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BScFinancial Economics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our course is built on the core principles of economics, which are applied to your study of financial institutions (such as banks), financial markets (such as the stock exchange), and financial instruments. You receive a thorough introduction to economics and mathematics, as well as training in quantitative research methods.

You study the mathematical and statistical analysis of economic problems, and how the financial system functions, choosing from a range of topics on financial economics including:

- Fundamentals of accounting
- Business strategy and competition
- Capital markets
- Financial innovations and new forms of transaction media
- Bonds and contracts

We are rated consistently highly for student satisfaction and are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).

The world of finance has an impact on people, business and government. Studying financial economics provides you with a foundation in economics, developing into a deep understanding of how the financial system works and the ways in which it affects our lives. By studying our course, you graduate with a strong training in financial economics.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Quantitative Economics (optional)
Methods of Economic Analysis (optional)
Applied Economics and Policy (optional)
Career Skills in Economics

Year 2

Macroeconomics (Intermediate)
Microeconomics (Intermediate)
Mathematical Methods in Economics
Introduction to Econometric Methods
Financial Instruments and Capital Markets
Financial Innovations and Monetary Policy
Career Skills in Economics

Final year

International Money and Finance
Economic Analysis of Asset Prices
Economics of Bond and Derivatives Markets
Project: Economics
Corporate Finance (optional)
Econometric Methods (optional)
Mathematical Methods in Economics (optional)

Career opportunities

Our students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

Bank of England
Deloitte
Ernst and Young
Morgan Stanley
Bank of New York
RBB Economic Consulting
Government Economic Service

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States