l161 - Economics and Finance BSc

Economics and Finance BSc Honours

UCAS Code: L161 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

On this degree you'll develop a thorough understanding of financial management and economics.

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At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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You will graduate equipped with skills for a career in financial management in the global marketplace. You study topics such as:

  • corporate finance
  • financial accounting
  • international financial management

You also develop a thorough understanding of modern economics, including:

  • financial economics
  • economic modelling
  • micro- and macro-economic theory
You graduate with an appreciation of the interaction between the finance sector of the economy and the wider economic environment.
You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in our new Business School building, and specialist career and business start-up support. This degree is also available with a placement year or with a study abroad year.

Highlights of this degree


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Course Details

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

PLEASE NOTE: If you are required to take the University English Language assessment, or equivalent, and achieve below 70 you must take INU9094 Writing for Business School Undergraduates and/or INU9052 Listening and Speaking Practice Sessions (Part 1) AND INU9072 Listening and Speaking Practice Sessions (Part 2) on a NOT FOR CREDIT basis (in addition to the 120 credits listed above).

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 20 credits of modules from the following list:

Work Placement (L166)/Study Abroad (L167)

Between Stages two and three, you have the option to spend a full academic year on a work placement with an approved organisation.

You will complete the following modules:

Alternatively you may apply to spend Stage 2 studying economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands for a year which counts directly towards your final degree mark. If you do this you must pass the following module in order to progress to Stage 3:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take 50 credits of modules from the following:

Either 40 credits from the following list:

Plus 10 credits from the list below.

Or All 50 credits from the list below:

    Entry Requirements

    All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

    If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

    The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our Admissions Policy (PDF: 71 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.


    Economics and Finance careers

    Economics graduates are highly employable. Apart from the specific understanding of the subject, employers value the skills of numeracy and analysis, the ability to communicate and the capacity to grasp broad issues which our graduates acquire. Graduate destinations vary widely in terms of the range of roles and employers, including regional, national and international organisations, across many sectors.

    Whilst only a few economics graduates may be expected to become professional economists, many find it an excellent base for entry into a rewarding career in finance – including accounting, insurance, tax and banking, or management.

    In recent years our graduates have been successful in obtaining employment in a variety of major national and international firms in the financial and commercial sectors, and in manufacturing, retailing and IT, as well as in the Civil Service and the public sector – for example, in the health and education sectors. Some graduates go on to undertake postgraduate studies, either in economics, research, teacher training or further qualifications in specialist areas.

    Find out more about the career options for Economics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

    What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

    See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

    Careers and employability at Newcastle

    Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

    96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

    Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

    Fees & Funding



    Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

    • institution name - NEWC
    • institution code - N21

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