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L161 - Economics and Finance

Economics and Finance

BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: L161
  • Full time
  • 3 years
  • Next start date: September 2020

This accredited 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.

Fees (per year)

  • UK/EU: £9250
  • International: £18000

Entry requirements

  • A Level: AAB
  • IB: 35 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21
Work placement opportunity Study abroad opportunity Professional accreditation

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.

You'll study in our state-of-the-art Business School and receive specialist career and business start-up support during your degree.

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.

Quality and ranking

  • 7th in the UK for graduate prospects in Economics – The Complete University Guide 2020
  • top 200 – Business and Economics category – Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018
  • top 20 in the UK – The Complete University Guide 2019 (Accounting and Finance category)

Modules and learning

Modules

The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or numbers of students interested in an optional module.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

You develop your awareness and understanding of core economics topics within micro and macroeconomics, alongside the principles of accounting and finance.

You'll be introduced to mathematical and statistical techniques, and develop a variety of IT and quantitative skills.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Financial Accounting 20
Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance 20
Economic Analysis 20
Statistical Methods for Economics 20
Mathematics for Economics 20
Economic Applications 20

You deepen your insight into the methods used by economists to understand the workings of the modern economy, and the relationship between government and the financial sector, with higher-level modules in microeconomics and macroeconomics.

The compulsory econometrics module equips you with an ability to interpret and evaluate the results of applied research in economics and finance.

You will also study topics in corporate finance that raise your awareness of financial issues in the business environment such as asset pricing and dividend policy.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
Corporate Finance 20
Economic Modelling 20
Microeconomic Analysis 20
Macroeconomic Analysis 20
Econometric Analysis 20
Optional Modules Credits
Financial Control 20
Intermediate Financial Accounting 20
International Economics 10
Economics of Regulation 10
Economic Evaluation and Investment 20
European Economics 10
Applied Economics 10
Groningen Economics Exchange 120
Mathematical Economics 10
HaSS Erasmus Exchange Semester 1 70 credits 70

You take modules in advanced micro and macroeconomic theory, as well as financial economics and international financial management. These give you the chance to undertake original research and apply your economic knowledge to a topic of particular interest to you.

You may also complete a dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to pursue a topic of original research.

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
International Financial Management 20
Advanced Microeconomics 20
Advanced Macroeconomics 20
Financial Economics 10
Optional Modules Credits
Financial Accounting 20
Management Accounting 20
Issues in Behavioural Finance 20
Derivative Markets 20
Taxation in Accounting 20
Labour Economics 20
Behavioural Economics and Experimental Methods 20
Economics of Banking 10
Advanced Econometric Analysis 10
Monetary Economics 10
Public Economics 20
Advanced Time Series Econometrics 10
Dissertation Part 1 10
Economics of Risk and Uncertainty 10
Health Economics 10
Industrial Economics and Policy 20
Dissertation Part 2- Independent Research Project 20
Game Theory 10
Development Economics 20

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

Your modules are taught via lectures and seminars.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Assessments

  • Dissertation or research project

  • Essays

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Projects

Skills and experience

Research skills

You have the opportunity to undertake an independent research project in your final year. This allows you to apply the tools of economic analysis you've learned throughout your degree.

You'll apply your economic knowledge to an area you're particularly interested in, gaining a grasp of cutting-edge research methods in economics, under the supervision of a University member of staff.

Opportunities

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.

Find out more about work placements

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.

Find out more about study abroad

Facilities and environment

Facilities

This degree is run by our triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

You’ll benefit from a world-class business education and leave as a socially responsible graduate, ready to challenge conventional business thinking.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School and our facilities

Support

This degree is run by our triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.

You’ll benefit from a world-class business education and leave as a socially responsible graduate, ready to challenge conventional business thinking.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School and our facilities

Your future

Join a network of successful graduates

Our economics and finance graduates are highly employable when they graduate from Newcastle University.

100% of our graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing their degree*, taking on roles within economics and finance sectors, with organisations such as:

  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Panmure Gordon & Co
  • Assurant

*Destinations of (undergraduate, UK and EU) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/2017

Economics careers

Economics graduates are highly employable. As well as a specific understanding of the subject, they have excellent numeracy, analysis and communication skills.

Graduate destinations vary widely in terms of the range of roles, employers, and 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.

Make a difference

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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+ inititiative.

Visit our Careers Service website

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

A Level

AAB

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

PARTNERS

Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria. 

Find out more about PARTNERS

Entrance courses (INTO)

International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

Admissions policy

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)

UK Students

£9250

International Students

£18000

The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.

As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).

The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.

Read more about fees and funding

Year abroad and additional costs

For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year. 

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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Scholarships

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How to apply

Apply through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
  • the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
  • the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

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