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This degree offers you the opportunity to combine in-depth studies in economics and finance. It provides you with the analytical tools from the fields of mathematics,statistics, economics and econometrics together with institutional knowledge required to work as a financial economist.

This degree has been designed to provide the economic reasoning, quantitative skills, and institutional knowledge required by financial economists to solve practical problems arising in finance. These skills should make graduates highly suited for further studies as well as for a career in investment banking or in financial markets.

What it prepares you for :

  • You wish to work in the areas of management consultancy, banking, accountancy and general management.
  • You are currently working as manager and would like to develop your professional skills and knowledge.
  • You are already working within a business and wish to progress to management level.
  • You have not yet decided which profession to pursue and are interested in the business sector, the management profession or perhaps in starting your own business.

Features of Degree

  • This degree provides a solid understanding of the different functional areas of business and provides a good foundation for a career in management.
  • The social science emphasis allows you to develop thorough appreciation of business and management within a wider environment.
  • The degree is designed to develop excellent analytical skills, which are invaluable to the decision-making role of management and also to further study.

100 courses
You must take MT105a and MT105b together or MT1186 should be taken instead
Introduction to economics EC1002
Statistics 1 ST104a (Half course)
Statistics 2 ST104b (Half course)
Mathematics 1 MT105a (Half course)
Mathematics 2 MT105b (Half course)
Mathematical Methods MT1186
One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F1 or F2
200 and 300 courses
Macroeconomics EC2065
Microeconomics EC2066
Elements of econometrics EC2020
Asset pricing and financial markets FN2190
Principles of Corporate Finance FN2191
Select one of the following
Monetary economics EC3115
Industrial economics EC3099
Quantitative finance FN3142
One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

University of London (UOL), established by the Royal Charter in 1836, is one of UK’s oldest and largest universities. It comprises of 18 colleges (i.e. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University College London, King’s College etc.) and 9 specialist research institutions. Each college is considered a ‘university’ itself and some are among the top 100 best universities in the world.

In 1858, the University began to provide access to world-class academic programmes for qualified students from all around the world. Today, it has more than 50,000 international students across 180 countries. Its former students and alumni include 7 Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders.

This degree will prepare you for a career as a financial economist whether in academia, finance
(investment or commercial banking, risk management, research, fund management, or securities
trading) or government. You could also gain entry to a master’s programme in this field.

This BSc will help you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and boost your
analytical and communication skills – all of which are valued in management-related roles.

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by
certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We
advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.