Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Financial Economics

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Course summary

The ever-changing global economy makes headlines on a daily basis, shaping the world in which we live socially, politically and economically. Consequently, there is a strong demand in businesses throughout the world for economics experts who can contextualise a financial situation, spot opportunities for savings and profit or identify the root of financial problems. This course, one of four pathways offered in the field of economics, covers current and topical issues in the UK and world economy, such as rebuilding the public’s trust in banking or the impact of the collapse of investment banks in the US on the rest of the world. You will have the opportunity to become adept in numeracy, IT and the use of statistical methods, developing advanced skills in problem solving and decision making. A major strength of our course is its practical focus; you’ll have the chance to participate in skills development workshops with opportunities for direct involvement from the Government Economic Service (GES), including a mock assessment centre specifically designed to familiarise you with the Civil Service Fast Stream application process, ideal for those considering a career in government. Through regular use of online assessments and research workshops, we aim to ensure you are familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice, from statistical analysis to theoretical modelling, using bespoke economics tools like WinEcon, which was developed in conjunction with Coventry University. You also have the opportunity to apply for a work placement, which in the past has seen students working for a wide range of organisations and companies, including the GES, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Barclays and the Bank of England. Key Course Benefits

  • Current experienced staff who have worked as economic advisors, e.g. for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands (please note staff are subject to change).
  • Hands-on experience using a range of market-leading economics and business software packages, from Stata to Bloomberg.
  • Faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics.
  • Expert contributions by professionals from industry (subject to availability) which in the past have included, our own alumni, HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission.
  • Student-led Economics Society organised social events, visiting speakers (subject to availability) and field trips (hereinafter referred to as Field Trips and Visits), which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange.
  • Strong links with employers all abroad to ensure the course is responsive to the needs of potential employment sectors, such as the telecommunications sector (Vodafone) and the IT sector (FDM Group).
  • Facilities available include our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.
  • Strong track record for graduate employability – with 85% of students in work or continuing their studies six months after graduation from this course (DLHE 2016/17).

Course details

Modules

Your main study themes are: - Economic Theory: Overview of the main concepts, principles and analytical methods used in macroeconomics and microeconomics. This will include the study of scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost; analysis of how consumers and firms make optimal decisions given limited resources; the effects of government intervention on markets; economic growth, business cycles, and stabilization policies. - Econometrics: Aims to provide an understanding of the statistical techniques and analysis used by the professional economist enabling you to read and understand published empirical work, formulating your own research hypotheses. - The Economist’s Toolkit: Designed to equip you with the full range of skills required for successful academic study and future careers, including presentation preparation and report writing skills. - Real World Application: Modules aim to engage students with current and complex global economic issues using economic analysis and data abstraction to develop an appreciation of the economic dimensions of wider global, social, political, and environmental issues and develop an awareness of the ethical and sustainability implications of economic policy choices. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • European Foundation for Management Development
  • Chartered Insurance Institute

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L111
Institution code:
C85
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
77%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB


Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30


Course contact details

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UK Admissions Office

024 7765 2222

European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

Financial Economics at Coventry University - UCAS