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.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
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University of Leicester
Clearing contact details
Tuesday 10 August 7 am to 9 pm Wednesday 11 August 8 am to 7 pm Thursday 12 August 8 am to 6 pm Friday 13 August 8 am to 6 pm Saturday 14 August 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 15 August 10 am to 4 pm From Monday 16 August open Monday to Friday 9-5 (Closed Monday 30 August)
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Admissions Office (UG Social Science)
+44 (0) 116 252 5281