Economics at London Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study this course? Explore debates on economic growth, sustainability, banking and financial crises, and prepare for your career with a work placement. You'll learn from international economists, recognised for their research, and staff who are expert advisers to major financial institutions. We've been ranked second in London for economics 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 Exploring current thinking on world economic growth, the course examines the development and sustainability of the international economy. This includes the world of finance, as well as patterns of international trade and global inequality. The course also covers everyday economics issues such as work and profit, income and saving, congestion, unemployment, inflation and exchange rates. You'll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement as a credited part of your course and to study in other European countries or the US. Many of our staff have worked as advisers to organisations such as the European Commission, the UK Treasury, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the UK and Italian governments. We will encourage you to research, reason, question, debate and reach your own conclusions. With your strong training, combined with opportunities to specialise in areas such as finance or international business, you'll become proficient in your field, and gain skills required by employers such as networking, presenting, team working and time management. Students come from all parts of the UK and from over 70 countries. As such, you will have opportunities to exchange ideas, build lasting friendships and develop global networks. The course helps you to develop your talent, prepare for high-level employment and build a successful career at the very top of your field. We can help you search and apply for short and long accredited work placements and posts in a variety of organisations. Our teaching is student-centred and is highly rated for overall student satisfaction, as voted for in the National Student Survey of 2015. Previous students have gone on to work in banking and finance, international corporations, management, government and consultancy and research. What our students say "The lecturers are really helpful. They are always available when you need them, even outside office hours. One of the best things London Met offers is its employability scheme. This provides well-paid, part-time jobs, placements and intern jobs for students." "Access to the Bloomberg facility of market data, news and analysis, is amazing. The course also provides a huge range of books. For the most part, teachers welcome communication from students and respond to emails relatively fast. They help resolve issues promptly. The teachers are friendly and easy to approach about any issues or queries."


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: Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (core, 15 credits); Creating a Winning Business (alternative core, 15 credits); Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits); Principles of Econometrics (core, 15 credits); Investment (option, 15 credits); Principles of Finance (core, 15 credits); Applied Macroeconomics (core, 15 credits); Applied Microeconomics (core, 15 credits); Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits); Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits); Labour Economics (core, 15 credits). Example Year 3 modules include: Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits); Dissertation (core, 30 credits); Financial and Economic Modelling (core, 15 credits); Financial Instruments (option, 15 credits); International Trade and Finance (core, 15 credits); Issues in Labour Markets (core, 15 credits); Development Economics (core, 15 credits); International Banking (option, 15 credits); Personal Finance (option, 15 credits); Practising Business Strategy (option, 15 credits).

Assessment method

Our students develop their learning through a variety of activities including interactive large group sessions, workshops, and assessments. These include industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports, computer-based projects, group presentations, scenario simulations, seen/unseen exams.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1
Channel Islands £17600 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Economics at London Metropolitan University - UCAS