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BAFinancial Economics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our BA Financial Economics (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.

This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.

You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.

After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with our Department of Economics. 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 all aspects of 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).

Your education is inspired and informed by this pioneering research, so that you graduate with a strong training in economics.

Programme structure

Year 0

Introduction to Business Management
Introduction to Economics
Mathematics and Statistics
Academic Skills

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

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

Final year

International Money and Finance
Economic Analysis of Asset Prices
Economics of Bond and Derivatives Markets
Project: Economics
International Trade Institutions and Policy (optional)
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour (optional)
Corporate Finance (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