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.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Accounting (core, 30 credits)
- Contextualising Theory (core, 15 credits)
- Economics for Finance and Business (core, 30 credits)
- Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits)
- Quantitative Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
- Corporate Finance and Investment (core, 30 credits)
- Econometrics and Financial Modelling (core, 30 credits)
- Microeconomics (core, 30 credits)
- Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Bank Lending and the Legal Environment (option, 30 credits)
- Corporate Financial Services Strategy (option, 15 credits)
- Economics and Ethics (option, 15 credits)
- Information Technology for Professional Practice (option, 15 credits)
- International Business and World Markets (option, 30 credits)
- Macroeconomics (option, 30 credits)
- Money and Banking (option, 15 credits)
- Statistical Methods and Modelling Markets (option, 30 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
- Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 30 credits)
- Fin Instruments and Financial Engineering (core, 30 credits)
- Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Learning through Work 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Professional Experience Year Placement (alternative core, 30 credits)
- Development Economics and Emerging Markets (option, 30 credits)
- Economics of Human Resources (option, 30 credits)
- Economics of Multinational Business (option, 15 credits)
- International Corporate Social Responsibility (option, 15 credits)
- International Trade and Finance (option, 15 credits)
- Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)
What our students say
“Access to Bloomberg is amazing, and is especially useful to those taking the course related to finance. They also provide a huge range of books for us use. Teachers welcome communication from their students and respond to emails fast, helping to resolve issues promptly. They are also very helpful in providing guidance outside of the lectures if you have not understood the topic, and will attempt to allocate a meeting to help you overcome this and any other challenges.”
National Student Survey
“Everything I’ve learned so far is very interesting. I’ve come to understand the world much better, mainly because I understand how the world economy works. The lectures and seminars are well prepared and assist in my learning. Whenever I’ve had any problems with the subject or something I couldn’t understand, the staff have helped me.”
National Student Survey
After the course
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.