Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

Our BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance course offers you a strong combination of essential business and finance topics alongside the core elements of an economics degree.

Degree Details

On our BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance course, you will study how the business and finance sectors operate, their role in modern economics and the essential tools for analysing them.

This course is developed around a framework of core economics and quantitative principles. You’ll learn a strong set of analytical skills that are highly relevant to the worlds of business and finance.

You will also develop analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, as well as proficiency in quantitative analysis and data analysis. The course will also help you to improve your written and oral presentation skills.

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Economic decisions are at the heart of every society, shaping the future of individuals, organisations, regions and nations. This hints at the variety of careers available to economists and the range of skills you can expect to develop by studying one of our courses.

The problem-solving nature of the subject, the highly relevant and applied focus of our courses, and the potential for experience you can gain from your Professional Training placement are all appealing to employers.

Recent graduates from our School of Economics have entered roles such as:

  • Consultant, Ernst and Young
  • Analyst, Bank of England
  • Financial Crime Associate, Deloitte
  • Assistant Economist, Home Office
  • Data Analyst, Nexmo
  • Technical Business Analyst, Acturis Ltd
  • Telecom Analyst, Efftel.



  • BSc (Hons):
    • ABB

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.

  • BSc (Hons) with foundation year:
    • CCC

Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

Please note: A-level General Studies and A-level Critical Thinking are not accepted.

GCSE or equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C (4). Additionally, GCSE Mathematics at Grade A (7) (or equivalent) is usually required but applicants with GCSE Maths at Grade B (6) and GCSE Physics or Chemistry at grade A (7) are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants with GCSE Maths B (6) and a Level 3 Core Maths qualification at grade B or A-level Economics A-level grade B (achieved or predicted) will also be considered. Applicants for the foundation year will be considered with Maths at Grade B (6). Applicants must have achieved the required GCSE grades at the time of making their application.

Other international qualifications

If you are an international student and you don’t meet the entry requirements to this degree, we offer the International Foundation Year, run by the Surrey International Study Centre.

English Language Requirements 

IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept.

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Year 1
  • Core modules:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Quantitative Methods for Economists
    • Economics and Society
    • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Optional modules:
    • International Business Environment
    • Mathematics for Economists
Year 2
  • Core modules:
    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Econometrics
    • Financial Management
  • Optional modules:
    • International Trade and Investment
    • Development Economics
    • Political Economy
Year 3
  • Core modules:
    • Financial Markets and Institutions
    • Monetary Economics
    • Research Methods in Economics
  • Optional modules:
    • Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
    • International Financial Management
    • Behavioural Economics
    • Dissertation (optional)
Professional Training Placement (optional)
  • Students can take a professional training placement between Years 2 and 3, which provides work experience and skills relevant to the degree.

How To Apply

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Duration: Full Time 3 years

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Fees: £31,500

Next intake: September 2024
February 2025