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
- Enjoy professional and social opportunities through the student-led Economics Society
- Follow in the footsteps of recent graduates who now work for major global corporations.
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. Topics in Applied Microeconomics Topics in Applied Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Introduction to Macroeconomics Data Analysis 1 Data Analysis 2 Mathematics for Economists Post A Level 1 Mathematics for Economists Post A Level 2 Year 2 Build your knowledge with core economic theory modules. Develop technical skills in econometrics and mathematical methods, and understand global financial markets. Core Modules: Intermediate Microeconomics 1 Intermediate Microeconomics 2 Intermediate Macroeconomics 1 International Trade Introductory Econometrics Intermediate Mathematical Methods Global Financial Markets Intermediate Econometrics Elective Modules: History of Economic Thought Intermediate Macroeconomics 2 Digital Economy and Internet Markets Micro-Placements 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. Core Modules: Corporate Finance Introduction to Financial Derivatives Financial Economics Applied Econometrics Money and Banking Elective Modules: Economics Project International Finance Monetary Economics Labour Economics Development Economics Industrial Organisation Nations and Firms in the Global Economy Advanced Topics in Microeconomics Computational Economics Experimental Economics Micro-Placements Industry Projects Summer Internship Integrated Professional Training Modules are subject to change.
Assessment is based mainly on coursework and unseen examination. Your coursework may consist of: Standard essays Individual and group presentations Group reports Classwork Unseen tests Problem sets. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
How to apply
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|