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Economics and Finance (Industry) BSc (Hons)

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

BSc Economics and Finance (Industry) combines the broad sweep and critical thinking of Economics with the focus on markets and investing of Finance. The programme is flexible after the first year of your studies, allowing you to choose modules based on your strengths and interests as they evolve. You’ll benefit from our specialist careers coaching throughout your degree which is designed to prepare you for the career you want.You will learn from leading academic researchers and expert practitioners in Economics and Finance, and you will begin by learning the foundations of Finance theory and methodology, and the fundamentals of Economics.Your first year includes the modules Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Methods for Economics, and Principles of Economics A. These will introduce you to the key principle of both fields and are designed to give you strong foundations for the remainder of your degree.In your second year you will learn about Asset Pricing, Financial Accounting and Econometrics, amongst other topics.Your third year is spent in industry. You’ll be supported in securing a placement, with past students joining companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England. Roles on offer range from project management and logistics to investment, business development and risk. Most placements are in the UK but there are some options overseas.In your final year, you choose all your modules, from Game Theory, Portfolio Management, Financial Markets, and Advanced Corporate Finance, among other options.Alongside all of these academic modules and throughout all three years of your study, you will have modules on careers and employability led by our Careers Coaches. These are designed to prepare you for interview, internships, and to show you what careers will be available to you.Throughout your studies, you will be led by academics at the frontier of financial research. Our researchers work on major European projects, including investigating how to apply artificial intelligence to banking, and on the art, precision and effectiveness of factor investing and hedge fund strategies. We have developed strong links with the Bank of England, top asset management companies, financial regulators and economists across the world. Our connections with Invesco allow us to deliver joint-conferences and seminars, providing you with insights from both top academics and industry professionals.We teach Economics from the ground up, as such you do not need an A level in Economics to enrol in this course.The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.Our Economics and Finance degrees are highly valued by employers. Graduates from this programme work as economists in the public sector and in academia, but also in banking, professional services, International business and international organisations.

Application deadline

25 January

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

Subject requirement: B in A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics


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University information

Lancaster University

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  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Lancaster’s community is made up of people from over 100 countries giving students opportunities to make lifelong connections that cross borders and cultures.
The university has dedicated support available for international students.

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    17th out of 104 3

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    139 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    140 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%



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