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Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

Keele University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home. This programme will enable you to extensively explore the world of economics and finance gaining subject knowledge and an analytical approach to individual behaviour, financial investments, policies and markets, with an emphasis on financial markets.You will learn a range of analytical and quantitative skills including practical experience using professional software such as Bloomberg and Stata.You will explore the economic behaviour of households, businesses and governments, the functioning of markets and the effects of fiscal and monetary policies. You will examine the behaviour of financial institutions, such as banks, hedge funds and portfolio managers, their instruments and how they interact in markets. Wider contemporary issues such as the ethics of banking and lending markets will also be analysed. The course will equip you with a range of skills and capabilities, both subject-related and more general lifelong skills of analytical ability, critical thinking and advanced numeracy. You will develop an awareness and confidence in using professional software tools, such as Bloomberg and Stata. These tools will enable you to analyse and interpret economic and financial data. Every year, at least one statistical module is compulsory, to prepare you to take advantage of the professional opportunities made possible by the big data revolution. All these skills are highly attractive to employers. If you decide to add a placement year, entrepreneurship year or study abroad option, you will get a further opportunity to build the skills to enhance your employability.You will have a foundation for many careers in business and government. You might work as an economist in the City or with the prestigious Government Economic Service. You could go into banking, insurance or management consultancy or use your transferable skills in an indirectly related career of your choice. You could go on to study at postgraduate level within these fields.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 103 1

    67th out of 78 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    111 50%

    65th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    30th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    96 43%

    70th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    62nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    36th

    18

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