Exploring current thinking on world economic growth, the course examines the development and sustainability of the international economy. This includes the world of finance, as well as patterns of international trade and global inequality. The course also covers everyday economics issues such as work and profit, income and saving, congestion, unemployment, inflation and exchange rates.
You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement as a credited part of your course and to study in other European countries or the US.
Many of our staff have worked as advisers to organisations such as the European Commission, the UK Treasury, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the UK and Italian governments.
We will encourage you to research, reason, question, debate and reach your own conclusions. With your strong training, combined with opportunities to specialise in areas such as finance or international business, you’ll become proficient in your field, and gain skills required by employers such as networking, presenting, team working and time management.
Students come from all parts of the UK and from over 70 countries. As such, you will have opportunities to exchange ideas, build lasting friendships and develop global networks.
The course helps you to develop your talent, prepare for high-level employment and build a successful career at the very top of your field. We can help you search and apply for short and long accredited work placements and posts in a variety of organisations.
This course received a 100% overall student satisfaction rate in the 2018 National Student Survey.
Our students develop their learning through a variety of activities including interactive large group sessions, workshops, and assessments. These include:
- industry projects
- case studies
- executive summary reports
- computer-based projects, group presentations
- scenario simulations
- seen/unseen exams
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:
- Econometrics and Financial Modelling (core, 30 credits)
- Macroeconomics (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)
- Money and Banking (option, 15 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
- Development Economics and Emerging Markets (core, 30 credits)
- Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics (core, 30 credits)
- Professional Experience Year Placement (core, 30 credits)
- Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)
- Learning through Work 2 (alternative core, 15 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
„The lecturers are really helpful. They are always available when you need them, even outside office hours. One of the best things London Met offers is its employability scheme. This provides well-paid, part-time jobs, placements and intern jobs for students.”
„Access to the Bloomberg facility of market data, news and analysis, is amazing. The course also provides a huge range of books. For the most part, teachers welcome communication from students and respond to emails relatively fast. They help resolve issues promptly. The teachers are friendly and easy to approach about any issues or queries.”
After the course
Economics graduates are among the highest paid and a degree in economics can give your career a major head start.
Our graduates pursue diverse career routes, including jobs in banking and finance, international corporations, management, government, consultancy and research. Others progress to postgraduate study at leading universities around the world.
Find out how we helped economics graduate Tim Armitage to become vice chancellor of investment management firm, Black Rock.