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Economics and Finance

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Typical offer CCC (96 UCAS points from two or more A levels) from business-related subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

You should have 60 credits overall in a business-related subject with 45 credits at Level 3 (with a minimum of 30 credits at Merit) and Communications and Maths units passed at Level 2. QAA accredited course required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

In a business-related subject.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D

A minimum of 99 UCAS points with at least 78 points at higher level in business-related subjects, plus English and Maths standard level at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

96

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

You will also need a further 48 UCAS points from two A levels (or equivalent) in business, humanities, social science, languages or science subjects.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

Economics

**Why study this course?**

Discover the precise economic methods, quantitative techniques and up-to-date analytical tools you need for a financially-focused career in economics. You'll explore current debates about the relationship between economics, finance and society while our Financial Research and Trading Room will give you direct access to Bloomberg, the leading financial services provider of market data. The teaching staff include expert advisors to the European Commission, the UK Treasury and other prestigious institutions.

We've been ranked second in London for economics in the National Student Survey 2020 and by The Guardian in its 2020 university league tables. We also ranked ninth for student satisfaction on our economics courses by the Complete University Guide 2020.

**More about this course**

This Economics and Finance degree course explores current debates in the field, including world growth patterns, trade flows, financial crises, business lending and volatility in asset prices. By also studying everyday matters such as profit determination and investment analysis, you'll develop the knowledge needed to effectively navigate the financial world.

This undergraduate degree will help you to develop key transferable skills valued by employers. These vital skills include team-work, solving business problems, IT analysis, work presentations and managing your own performance.

At London Met, you’ll learn from economists who are internationally recognised for their research and use the latest insights to contribute to your education. Many of our staff have worked as expert advisers to organisations such as the European Commission, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK Treasury and other departments within the UK and Italian governments.

Our Financial Research and Trading Room gives you direct access to Bloomberg data, market information and analytics. Bloomberg is the leading financial services provider of market data, news and analytical functions and is used globally in investment banks and other financial institutions.

Work placements are available to you on this undergraduate degree. Our work placement unit will give you all the help you need to find economic and finance related roles. You can also choose international study options in leading French, Swedish and Dutch universities to broaden your career horizons. All the teaching is in English so you can seamlessly integrate into the new environment.

Looking forward to your life after graduation, we provide advice and guidance in the development of your career. Training in job searching, completing applications and interview techniques are available to help you secure the role you want.

**What our students say**

“Access to Bloomberg is amazing, and is especially useful to those taking the course related to finance. They also provide a huge range of books for us use. Teachers welcome communication from their students and respond to emails fast, helping to resolve issues promptly. They are also very helpful in providing guidance outside of the lectures if you have not understood the topic, and will attempt to allocate a meeting to help you overcome this and any other challenges."
National Student Survey

“Everything I've learned so far is very interesting. I've come to understand the world much better, mainly because I understand how the world economy works. The lectures and seminars are well prepared and assist in my learning. Whenever I’ve had any problems with the subject or something I couldn't understand, the staff have helped me.”
National Student Survey

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include: Business Law and Ethics (core, 15 credits); Data Science, Research and Analysis (core, 15 credits); Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits); Management Accounting Fundamentals (core, 15 credits); Principles of Macroeconomics (core, 15 credits); Principles of Microeconomics (core, 15 credits); Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits); Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (core, 15 credits).
Example Year 2 modules include: Corporate Finance and Investment (core, 30 credits); Econometrics and Financial Modelling (core, 30 credits); Microeconomics (core, 30 credits); Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits); Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits); Bank Lending and the Legal Environment (option, 30 credits); Economics and Ethics (option, 15 credits); Information Technology for Professional Practice (option, 15 credits); International Business and World Markets (option, 30 credits); Macroeconomics (option, 30 credits); Money and Banking (option, 15 credits); Statistical Methods and Modelling Markets (option, 30 credits).
Example Year 3 modules include: Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 30 credits); Fin Instruments and Financial Engineering (core, 30 credits); Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits); Learning through Work 2 (alternative core, 15 credits); Professional Experience Year Placement (alternative core, 30 credits); Development Economics and Emerging Markets (option, 30 credits); Economics of Human Resources (option, 30 credits); Economics of Multinational Business (option, 15 credits); International Corporate Social Responsibility (option, 15 credits); International Trade and Finance (option, 15 credits); Personal Finance (option, 15 credits).

Assessment methods

You’ll develop your knowledge and skills through a variety of assessments involving industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports, computer-based projects, group presentations, scenario simulations and seen/unseen examinations.

This variety will enable you to demonstrate your new-found strengths and abilities to future employers in a wide range of circumstances.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£15,576
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,576
per year
International
£15,576
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£15,576
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Guildhall School of Business and Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
27%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,800
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
55%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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