Financial Economics at University of Plymouth - UCAS

Course summary

Build on your existing knowledge of economics and become a Financial Economist with our modern and skills-focused course. The core syllabus stresses the integration of theory and evidence in economic analysis and research. The course emphasises the continuous acquisition of key analytical, numerical and independent research skills. This course lasts for one or two years and is designed as a 'top-up' if you have already successfully completed study equivalent to a Foundation Degree, HND or an equivalent professional qualification. At the end of the course you will be eligible to receive a full honours degree. Students studying over two years have the opportunity to undertake a placement between their first and second year. We also offer a three year BSc (Hons) Economics course.

  • A syllabus integrating both theoretical and evidence-based economic analysis and research across micro- and macroeconomic, theory, policy and more key areas.
  • In order to support the development of our students as professional economists we frequently deliver topics using a real world application-based approach integrating theoretical and evidence-based economic analysis.
  • Engage with current and past students through our Economics Society, and hear talks from visiting academics and professionals.
  • The Bloomberg Interactive Learning Suite allow students to research fields such as corporate finance, derivative markets, portfolio and risk analytics, real-time data and investment simulations.


Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry and up to date information can be found on our website

Assessment method

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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in ( A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry to Level 5: Applicants should possess a commensurate level 4 financial economics qualification. Entry to Level 6: Applicants should possess a commensurate level 5 financial economics qualification. APL Applications for the accreditation of prior experience and/or learning will be considered by the Programme Leader on a case-by-case basis in accordance with published University of Plymouth regulations. Language requirements: Candidates whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. Students do have an opportunity to apply for Level 5/6 2 years of study. You must indicate this clearly in your personal statement on your UCAS form

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

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Financial Economics at University of Plymouth - UCAS