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Financial Economics and Banking BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

How does modern economic study relate to the banking system and financial markets? What role do financial systems play in global economics and how can we better understand their true impact? These are big questions, but you’ll break them down by studying the very fundamentals of economics.Be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with state-of-the-art learning and facilities exclusive to Leicester School of Business students. Our BSc Financial Economics and Banking will introduce you to a broad range of topics including banking, financial intermediation, asset and liability management, financial decision making and financial markets and institutions.This wide range of topics will give you an in-depth understanding of the way that financial organisations and markets work. You will learn to apply economic theory in financial contexts, for example the appraisal of competing investment opportunities and how government policy influences the stock market and the banking sector.The course will familiarise you to techniques such as derivatives pricing, risk management methods and portfolio management, while you will also become a proficient user of financial software and complex data sources which will enable you to better understand the impact and reach of economic decisions.You can study the syllabus for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate at the School of Business, helping prepare you to take the examination for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate directly with the CFA. In addition, the Financial Economics and Banking BSc is accredited by CIMA, the professional body of management accountants.An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network. Your time with us will also equip you with the research techniques that are vital to postgraduate study.The close relationship between research and teaching is one of the great advantages of studying with us, and we welcome talented students from countries all over the world. Our staff are active researchers of international renown, and have acted as advisers and consultants to many international and national organisations, including the European Central Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank of Poland, the Central Bank of Greece and a number of UK Government departments.The first year of this degree is shared with the following BSc degrees:Business Economics BScEconomics BScEconomics and Accounting BScThis means that you have the option to switch to any of these courses at the end of your first year.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,500per year

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

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University information

University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 105 4

    56th out of 80 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    125 56%

    43rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    28th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    95th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    126 57%

    37th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    53rd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    75th

    9

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