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Economics, Finance and Banking BSc (Econ) (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science in Economics (with Honours) - BSc Econ H

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


The financial sector – which includes banking activities such as lending, accepting and safeguarding money – is a key element of a functioning economy.

If you have an interest in financial markets and the banking industry, and want to understand how financial services and wider economic factors affect the sector, this BSc (Econ) (Hons) Economics, Finance and Banking degree course is ideal.

You'll get a comprehensive understanding of economics theory and learn to apply it to the fields of finance and banking, using real scenarios. You'll build on your maths and statistics skills, and learn data analysis and research methods, gaining a clearer view of the how and why of the financial sector.

In years 2 and 3, you can choose modules that match your interests and career ambitions on specialist subjects such as game theory, public sector economics and economic policy.

You'll have the opportunity to apply your skills in the workplace on an optional sandwich year after year 2. You can also experience another culture by spending this year studying abroad.

After the course, you'll be set for a career in areas such as investment banking, tax consultancy and risk management. Your knowledge and skills will make you a valuable asset to any business.

This degree shares some first-year elements with several other economics courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course after year 1 if you develop an interest in a specific subject area.

What you'll experience

On this degree course you'll:

  • Learn from active researchers, whose expertise on topics such as herding behaviour and anti-competitive practice in foreign exchange markets is helping shape our society and the economy
  • Get a comprehensive foundation in economics with a focus on the world of finance, covering topics on money, banking and financial markets
  • Develop the maths, statistics and research skills you need to be a competent economist
  • Tailor your studies to focus on the specialist topics that interest you
  • Use the latest econometric software, such as eViews
  • Analyse market movements and learn to make fast-paced investment decisions using our Bloomberg Suite, the trading platform used by professionals
  • Get the Bloomberg Certificate as part of your studies, demonstrating to future employers that you know your way around the Bloomberg Suite

Careers and opportunities

The skills you learn on this degree are in high demand in the public and private sectors.

When you complete the course, you'll be prepared for work in areas such as commercial and investment banking, accounting, tax consultancy and risk management. Your skills and knowledge will also be an asset in most business settings.

Previous students have secured jobs in organisations including Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Barclays Corporate Banking in roles such as:

  • Financial analyst
  • Actuary
  • Investment analyst
  • Trader in financial assets
  • Purchasing and acquisitions officer
  • Econometrician
  • Performance analyst
  • Financial accountant

You could also study a postgraduate qualification or apply for a graduate development scheme.

Work experience and career planning

To help you secure a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course to develop your skills and build links in the industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 103 1

    51st out of 78 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    112 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    108 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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