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:
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:
take part in a 2-week economics summer school at Xiamen University, China
spend a semester abroad in your third year
spend a year in employment
gain vital work experience on IBM's Business Innovation Programme
You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in finance or economics. You could also go on to further study.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.