Gain expertise in economics, econometrics and financial systems, to prepare yourself for roles in corporate and investment banking, financial management or economic policy.
On the course, you’ll have the chance to:
- Complete practical exercises such as case studies and banking or trading simulations.
- Perform real workplace tasks using industry-standard technology.
- Take part in work experience and trips to companies and financial firms (subject to availability and requirements).
Why you should study this course
The course aims to prepare you to pursue a wide range of career options in both the private and public sectors.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn about:
- the various economic sectors and the different types of financial business, and how they all inter-relate.
- how to approach decision-making creatively and with the right information
Once you have successfully completed this course, you will have learned to recognise key economic policies and banking concepts and how finance operates around the world. The knowledge and skills you have gained should prepare you to pursue a wide range of career options in both the private and public sectors.
How you’ll learn
You will typically receive around six hours of contact teaching per week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group sessions, and online classes. You will also be expected to spend a significant amount of time conducting independent study.
As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2021/2022 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance.
The course follows the university’s Assessment Strategy and includes a variety of types of assessments. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, reports, essays, group work and presentations.
On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Apply economic and financial theories and concepts to discuss, formulate and evaluate macroeconomic and microeconomic policies, both at national and international level.
- Synthesise, interpret and communicate information from a range of sources.
- Identify and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods for the interpretation of economic and financial data and present them to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Analyse and model data through the use of a computer package and communicate results for decision-making purposes.
International experience opportunities
This course is designed to be taught from a global perspective, which is of major importance because economies are interconnected and financial services organisations either trade internationally, or are impacted by what happens in the wider world.
You will study alongside students from around the world, with the opportunity to hear their perspectives and learn to work cross-culturally, in a way that can help everyone be maximally comfortable and productive.
The course offers a range of opportunities for international travel*. You could go on a field trip to visit institutions in another country or take a sandwich year to work or study overseas. You could also arrange an overseas internship in your final term.
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