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Economics and Finance (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Develop your understanding of how economic decisions affect us as individuals and society as a whole. This course combines studying economics with analysing financial markets and institutions. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in finance or economics.

Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you'll need to take. Please see the programme specification for the most up-to-date module lists.

You'll be taught by experts whose research has influenced international policy.

You'll learn how to use our Bloomberg Trading Suite in your first year, and have the chance to gain a Bloomberg Markets Concepts qualification.

You'll take core modules in:

  • microeconomics

  • macroeconomics

  • quantitative methods

  • finance

  • accounting

You can also choose modules from the Economics department, Business School or from other departments across the University. You could take modules in portfolio theory, the principles of finance or empirical finance. Or you could learn how cognitive bias affects financial decision-making by taking the optional 'Economics with Experiments' course.

As part of this course you can also:

You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in finance or economics. You could also go on to further study.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 349.07 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.