BScEconomics with Finance
This degree allows students to understand how the economy and the financial system interact. The major in Economics includes an analysis of macro and micro-economic principles, whilst the minor in Finance provides insights into financial institutions and markets. This combination provides an excellent platform for graduates to pursue a career in economics, finance and related industries.
- Entry requirements
- BBB + GCSE Mathematics grade A or equivalent
- English language requirements
- An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component.
- Tuition fees
- £16,900 / ¥153,774
- The Economy (full year module)
- Mathematics for Economists
- Statistical Methods
- Financial Institutions and Markets
- Economic Growth
- Financial Market Theory
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Financial Decision Making
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Finance and Derivatives
- Applied Econometrics
Students will be able to choose three additional modules from a range which may include:
- Economic History
- International Macroeconomics
- Labour Economics
- Public Economics
- International Trade
- Economics Dissertation
- Economics of Networks and Institutions
- 3 years (L100)
- Economics and Accounting
- 3 years (LN14)
90% of Economics students were satisfied with their course according to the National Student Survey in 2018.
Economics with Finance students may take an optional placement year after their second year. Recent placements from students studying economics and business economics include: PwC, KPMG, Citi, Oxford Economics, Belfast City Council; First Derivatives, and Tayto Group Ltd.
Students can join the Economics Society, a student-run organisation which aims to educate its members on the use of economics in practice through guest speakers, field trips abroad and educational seminars.
Students have access to Bloomberg software, a market leader in financial news, data and analytics, which is used by many financial institutions. The FinTrU Trading Room allows for an interactive and exciting learning environment which brings textbook theory to life. /p>
Prizes and Awards
Top-performing students are regularly awarded prizes, scholarships and internships from leading companies including:
- Shaw Memorial Prize for best-performing second-year student in BSc Economics
- Foundation Scholarships for best student in Economics Level 1 and Level 2
- KPMG Prize is awarded to the best graduate in the BSc Economics degree
- McKane Medal is awarded to the best final honours student in Economics
Graduate Careers and Achievements Students graduating with a degree in Economics from Queen’s are well placed to secure a range of employment opportunities in economics and related areas in the public and private sectors. In recent years, students have secured positions in economic analysis and appraisal with a range of government and other public sector organisations, specialist careers in banking and investment appraisal, as well as more generalist positions in economic consulting.
Further study is also an option open to Economics with Finance graduates. Students can choose from a wide range of Master’s programmes as well as a comprehensive list of research topics, as shown on the Queen’s Management School website.
Typical career destinations
Typical career destinations of graduates include:
- Professional Economists
- Financial Consultants
- Managers and Administrators in areas such as market research, advertising, sales and personnel
- Education, health or government departments
Graduate employers include:
- Ulster Bank
- Northern Ireland Civil Service
- The Treasury
- Dow Chemical
“The course provides a balance and comprehensive understanding of economics and finance. Final year provides the flexibility to choose modules that reflect my interests] and career aspirations. Since year one at Queen’s I have developed a strong skill set due to rigorous academic assessment combined with constant exposure to high quality academic staff and students.” Mark Carvill, BSc Economics with Finance