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Finance and Economics Hons, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Your Finance studies cover capital markets, investment decision-making and option pricing. Your degree will also require you to study financial statement analysis. In Economics, you will study micro-economics at an individual and market level and focus on national economies at the macro-economic level. You will also take a rigorous look at wider contemporary economic issues, such as the crisis in banking, failures in corporate governance, fairness in organisations, CEO salaries and incentives in organisations.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including an Introduction to Accounting and Finance and Principles of Economics. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Advanced Principles of Finance; Micro and Macro Economics, and Financial Statement of Analysis. You’ll complete your degree with modules including Corporate Finance, International Financial Management, Investments, Monetary Economics and International Economics.

The skills gained from the two areas of your degree are highly desirable to employers, both within the finance industry and elsewhere.

Lancaster’s Finance and Economics graduates are able to capitalise on the analytical skills developed during their degree and many find themselves in a good position to win training contracts with major professional accounting firms; find employment within financial institutions and banks, or take up a variety of other posts within various industries.


Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.

Accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS 360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Career and Employability I
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Principles of Economics A
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics
  • Advanced Principles of Finance
  • Career and Employability II
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics I
  • Intermediate Microeconomics I
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Management Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Career and Employability III
  • Career Skills in Accounting and Finance
  • Career Skills in Accounting and Finance 2
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Bond Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • International Business
  • International Financial and Risk Management
  • International Trade
  • Investments
  • Labour Economics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Monetary Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Sports Economics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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

Grade Requirements
  • A Level AAB
  • GCSE Mathematics grade B, English Language grade B/C
Other Qualifications
  • International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
  • Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18850 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 Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

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