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University of Southampton Malaysia

BSc Economics and Finance (3 years)

Learn how economic decisions affect us as individuals and society as a whole. This Economics and Finance 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.

  • The Top UK University in Malaysia*

*QS World University Rankings 2023

  • Quality education at affordable fee. Save up to 64% of the cost of completing the same programme in the UK.
  • Up to 100% scholarships and rewarding grants
  • UK Campus Transfer available for selected students to study in Malaysia and in the UK*

*UK Campus transfer is subject to your academic performance, which includes meeting the academic requirements of the programme, capacity on the programme and the University of Southampton (UoS) Faculty/UoSM approval.

  • Access state-of-the-art facilities, including Bloomberg Lab
  • Same course content and teaching quality as UK
  • Research-led training
  • Personal tutor to help and support you on academic and personal issues

Typical entry requirements

Entry Qualifications for Undergraduate Courses


A-level AAB or ABBB including Mathematics (minimum grade B); excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking
IB Diploma Pass with 34 points overall, 17 at Higher Level, including 5 points at Higher Level in Mathematics (Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation)
STPM A-A-B including Mathematics (minimum grade B); excluding General Studies
UEC AAAAA including Mathematics
Foundation Year Foundation Year programmes from the other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Other equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications) will be considered, please contact a UoSM education counsellor or your preferred agent to understand more.

English language requirements 

IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all components or Grade C in SPM 1119 English (cohort before 2021), SPM CEFR Level B2 or above (cohort from 2021 onwards), Grade C in GCSE English, Grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, B3 in UEC English or equivalent. 

Please CLICK HERE for the current English language requirements, a list of qualifications and tests the University of Southampton recognises and a list of exempt countries. 

Selection process:

As well as 'A' levels (as awarded in the UK secondary education system) we will accept an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University for entry to our courses. Please contact a UoSM counsellor or your preferred agent to understand more.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

You can find the module information here


Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Year 1 modules

Year 1 modules will introduce you to macroeconomics, microeconomics, management, statistics for economics as well as related areas of economics and finance

Compulsory modules 

  • Economics Skills and Employability  1
  • Economics with Data
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Introduction to Accounting and Financial Control
  • Introduction to Management
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Economics
  • Foundations of Micro Economics
  • Principles of Micro Economics

Year 2 modules

In year two, the compulsory modules will introduce you to financial markets and how they work. You'll also deepen your understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Compulsory modules 

  • Applied Econometrics
  • ECON Dissertation: Prelim Info
  • Economics Skills and Employability 2
  • Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Econometric with Big Data

Optional modules

  • Business Research
  • Development Economics
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Financial Management
  • Games
  • Industrial Economics
  • Principles of Audit and Taxation
  • Dynamic Macroeconomics

Year 3 modules

In your final year, you will undertake independent research and produce a dissertation on a related topic of your choice.

Compulsory modules 

  • Principles of Finance
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation: Literature Review
  • Empirical Finance
  • Dissertation: Research Project
  • Dissertation: Research Topics
  • Economics Skills and Employability 3

Optional modules

  • Alternative Investments
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Financial Analysis, information and Markets
  • Futures and Options
  • International Banking
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Risk Management

Tuition fees

Year of StudyMode of StudyMalaysianInternational
2023 Full-time RM39,655 RM46,000
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Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

Study Locations

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