Northumbria University Newcastle - Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

Our Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) course builds the analytical skills and knowledge you’ll need to carve out a successful career in the finance sector. It’s designed around the research of our teaching experts and backed by excellent industry links.

During the Economics and Finance course, you’ll dig deep into modern economics and how it influences the financial systems and organisations around us. And you’ll develop your understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Your main base is the Newcastle Business School. But in your third year, you’ll have the chance to venture further afield with an optional industry placement, applying your knowledge and securing critical experience in the real world. It’s not just about developing skills, but also boosting employability once you leave us. In recent years, our students have spent their placement working with some of the biggest names in the business – including the Bank of England and Bloomberg LP. Many have then gone on to secure full-time graduate positions with their placement year employer.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

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Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths, Statistics, or Physics at minimum grade 6/B and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or equivalents.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

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English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Our BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance course is all about creating the world’s next top investors, financiers and business analysts. It’s also designed to inspire the freshest business and management talent, both in the UK and on the global stage.

That’s why we introduced an optional year-long industry placement after your second year. Our placements team is constantly working to develop exciting opportunities at industry-leading organisations such as Central Bank, Bloomberg LP, Bank of England and departments within in-house companies.

Course Details

The course begins with an introduction to mathematical and statistical techniques – building familiarity with the core elements of micro and macroeconomics. As it progresses, you’ll  pursue your own research and analysis – developing your microeconomic skills and analytical reasoning by studying the strategies firms use to compete and maximise profit.

The course culminates in a final year dissertation. As part of this, you’ll explore a topic of your choice – or one related to your undergraduate consultancy project – working to solve a real financial business problem.

You’ll learn through lectures, seminars and workshops, independently as well as in groups. Many modules focus strongly on problem-based learning and enable you to get hands-on with industry-standard financial and economics software.

Year 1

Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics (Core,20 Credits)
Accounting, Economics and Finance in a Global Business Environment (Core,20 Credits)
Careers in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Core,20 Credits)
Financial Decision Making (Core,20 Credits)
Introduction to Macroeconomics (Core,20 Credits)
Introduction to Microeconomics (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year 2

Financial Markets and Institutions (Core,20 Credits)
Professional Practice in Accounting, Economics and Finance (Core,20 Credits)
Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Finance (Core,20 Credits)
Econometrics (Core,20 Credits)
Intermediate Macroeconomics (Core,20 Credits)
Intermediate Microeconomics (Core,20 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

Year 3

Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)
Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Study Abroad Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

Year 4

Sustainable Development and Responsible Business (Core,20 Credits)
Applied Microeconomics (Core,20 Credits)
Advanced Macroeconomics (Core,20 Credits)
Contemporary Issues in Economics and Finance (Core,20 Credits)
Dissertation (Optional,40 Credits)
Management Enquiry (Optional,40 Credits)
Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional,40 Credits)

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