What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB (including Mathematics at grade B or higher) A level General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship are not accepted
plus grade B in A level Maths
IB 33 points including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics
136 UCAS tariff points (typically AAB or ABB with a relevant EPQ)
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers64%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This world-class degree will enable you to understand the economics of financial markets and develop the analytical abilities of a trained economist, preparing you for a wide range of career and study options. 100% of our graduates were in employment within 6 months of graduating and they had an average starting salary of £26,000 (Destinations of leavers of Higher Education 2015). This course aims to develop your analytical abilities in economics, providing you with the quantitative skills required to analyse financial markets. Successful completion is a signal to prospective employers of your sound knowledge and understanding of the macroeconomic and microeconomic principles underlying various types of financial markets and instruments. For example, you will understand the design and pricing of options, futures and other derivatives, the pros and cons of financial regulation or the optimal asset management within firms. At City, you will learn the latest developments in all major fields of economics in a highly energised and supportive environment from lecturers recruited for their research excellence.
The first year lays the analytical and conceptual foundations of economics with modules covering examples of the real-world application of economics to important fundamental problems. First year core modules include: Introduction to microeconomics, Introduction to macroeconomics, Mathematics and statistics – 4 modules, Mathematics for Economists post A level 1, Mathematics for Economists post A level 2, Topics in applied microeconomics and Topics in applied macroeconomics. The second year allows you to develop your core skills by intermediate-level courses. You can also begin to specialise in financial topics. Core modules include: Global financial markets Intermediate microeconomics Intermediate macroeconomics, Introductory econometrics, Intermediate econometrics and Intermediate mathematical methods.
Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.
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