Economics and Finance (Top-up) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This is a top-up version of our Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

This degree will prepare you for a career in finance and economics. You’ll explore precise economic methods, quantitative techniques and contemporary analytical tools. Our Bloomberg Room will allow you to look at market data, news and analytical information used around the world in banks and investment houses.

More about this course

On this Economics and Finance degree you'll develop real-life knowledge and understanding of fundamental financial concepts, financial techniques and economic theory.

During the course you'll be taught to use the same tools as finance professionals in the City. We are one of the few universities that will offer you the chance to directly use Bloomberg data, information and analytics throughout your course. In our Bloomberg Room you can discover information about current financial businesses and analyse the latest facts and figures of the financial market.

You'll be taught by internationally recognised economists who bring contemporary case studies to the classroom and deliver the latest insights to enhance your education. They will teach and assess you to mirror the real and practical needs of the finance sector. The combination of economic methods, quantitative techniques and up-to-date financial analysis applied in the teaching will give you a strong background from which to pursue a career in finance.

At London Met you’ll have access to advice and guidance from our careers service. We'll provide training in job searching, completing applications and interview techniques to help you secure the role you want.


You'll develop your knowledge and skills through a variety of assessments involving industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports, computer-based projects, group presentations, scenario simulations and seen/unseen examinations.

This variety will enable you to demonstrate your new-found strengths and abilities to future employers in a wide range of circumstances.

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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:

  • 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject
  • 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics 
  • Fin Instruments and Financial Engineering
  • Creating a Winning Business 2
  • Learning through Work 2
  • Professional Experience Year Placement
  • Development Economics and Emerging Markets
  • Economics of Human Resources
  • Economics of Multinational Business
  • International Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Personal Finance

After the course

The skills you'll acquire on this degree are highly valued by national and global organisations. Economics graduates are among the highest paid of all graduates.

Our economics and finance graduates have progressed on to various professions - roles include business analyst, financial case handler, data and operational analyst, and compliance assistant. They work for well-known corporations such as Nationwide, the FDM Group, Lloyds and BNP Paribas. Roles like these in banking and finance, as well as managerial, consultancy and research work in both international corporations and governments, are all open to you on graduation of this degree. 

You can also go on to study a postgraduate course if you wish to take your studies further.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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