University of Winchester

Economics and Banking University of Winchester Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The University of Winchester


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  • Gain a rigorous understanding of economics, banking and finance practices, ensuring you are equipped to make an immediate impact in national and global businesses

  • Develop some of the most in-demand skills in the global and digital economies such as data-analysis proficiency, risk management and cyber security

  • Practical application of economic principles and theory are at the heart of the course

  • No previous study of economics is required — all are encouraged to apply

New Open Banking rules, developments in financial technology and data analytics are just a few of the exciting changes that are shaking up the banking and finance industries. Our modern and highly relevant programmes offer you all the career opportunities of a degree in Banking within the solid context of an Economics degree framework.

The modern business world increasingly requires an ability to understand the driving principles of economics. This BSc degree provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge, understanding, technical skills and confidence to operate successfully in an international and globalised work environment.

The three-year course focuses on the core areas of economics – macroeconomics, microeconomics and applied economics – as well as study in relevant areas of business and financial management.

Real-world and practical application of economic theory are at the heart of our career-focused degree programme. You develop quantitative and data analysis proficiency, honing your problem-solving skills

Built upon the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, the programme is driven to enhance the key values for achieving sustainability. It is delivered by our research-active and expert team in economics, accounting and finance together with complementary expertise from the banking sector.

Year 1 of the programme offers you an introduction to the world of business, finance and banking and also gives you the opportunity to develop your academic and professional skills. You will examine Contemporary Conversations in the sectors, and study Principles of Macro- and Microeconomics and Mathematics for Economists.

In Year 2, you study specialist areas within banking and financial services, Research Methods, Macro- and Microeconomics Analysis and Econometrics or Finance.

In your final year, you are able to choose from a wide range of options in subjects that interest you. This may include Investment Trading, Ethics and specialist Banking modules.

Built in to the programme is the opportunity to gain work experience, study abroad, undertake a dissertation and gain professional recognition through our established and new relationships with professional bodies and employers.

A distinctive feature of the course is the optional salaried work-placement year, where you can develop your understanding of banking, enhance your CV and improve your employment prospects. A number of major financial services companies such as Aviva, Barclays, Capita Group, HSBC, Lloyds, and Zurich have offices in Hampshire.

Economics and Banking is a winning combination. Our combined courses provide you with the knowledge, understanding and confidence to enter well-paid, international careers. You will develop skills such as problem-solving, rigorous argument and effective communication, which are in great demand in many employment sectors.

Rewarding professional careers await you in banking, financial services, accountancy and insurance, as well as in investment management, the treasury and audit departments of large companies and government services.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 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.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L13N
Institution code W76
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.
Access to HE Diploma We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications).

If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,300 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (

Provider information

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University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
SO22 4NR

Clearing contact details

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