BSc Finance and Economics
4 Years
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BSc Finance and Economics

About the Degree

Learn about the constantly evolving financial sector, within the wider, more philosophical, context of economics. Discover how financial markets operate, the behavioural side of finance and company financing.   

Study traditional economic theories including macroeconomics, microeconomics, and quantitative methods, alongside heterodox methods looking at how economists think, analyse, and problem solve Lift your competency in quantitative and data analysis as you work on your problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Practise how to communicate your findings and conclusions coherently, a crucial skill in business.  Explore potential ways of addressing real-world problems from a financial, ethical, and economic perspective.

Be encouraged to think independently, challenging theory where necessary, and with good reason. 

Get active support in boosting your CV through industry placement, study abroad or internships (including the latest online bite-sized digital experiences).     

Above all, you are mentored and supported, to aim high to achieve future personal and professional success. 

Why this programme?

  • A practical programme backing up theory with professional skill development
  • Strong academic culture built on supporting and celebrating each other
  • Ranked 8th in The Guardian University Guide for Economics (2023)

What will I study?

Foundation Year

Level Four(likely topics of study)

Level Five(likely topics of study)

Level Six(likely topics of study)

career opportunities

100% of University of  Hertfordshire finance graduates are in employment or further study 15 months  after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018- 2019). In addition to  this, the average salary of our finance students 15 months  after graduation is £24,000 (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017- 2018).  

Many of our graduates have  also found work in the public sector and private sector, in roles such  as Accountant, Finance Administrator, Billing  Co-ordinator, Payroll Assistant, Fund Administrator  and Internship in Finance. 

In the last few years, our  graduates have also gone on to work for reputable employers such  as HMRC, PWC, Citibank, Royal Bank of  Scotland, Santander and Hilton Worldwide. 

Our aim is not only to  teach you the principles of financial and economic theory but how  to use those theories in practical business environments. This is the reason  why so many of our students thrive in industries after graduation. 

Just like every University  of Hertfordshire course, this BA is firmly focused on employability – giving  you the skills and experience to become a highly sought-after graduate. Your  degree can be a launch pad into a whole range of careers, from banking to  accounting, trading to IT. Whether you start an innovative small business or  work for a major international brand, with your Hertfordshire BA under your  belt, you’ll have an exceptional head start. 

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