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Course summary

This is a new course and we’re currently finalising the detailed information for this page. You can still see entry requirements and apply. This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview There are few better places to start a career in economics, banking and finance than London, one of the world's most international and well-connected financial centres. Build key economic skills and knowledge from this hub of global business on our BSc (Hons) Economics, Finance and Banking degree. You'll discover the inner workings of international trade and economic markets, how money moves around the world and its channelling through banking, loans and investments. Drawing on actual topical data from multinational corporations with ties to London - including Barclays, HSBC and the Bank of England - you'll learn to apply economic theory to real-world practice as an economist. You'll also delve into the ways financial systems work, covering topics such as monetary policy and financial regulation, portfolio management and stock selection, and behavioural finance and investment psychology. Once you graduate, you'll have the insight and expertise you need to succeed in this exciting and lucrative sector, across a wide range of economic, financial and banking careers.

  • Study economics, finance and banking in London, one of the world's major financial hubs
  • Work with real business data from the UK Government's annual budget, the Bank of England, and some of the largest global banking and financial services organisations
  • Use the same software (EViews and STATA) and the same financial databases (Eikon and S&P Global IQ) as professional economists in our purpose-built, tech-rich learning spaces
  • Build industry connections by attending networking events and presentations alongside London-based business leaders
  • Learn from expert academics with close links to organisations such as the Bank of England and the Office for National Statistics
  • Widen your perspective on international economics by spending a year on a work placement in the financial and business sector
Careers and opportunities You'll graduate from this BSc (Hons) Economics, Finance and Banking degree with sought-after skills you can use across the public and private sectors, in areas such as accounting, commercial and investment banking, tax consultancy and risk management. You could also progress on to postgraduate study in an economics or finance-related area, or choose to set up your own business. Graduates of this course from the University of Portsmouth have gone on to roles including:
  • banker
  • business analyst
  • project manager
  • associate financial data analyst
  • account analyst
  • trainee accountant
  • quantitative researcher - machine learning/ AI
  • treasury solutions executive
  • financial recruitment


Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Introduction to Finance, Accounting and Banking - 20 credits
  • Issues in Economics - 20 credits
  • Macroeconomics - 20 credits
  • Mathematics for Economics - 20 credits
  • Microeconomics - 20 credits
  • Statistics for Economics - 20 credits
  • Personal Development Planning for Economists - 0 credits
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Data and Research Methods for Economics - 20 credits
  • Corporate Financial Management - 20 credits
  • Intermediate Economics - 20 credits
  • Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets - 20 credits
  • Psychology and Altruism in Economics and Finance - 20 credits
  • Personal Development Planning for Economists - 0 credits
Optional modules in this year include:
  • Econometric Methods - 20 credits
  • Managerial and Decision Economics - 20 credits
  • International Economics - 20 credits
  • Behavioural Economics and Game Theory - 20 credits
  • Investment Analysis - 20 credits
Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Economics Research Project - 40 credits
  • Financial Economics - 20 credits
  • International Banking and Financial Instruments - 20 credits
  • Personal Development Planning for Economists - 0 credits
Optional modules in this year include:
  • Public Policies and Labour Markets - 20 credits
  • Crime, Conflict and Terrorism - 20 credits
  • Econometric Analysis - 20 credits
  • Development Economics - 20 credits
  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management - 20 credits
  • Behavioural Finance and the Psychology of Investment - 20 credits
  • Market Economics and Business Strategy - 20 credits
  • Advanced Economics - 20 credits
  • Energy and Environmental Economics - 20 credits
  • Economics and Finance of Sport - 20 credits
Changes to course content We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

Your assessment will depend on which modules you take. Assessment methods are likely to include:

  • written reports
  • oral presentations
  • portfolios
  • exams
- dissertation

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Year 3 acceptability - can only accept applicants from AACSB recognised institutions

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedAn overall CAE score of 52 or above with a minimum of Borderline in each skill.
Cambridge English ProficiencyAn overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skill.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £21800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Economics, Finance and Banking at University of Portsmouth - UCAS