BA Financial Economics

**A special opportunity to study the syllabus for the Claritas Investment certificate.**

UCAS Code: L111

Entry Requirements

Course Aims

  • Explores modern economics and its application to financial systems and institutions in an international context.
  • Introduces techniques of financial economics such as derivatives pricing, risk management methods and portfolio management.
  • Provides the opportunity to critically analyse economic events with reference to their impact on financial markets, using financial software and data sources.
  • Enhances communication, IT, presentation, written, research and technical skills in the context of financial economics.
  • Prepares graduates for careers and training opportunities in both the public and private sector, including banking and finance, central banking and regulatory agencies. Also prepares students for transition to independent postgraduate study.
  • Suitable for students with a minimum of GCSE Mathematics grade B, or equivalent.

Course Modules

For students entering 13/14*

First Year

Semester 1

Semester 2
Microeconomics 1 Macroeconomics 1
Maths for Economists 1 Maths for Economists 2
Statistics for Economists 1 Statistics for Economists 2

Second Year

Semester 1

Semester 2
Intermediate Microeconomics 1 Intermediate Microeconomics 2
Intermediate Macroeconomics 1 Intermediate Macroeconomics 2
Introductory Econometrics Topics in Applied Econometrics
Principles of Banking Principles of Finance

Final Year

Semester 1 - Core ModulesSemester 2 - Core Modules
International Finance Corporate Finance and the Capital Market
Financial Derivatives Dissertation and Research Presentation Skills
Accounting

Semester 1 - Optional Modules  Two optional modules chosen from:

Semester 2 - Optional Modules  One optional module chosen from:

Advanced Microeconomics Advanced Macroeconomics
Business Management and Strategy Investment Management
Managerial Economics Government Intervention in the Economy
The Global Economy Mathematical Finance
Management Science Economics of Education

*Please note that the above modules may be subject to change.

To be eligible for the Claritas Investment Certificate students must choose the optional module 'Investment Management'.

Download the Economics Undergraduate Module Specifications (pdf).

Please note that Module Specifications are subject to change. Please see the bottom of each report for the date it was last updated.

 

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