Why study this course?
Discover the precise economic methods, quantitative techniques and up-to-date analytical tools you need for a financially-focused career in economics. You’ll explore current debates about the relationship between economics, finance and society while our Financial Research and Trading Room will give you direct access to Bloomberg, the leading financial services provider of market data. The teaching staff include expert advisors to the European Commission, the UK Treasury and other prestigious institutions.
We’re ranked fourth in the country for economics, with 94% overall satisfaction according to student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021).
More about this course
This Economics and Finance degree course explores current debates in the field, including world growth patterns, trade flows, financial crises, business lending and volatility in asset prices. By also studying everyday matters such as profit determination and investment analysis, you’ll develop the knowledge needed to effectively navigate the financial world.
This undergraduate degree will help you to develop key transferable skills valued by employers. These vital skills include team-work, solving business problems, IT analysis, work presentations and managing your own performance.
At London Met, you’ll learn from economists who are internationally recognised for their research and use the latest insights to contribute to your education. Many of our staff have worked as expert advisers to organisations such as the European Commission, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK Treasury and other departments within the UK and Italian governments.
Our Financial Research and Trading Room gives you direct access to Bloomberg data, market information and analytics. Bloomberg is the leading financial services provider of market data, news and analytical functions and is used globally in investment banks and other financial institutions.
Work placements are available to you on this undergraduate degree. Our work placement unit will give you all the help you need to find economic and finance related roles. You can also choose international study options in leading French, Swedish and Dutch universities to broaden your career horizons. All the teaching is in English so you can seamlessly integrate into the new environment.
After graduation we provide advice and guidance in the development of your career. Training in job searching, completing applications and interview techniques are available to help you secure the role you want.
You’ll develop your knowledge and skills through a variety of assessments involving industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports, computer-based projects, group presentations, scenario simulations and seen/unseen examinations.
This variety will enable you to demonstrate your new-found strengths and abilities to future employers in a wide range of circumstances.
Where this course can take you
The skills you’ll acquire on this degree are highly valued by national and global organisations. Economics graduates are among the highest paid of all graduates.
Careers our economics and finance graduates have entered include business analysts, financial case handlers, data and operational analysts and compliance assistants. They work for famous corporations such as Nationwide, the FDM Group, Lloyds and BNP Paribas. Roles like these in banking and finance, as well as managerial, consultancy and research work in both international corporations and governments, are all open to you with this degree.
You can also go on to postgraduate courses if you want to take your studies further.
A work placement is available to you as an option on the course. You can get help from our business placement office to locate and seek posts in financial, commercial and non-profit organisations. To widen your experience, you can also engage in extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, student societies and national business competitions.
Gain international experience and study abroad at leading European universities in France, Sweden or the Netherlands. All teaching is in English so you’ll be able to study and socialise with ease, while the experience of a foreign culture will improve your international career opportunities even further.