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Course summary

On this degree you will develop highly valuable, transferable skills that open the door to a rewarding career in finance or economics. You will study current economic theory and practice, financial economics, and the technical mathematics and statistics that underpin them. This supports your professional development, equipping you with the analytical abilities of a trained economist and specific knowledge of the economic aspects of financial markets.

  • Develop sought-after quantitative skills required to analyse financial markets
  • Show prospective employers your sound knowledge and understanding of the macroeconomic and microeconomic principles underlying various types of financial markets and instruments
  • Learn the latest developments in all major fields of economics in a highly energised and supportive environment from lecturers recruited for their research excellence
  • Stand out from the crowd with a professional placement year – past students have undertaken placements with organisations like PriceWaterhouseCoopers, HM Treasury, RBS, Goldman Sachs and the Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Be part of a thriving community and participate to a number of extracurricular and social activities such as the ‘Trading Competition’, the Book Club and the Schumpeter Journal
  • Attend regular careers and employability events organised by the Department and meet alumni who work for major economic, financial and accounting organisations.


Year 1 Develop an understanding of the analytical and conceptual foundations of economics with examples of the real-world application of economics to important fundamental problems. These economic foundations will then be the springboard for a thorough learning of the theory and application of financial analysis. Topics in Applied Microeconomics (15 credits) Topics in Applied Macroeconomics (15 credits) Introduction to Microeconomics (15 credits) Introduction to Macroeconomics (15 credits) Data Analysis 1 (15 credits) Data Analysis 2 (15 credits) Mathematics for Economists Post A Level 1 (15 credits) Mathematics for Economists Post A Level 2 (15 credits) Year 2 Build your knowledge with core economic theory modules. Develop technical skills in econometrics and mathematical methods, and understand global financial markets. Intermediate Microeconomics 1 (15 credits) Intermediate Microeconomics 2 (15 credits) Intermediate Macroeconomics 1 (15 credits) Intermediate Macroeconomics 2 (15 credits) Introductory Econometrics (15 credits) Intermediate Mathematical Methods (15 credits) Global Financial Markets (15 credits) Intermediate Econometrics (15 credits) History of Economic Thought (15 Credits) Nations and Firms in the Global Economy (15 credits) Digital Economy and Internet Markets (15 credits) Money and Banking (15 credits) Micro-Placement (15 credits) Year 3 Apply your knowledge of core tools to a supervised research project in financial economics. Specialise in the financial aspects of the subject, developing a coherent, systematic and detailed knowledge of the subject. Economics Project (30 credits) Corporate Finance (15 credits) Introduction to Financial Derivatives (15 credits) Financial Economics (15 credits) Applied Econometrics (15 credits) International Finance (15 credits) Monetary Economics (15 credits) Economics and Society (15 credits) Development Economics (15 credits) Labour Economics (15 credits) Industrial Organisation (15 credits) Company Law (15 credits) Advanced Topics in Microeconomics (15 credits) Experimental Economics (15 credits) Computational Economics (15 credits) Industry Projects (15 credits) Micro-Placement (15 credits) Summer Internship (15 credits) Year Placement: Integrated Professional Training (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is designed not only to test your learning but also to help you develop a wide-ranging set of communication, organisation and team-working skills that will be invaluable in preparation for your future careers. In this respect, over the years the Department has redesigned its assessment strategy to be mainly based on coursework with the use of examination in a limited number of more quantitative modules. Coursework usually takes the form of: • Standard essays • Individual and group presentations • Individual and group reports • Classwork • Unseen tests • Problem sets.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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 £17120 Year 1
International £17120 Year 1

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Financial Economics at City, University of London - UCAS