De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics and Finance

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Course summary

The course will give you a strong grounding in mathematical and statistical theory for finance. You will also learn about the theoretical study of economics (micro and macro) and financial accounting in the context of contemporary events, and will be encouraged to progress your practical skills in the field. In your second and third year you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to your own area of interest by choosing from optional modules alongside the compulsory core modules. Our Trading Room will give you a simulated experience on the same information platform used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government. This real-world insight into markets and trading will sharpen your economic skills and can boost employability prospects. Students have access to both Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials. These are available to students via campus and online. Key features:

  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles, with recent successes including a consultant at PA Consulting, tax processor at Grant Thornton and financial criminal analyst at Barclays.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global. Recent study-related trips offered through the scheme include New York, Berlin and Hong Kong. Students were able to visit the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to learn about dealing with shares and gained an insight into how it works differently in Asia compared to London.
  • Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have landed roles including audit intern at PKF Cooper Parry, business performance analyst at Volkswagen, assistant economist at the Government Economic Service and within the finance team at Leicestershire County Council.
  • Benefit from The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry. Students have access to Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and online training materials (available to students on campus and online), as well as access to Bloomberg self-study certifications and online training materials (on campus).
  • Specialise your learning to your specific areas of interest and career aspirations through optional modules in your second and final year. For example, the Financial Markets and Institutions module looks at how a central bank operates, as well as the global financial system, helping to equip you for a career in the financial world.

Course details


Year 1 Financial Accounting Introduction to Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Mathematics for Finance Statistics and Probability Theory for Finance Year 2 Corporate Finance Econometrics Equity and Fixed Income Valuation Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Business Research Issues and Analysis Economic History European Economic Issues Financial Markets and Institutions New Directions in Economics Risk Management Working Capital Management Year 3 Advanced Corporate Finance Developments in Advanced Microeconomics Financial Derivatives Financial Econometrics Investments and Portfolio Management Open Economy Macroeconomics Plus option modules from the following indicative list: Economics Development Economics Dissertation Financial Markets and the Central Bank International Trade Political Economy Recession Analysis Behavioural Economics

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year: Exam: 60% Coursework: 40% These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14250* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Economics and Finance at De Montfort University - UCAS