underlying assumptions. The module builds on the statistical techniques developed in Statistics for Economists and the mathematical tools developed in Mathematics for Economists. It also provides the necessary basis for those students wishing to take Further Econometrics.

    Compulsory

  • This module is the second stage of a suite of modules which equip you with three sets of transferable skills: job application skills, leadership skills and intermediate academic skills. It prepares you to embark on career pathways to best suit your personal aspirations.

    • The development of job application and leadership will encourage you in your own career journey and enable you to generate evidence and build confidence in your employability which can be used when applying for jobs, internships and/or placements as well as other work-related learning opportunities.
    • The further development of academic skills will encourage you to begin considering your research project in the final year and enable you to enhance your research skills for the project or for postgraduate studies. 

    Compulsory

  • This module aims to deepen and widen your understanding by building upon the macroeconomic foundations acquired from the introductory economics modules in your first year. It provides a thorough grounding in intermediate principles of macroeconomics. The module provides you with an appreciation of the potential applications of the analytical techniques, their limitations and critiques. In addition, it introduces you to some of the controversies between alternative theoretical approaches. It provides the underpinning for subsequent study in the degree courses in economics and it is also one of the key elements in the professional training of an economist. 

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to introduce you to the analysis of financial markets from an economic perspective. Having successfully completed the module, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the structure and operation of financial markets in the real world. You should also be equipped with the core economic concepts, principles and theories needed to appreciate and analyse the role and functioning of financial markets as well as reasons for market inefficiencies or failures. In addition, you will have an opportunity to learn how to critically discuss the merits and limitations of financial market regulation and its scope to mitigate or prevent economic and social costs of market failure.

    Compulsory

  • The Add+vantage2 module allows you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that may not be directly related to your degree, enabling you to demonstrate to prospective employers that you are a well-rounded graduate with a wider knowledge base than just your degree subject. Add+vantage modules are arranged around themes including Global Perspectives; Professional Development; Creativity and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; Work Experience, Global Experience Field Trips, Projects and Skills; Languages; Professional Accreditation and Research Skills2. These additional skills and experiences give you a wider perspective, develop independence and can set you apart from other graduates. (The Add+vantage module is subject to change and availability)

    Compulsory

  • Choose one from the following three modules: 

    • Mathematical Finance – 20 credits 
      The module aims to equip you with active knowledge and understanding of some concepts in financial mathematics, including stochastic models for stocks and pricing of contingent claims. It will constitute rigorous training for students who want to train as financial or risk analysts, derivative traders, or those wishing to work in investment banking, more generally. 
    • Behavioural Finance – 20 credits 
      The aim of this module is to introduce you to the analysis of non-rational behaviour of economic agents on financial markets. Having completed the module, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the reasons of why agents may behave in a non-rational way. You will also be equipped with the core economic concepts, principles and theories needed to appreciate and analyse the implications of non-rational behaviour for prices on financial markets. 
    • Economics of Corporate Finance – 20 credits 
      The aim of this module is to introduce you to the analysis of corporate finance from an economic perspective. Having successfully completed the module, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the funding decisions of firms in the real world. You should also be equipped with the core economic concepts, principles and theories needed to appreciate and analyse the role and functioning of financial instruments as well as reasons for inefficiencies caused by them. In addition, you will have an opportunity to learn how to critically discuss the merits and limitations of regulatory interventions and their scope to mitigate or prevent the economic and social costs of financial instruments.

    Optional

In your third year you have the option to apply for a placement, or study abroad year*, which can be spent overseas (studying with one of our participating universities or working) or on a placement in the UK2.

We currently have active relationships with several employers. Coventry Business School’s employability staff in the Talent Team can provide you with a wide range of support services in order to help you apply for a placement opportunity2, including mock interviews and CV writing workshops.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year2, 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 can 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.

In your final year, your studies should reflect an increased specialisation in your chosen field of financial economics. The course 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 business economics.

Modules

  • This module provides an overview of the role of money in the economy, including the nature and functions of money, theories of the supply and demand for money, the effects of money on the wider economy (neutrality vs. non-neutrality) and issues related to monetary policy.

    Compulsory

  • The aim of this module is to introduce you to the analysis of financial intermediation from an economic perspective. Having successfully completed the module, you will have a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the structure and operation of financial intermediaries in the real world. You should also be equipped with the core economic concepts, principles and theories needed to appreciate and analyse the role and functioning of financial intermediaries as well as reasons for inefficiencies or failures. In addition, you will have an opportunity to learn how to critically discuss the merits and limitations of regulatory interventions and their scope to mitigate or prevent economic and social costs related to the failure of financial intermediaries.

    Compulsory

  • This module is the final stage of a suite of modules which equip you with transferrable academic and professional skills, with a particular emphasis on implementations of employability and research skills learned in the previous years. In particular, this module will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of employability skills and how to communicate your skills through a job or postgraduate course application process. This module should also give you the awareness, skills and tools to write a well thought-out and achievable research or project proposal, helping you to lay a solid foundation for your project or dissertation in the final semester of your studies.

    Compulsory

  • This module will provide you with an opportunity to apply and develop your research skills by extending your knowledge, understanding and powers of critical analysis within a specialist domain. You will choose an academic area related to your programme of study and apply independent learning skills to research this area in depth. You will receive academic support through a series of group supervisions and will be allocated a project supervisor. 

    Compulsory

  • The Add+vantage module allows you to develop your CV by taking credits in an area of study that may not be directly related to your degree, enabling you to demonstrate to prospective employers that you are a well-rounded graduate with a wider knowledge base than just your degree subject. Add+vantage modules are arranged around themes including Global Perspectives; Professional Development; Creativity and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; Work Experience, Global Experience Field Trips, Projects and Skills; Languages; Professional Accreditation and Research Skills2. These additional skills and experiences give you a wider perspective, develop independence and can set you apart from other graduates. (The Add+vantage module is subject to change and availability)

    Compulsory

  • Choose two from the following six modules:

    • International Economics - 20 credits
      This module enables you to investigate in-depth the principle concepts and theories of international economics concerning issues arising from economic interactions between sovereign states. 
    • Development Economics - 20 credits
      This module investigates in-depth the main economic concepts and principles used in understanding economic problems and policy issues as countries transition from low income status to middle and high income status. The module also aims to provide you with an understanding and evaluation of the comparative development experience and performance of major regions of the world, particularly less developed and emerging economies. The module also leads you into assessments of the impact of a range of development strategies.
    • Public sector Economics - 20 credits
      This module critically investigates the development of the market-based model of the public sector, using case studies drawn, for instance, from education, healthcare, social services, social housing and defence. The module takes an international perspective, highlighting the experiences of the UK, EU and the US. To achieve its aims, the module introduces, applies and evaluates essential welfare economic concepts and principles. Topics covered include the critical assessment of the optimal scale and scope of the state, the impact of the new public management upon performance assessment in schools, public-private partnerships in funding of major projects, e.g. State hospital building programmes, the crisis in UK Local Government funding and the hypothecation of taxation.
    • Health Economics - 20 credits
      This module provides an introduction to the economics of health and health care drawing upon health markets in the UK, EU, North America as case studies. It will give you a thorough grounding and working knowledge of the full spectrum of economic concepts and models used within the analysis of health and health care markets. Moreover, it includes the analysis of not only those behaviours which are considered good for us, e.g. regular exercise but also considers a range of economic ‘bads’, including smoking and binge drinking. The module demonstrates how health economics and health care influences behaviours, for instance, the way government determines who will live and who will die, e.g. through the allocation of health funding towards some cancer drugs but not others. Moreover, the module will evaluate a range of health management related issues including cost-management, the remuneration and reward of clinical staff and product innovation.
    • Environmental Economics - 20 credits
      This module explores the uses of economic analysis in investigating the causes, consequences and possible solutions to problems of environmental degradation. Some of the major themes in the module include: the determination of the optimum levels of environmental resource usage; the analyses of alternative ways of attaining those targets; and valuation of environmental resources. The crucial notion of 'sustainability' is a key focus as are the proximate and underlying causes of environmental problems.
    • Further Econometrics - 20 credits
      The aim of this module is to strengthen your understanding of econometric models and techniques relevant to empirical analysis and policy evaluation applied to a wide range of macroeconomic and microeconomic problems. The module will look to equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills to design, undertake, and evaluate empirical work within economics, finance and business.

    Optional

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.


How you'll learn

  • Combine theory and practice by gaining hands-on experience using a range of economics and business software packages, such as Bloomberg.
  • Develop skills in facilities which include our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals4.
  • Benefit from faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics.
  • Hear from expert contributions by professionals from industry (subject to availability) which in the past have included our own alumni, HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission.
  • Join a student-led Economics Society who organised social events, visiting speakers and field trips which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange (opportunities are subject to availability, competitive application, meeting applicable visa and additional fees may apply).
  • Benefit from support offered for maths and stats through the university’s Sigma Centre, which offers drop-in sessions led by experienced staff (subject to availability).

This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Request further information about part-time study.


Teaching contact hours

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters and 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 year, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

  • Medium group teaching: seminars or workshops per 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 revision in your own time each week, which may include, for example, guided study using hand-outs or online activities.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Formal examinations
  • Phase tests
  • Essays
  • Group work
  • 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.


International experience opportunities

You will have the opportunity to gain an international experience. Coventry is a multicultural university, so our typically diverse student and staff body helps to facilitate a multicultural learning environment.

Coventry University aims to give you the global opportunities needed to become a truly global graduate, enhancing your employability on a global scale. Choose from language classes, studying or working abroad, international field trips, summer schools, leadership development or work experience2.

In the past, our students have had the opportunity to visit universities in China and Malaysia to study alongside students, see how finance is taught internationally, appreciate the issues in different countries and broaden their perspectives.

Closer to home, you will have the opportunity to participate in European field trips as part of the annual Tax Week initiative or the annual Audit Week, both of which are conducted in collaboration with European universities, and see students work collaboratively on related projects.

My research background is in the economics of healthcare and I am passionate about applying research to contemporary global challenges. In my teaching, I embed research findings into economic concepts, which helps to stimulate a continuous learning process beyond the classroom. Learners begin to view their environments with an economic lens and become economic advisors, seeing the real impact of economic decisions in the world around them. 

Dr Judith Kabajulizi, Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Economics, quoted 2021
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Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Requirement What we're looking for
A level BBB
GCSE Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English
BTEC DDM
IB Diploma 30 points

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Are you eligible for the Fair Access Scheme?

We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:


You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with an International Foundation Year. Upon successful completion our International Foundation Year - Accounting and Finance will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £9,250 per year Not available
International £15,300 per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.


Facilities

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The Trading Floor

The Trading Floor is an invaluable facility which allows you to get hands-on with industry-standard software. Housing 42 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals, the facility can add a dynamic practical element to your course.

 

 

 

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Talent Team

Employability is at the forefront of all our accounting and finance courses. Our dedicated Talent Team are also on hand to help. They can assist you in applying for work placements, graduate level jobs and offer skills development workshops, and also organise networking events to introduce you to potential employers and industry contacts.

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sigma Centre

The Sigma Centre is housed in our Lanchester Library and offers maths and statistics support through drop-in sessions and bookable appointments. It is the ideal place to help you navigate any issues you might have while studying an accounting and finance degree.

 

 


Careers and opportunities

On successful completion, 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.

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).

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. You will have the support of the faculty’s dedicated Talent Team which has an extensive network of employers with a wide range of internship possibilities2 The Talent Team will also support you (subject to availability) with workshops and guidance on the various aspects of the employment process such as preparing your CV, interview practice and mock assessment centres, as well as putting on frequent employer events, which should allow you to network with potential future employers offering graduate roles, internships and placements. Our Talent Team has also previously organised careers events, including TalentFest which hosted a number of speakers from different organisations to give careers advice including KPMG, Natwest, McKinsey & Company, and Fidelity International.

Where our graduates work

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, financial consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and many more.  

Typical roles that graduates from this course may progress to include Consultant, Business Analyst, Junior Trader or Buyer.

Further study

Alternatively, you may decide to pursue postgraduate study opportunities by studying courses such as MSc Accounting and Financial Management or MSc Finance at Coventry Business School, or Global Finance MSc or Global Financial Trading MSc at Coventry University London. which could further enhance your employability. You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.

Please note that further study opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs may apply.

I have completed a placement year at Goldman Sachs in the Internal Audit division and a summer internship at Royal London Asset Management in the Responsible Investment team. From these experiences, I got a holistic view of a global investment bank, and a better understanding of the process of evaluating a financial product and how certain factors affect investment decisions. I was able to enhance several soft skills which are useful for the final year of my undergraduate degree.

Janete Angelina Pomacal, BA Economics, quoted 2021
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  • Student Contract

    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 2021/22 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.

    Tuition fees

    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.

    Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any 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.

    Additional costs

    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), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas).