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Financial Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #349 (QS) ,
The degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to apply economic theory and analysis to financial markets and products. This course develops students understanding of current economic theory and practice and the technical mathematics and statistics that underpin them.

About

City's Financial Economics degree has been developed to meet a need in the market for highly skilled professionals who combine the specific knowledge of financial products and markets with the analytical abilities of a trained economist.

Who is it for?

The degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to apply economic theory and analysis to financial markets and products. This course develops students understanding of current economic theory and practice and the technical mathematics and statistics that underpin them.

Objectives

This course aims to develop your analytical abilities in economics, with particular reference to finance. Successful completion is a signal to prospective employers of your sound knowledge and understanding of the macroeconomic and microeconomic principles underlying various types of financial markets and instruments.

At City, you will learn the latest developments in all major fields of economics from lecturers recruited for their research excellence. Because our best researchers educate you from day one, our degrees provide good preparation for postgraduate study. Economics graduates from City are currently pursuing further study in Economics, Business, Finance and Management at LSE, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge.

On this course, you can also broaden your horizons through placement year schemes and participation in the activities of the student-led Economics Society.

Our Financial Economics degree has been developed to meet a need in the market for highly-skilled professionals who combine the specific knowledge of financial products and markets with the analytical abilities of a trained economist.The aim of this degree is to develop your analytical abilities in the discipline of economics, with particular reference to finance.Graduates of this degree can demonstrate to prospective employers:

  • A strong understanding of the microeconomic principles underlying various types of financial markets and instruments
  • The macroeconomic role of finance
  • The quantitative tools used most commonly for financial analysis
  • The practical roles and obligations of the major financial institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      or 4 years with a work placement option.

  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data analysis
  • Introduction to microeconomics
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
  • Topics in applied microeconomics
  • Topics in applied macroeconomics
  • The second year allows you to develop your core skills by intermediate-level courses. You can also begin to specialise in financial topics.
  • Global financial markets
  • Intermediate microeconomics
  • Intermediate macroeconomics
  • Introductory econometrics
  • Intermediate econometrics
  • Intermediate mathematical methods.
  • The final year provides you with an opportunity to apply your knowledge of core tools to a supervised research project in Financial economics. The final year core modules examine the financial aspect of the course while the electives allow further specialisation.
  • Applied econometrics
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial economics
  • Introduction to financial derivatives
  • Advanced quantitative economics
  • Development economics
  • Labour economics.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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General Requirements

  • 'A' Level:340 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics 'A' Level grade B. Typically gained from 'A' Level grades AAB or ABB plus one 'AS' Level. Other qualification combinations achieving 340 UCAS tariff points will be considered
  • IB:33 points, 5 in Higher Level Mathematics
  • GCSE:English Language at grade B (or equivalent).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16130 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16130 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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