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Economics, Banking and Finance (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Winchester, United Kingdom
The Economics, Banking and Finance (Hons) degree at The University of Winchester gives you a broad and deep working knowledge of these concepts from the perspectives of businesses, industries and governments and their effect on the smaller economic units of individuals, families, and communities.
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From global recession to interest rates, the news headlines are full of stories relating to economics and finance. Exploring economic systems and how they work helps us to understand the impact they have on our society and the way in which we live.

Over three years, you sharpen your mathematical and statistical skills along with your ability to analyse data, construct and present strong arguments, and solve complex business problems. These are all key skills valued by employers across the business community.

The Economics, Banking and Finance (Hons) degree at The University of Winchester helps you to explore current debates about the relationship between economics, finance and society, and gives you opportunities to specialise in areas of interest and career aspirations.

As well as economics, you study management accounting, financial management, investments and risk management. And you can test out your new knowledge in the Trading Room in the Winchester Business School, which offers you the latest computer-based business simulation to gain real-world experience of markets.

In Year 1, you explore large-scale general economic drivers and their influences on wealth creation at national and international levels (Macroeconomics) and how economic units make decisions and distribute goods and services (Microeconomics). There are also core modules in Management Accounting, Finance and Mathematical Skills for Economists.

Year 2 builds on this foundation with a deeper study of Macro- and Microeconomics, along with Applied Management Research, and Management Accounting and Financial Management, providing you with opportunities to develop your knowledge, understanding, technical skills and confidence to operate successfully in an international and globalised work environment.

In Year 3, you study Advanced Macro- and Microeconomics, Investments, and Financial Risk Management. Choose from optional modules including Business Ethics, Sustainable Strategy in Practice and Volunteering for Economists.

And it’s not solely about stats and figures. Our versatile three-year programme enables you to develop your abilities in communication, computing, critical thinking, self-study and research, and collaborative teamwork. These skills are highly sought-after in today’s challenging economic environment, as organisations strive to solve increasingly complex business problems. No previous study of economics is required or assumed.


Economics graduates are in demand by employers, due to the recognised need in the public, private and third sectors for their expertise. Graduates of these proposed programmes will be able to enter a wide range of business careers such as banking, insurance, financial services and accounting. Careers in this field are particularly well paid, recognising the skills utilised and the technical expertise required.  According to The Independent, economics graduates' earnings potential is only bettered by graduates of medicine, dentistry and chemical engineering.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years full-time (sandwich)

    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Skills for Economists
  • Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Foundations of Banking

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.
  • International Baccalaureate: 104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Winchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. 

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