An Economics and Finance degree can lead to a genuine variety of careers, from investment banking and management consultancy to senior finance roles within international organisations.
The BSc Economics and Finance degree at Swansea University has an excellent reputation. It has produced high performing graduates who have been hired by the world’s biggest brands such as Barclays, HSBC and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the world’s most respected organisations, including major financial institutions and government bodies.
Blending core elements of economics and finance, this degree provides a comprehensive understanding of modern economics and its application within the financial industry.
The chance to concentrate on specialist areas such as corporate finance will develop your appreciation of the relationship between economic analysis and financial operations.
Over the course of your studies, consistently observing how theory impacts practice will enhance your strategic decision-making abilities.
By the time you graduate, you will be confident in the application of your knowledge, investigative and model-building skills to effectively advise different types of organisations.
WHY ECONOMICS AND FINANCE AT SWANSEA?
- Ranked in the UK Top 10 for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018)
- Ranked in the UK Top 5 for Graduate Salaries (Complete University Guide 2017)
- 93% of Swansea graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)
- Ranked in the UK Top 25 for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2018)
- An industry collaboration hub hosting organisations such as Fujitsu, Greenaway Scott and Pfizer
- A diverse student body from over 60 different countries
- Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus
YOUR ECONOMICS AND FINANCE EXPERIENCE
Economics and Finance at Swansea is a versatile degree offering the chance to study abroad for a year, or work in industry for a year. These personally enriching opportunities can shape your skill-set, widen your perspective and broaden your horizons when it comes to finding employment.
This degree gives you a robust understanding of modern economic principles and contemporary issues.
Early teaching delivers a comprehensive base of knowledge encompassing micro and macro economics, statistics, finance, accounting and methodology.
In later years you have greater module choice covering specialist areas of finance, politics, economic development and mathematics.
Teaching at Swansea is partly informed by research and our staff have hands-on experience of theory and practice, meaning you can benefit from their academic expertise and real-world know-how.
During your time with us, you will also have full access to our cutting edge video and digital content creation suite and state-of-the-art facilities at the School of Management, including the Fujitsu Innovation Hub and presentation rooms.
As well as setting you up for a career as an economic and finance specialist within an organisation, we also have support services available to help you start your own business. This service offers a mentoring route, using a wealth of industry experience.
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Economics and Finance graduates from Swansea are poised for financially rewarding and mentally rigorous employment opportunities.
Whether you target the pressured energy of a trading floor or the credibility of becoming an authority on finance trends, this degree will make you a strong candidate for any graduate employer. Your future job title could be any of the following:
- Analyst, Researcher
- Government Adviser
- Management Consultant
- Derivatives Trader
- Financial Analyst