University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics and Econometrics

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Course summary

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Course description The world of financial markets is complex but fascinating. It becomes even more so when you know how to apply specialist knowledge in mathematics and statistics to dive deeper. Be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with state-of-the-art learning and facilities exclusive to Leicester School of Business students. Our Financial Economics and Econometrics BSc explores the fascinating world of pricing, interest rates and shares, and how rational (or even irrational!) decisions affect them. We will prepare you for specialist quantitatively orientated careers in financial economics, research and forecasting, as well as those in the areas of business and investment management and finance. You will explore the global role of financial systems in modern economics and learn to analyse the impact of economic events on financial markets. You will become a proficient user of financial software and complex data sources which will enable you to better understand the impact and reach of economic decisions. You can choose to study the syllabus for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate, helping prepare you to take the examination for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate directly with the CFA. An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network. Your time with us will also equip you with the research techniques that are vital to postgraduate study. The close relationship between research and teaching is one of the great advantages of studying with us, and we welcome talented students from countries all over the world. Our staff are active researchers of international renown, and have acted as advisers and consultants to many international and national organisations, including the European Central Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank of Poland, the Central Bank of Greece and a number of UK Government departments.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L140
Institution code:
L34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


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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

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2020/21 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Economics and Econometrics at University of Leicester - UCAS