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Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University

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UCAS CODE: L161

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

This economics and finance degree will prepare you for a career in finance management and economics, with the skills and knowledge sought by employers across the globe.

Course overview

This Economics and Finance BSc Honours degree focuses on developing your understanding of modern economics and key finance topics. You'll gain the skills that are critical to succeed in the finance and economics sectors.

Studying a combination of topics across economics and finance, you'll possess in-depth knowledge in areas such as:

  • corporate finance
  • international financial management
  • financial economics
  • economic modelling
  • micro and macroeconomic theory

You'll graduate from Newcastle University as a confident economics and finance expert with an appreciation of how the finance sector and the economy interact, ready to take on challenging roles in these sectors.

Teaching methods

Your modules are taught via lectures and seminars.

Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can choose to spend 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

Our current placement students are in roles such as:

  • finance intern
  • finance analyst
  • business operations intern

They are working on the following projects:

  • preparing VAT packs for legal entities which operate within Romania and Germany at P&G
  • producing a new mechanism for tracking internal investment projects internationally at AMEX
  • responsible for tracking brand marketing expenses for consumer products at Johnson & Johnson

If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability.

Study abroad

Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.

You may choose to spend a year abroad as part of your degree in one of our partner institutions.

Alternatively, you may apply to spend Stage 2 studying economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands for a year.

Careers support

You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:

  • a careers conference called Future Focus tailored to the stage of your degree
  • interwoven employability provision
  • access to a dedicated placement officer within the Business School who can help you find a work placement in your area of interest
  • specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service and the Business School's careers consultants
  • career management sessions with a careers consultant
  • work experience opportunities while studying with us
  • Business School summer internship scheme

We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,400per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

Excluding General Studies. Guidance on preferred A level subjects can be found in the Entry Requirements for this degree at www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/ Achievement of a minimum of five GCSE grades A*-C or 8-4, or equivalent, is normally required.GCSE Mathematics grade A or 7 and English Language or Literature grade B or 6 required if not taken at A or AS level.

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 105 18

    26th out of 80 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    141 63%

    29th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    19th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    78th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    150 68%

    23rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    18th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    54th

    18

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