Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance

Learn how economic decisions affect us as individuals and society as a whole. This Economics and Finance course combines studying economics with analysing financial markets and institutions. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in finance or economics.

Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you'll need to take. Please see the programme specification for the most up-to-date module lists.

You'll learn from our expert teaching staff, whose research has influenced international policy.

In your first year you'll learn how to use our Bloomberg Trading Suite, and have the chance to gain a Bloomberg Markets Concepts qualification.

You'll take core modules in:

  • microeconomics
  • macroeconomics
  • quantitative methods
  • finance
  • accounting

You can also take modules from the Economics department, Business School or from other departments across the University. You could choose modules in:

  • portfolio theory
  • principles of finance
  • empirical finance
  • international trade

As part of this course you can also:

  • spend a semester abroad in your third year
  • spend a year in employment
  • gain vital work experience on our Student Innovation Projects

You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in finance or economics. You could also go on to further study.

Admission requirements


AAB or ABBB including Mathematics (minimum grade B)

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including in Higher Level and 5 points at Higher Level Mathematics: (Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation)


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AB from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade B)
  • DD in the BTEC Diploma plus B in A-level Mathematics
  • DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Economics Skills and Employability 1
  • Economics with Data
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Introduction to Accounting and Financial Control
  • Introduction to Management
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Economics

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Year 2

  • Applied Econometrics
  • ECON Dissertation: Prelim Info
  • Econometrics with Big Data
  • Economics Skills and Employability 2
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Business Research
  • Development Economics
  • Financial Accounting 2
  • Financial Management
  • Games
  • Industrial Economics
  • Principles of Audit and Taxation
  • Topics in Macroeconomics 2

Year 3

  • Economics Skills and Employability 3
  • Empirical Finance
  • Principles of Finance

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Alternative Investments
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation: Literature Review
  • Dissertation: Research Project
  • Dissertation: Research Topics
  • Financial Analysis, Information and Markets
  • Futures and Options
  • International Banking
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomic Policy 3
  • Risk Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300


  • Final award: Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))
  • Name of award: Economics and Finance
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career paths

Employability is an essential part of our economics courses, ensuring you're equipped for a successful postgraduate career or further study. You'll be able to take an optional employability module designed to boost your professional skills.

Our economics and finance graduates have gone on to work as:

  • economists
  • actuaries
  • statisticians
  • investment analysts
  • financial advisers
  • accountants
  • management consultants
  • business analysts
  • marketing professionals

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