Financial Economics and Econometrics BSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom
Financial Economics and Econometrics BSc
Next enrollment cycle January 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,852,217
Course Accredited By CIMA
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus, with state-of-the-art learning and facilities exclusive to Leicester School of Business students. Our Financial Economics and Econometrics BSc explores the fascinating world of pricing, interest rates and shares, and how rational (or even irrational!) decisions affect them.

  • We will prepare you for specialist quantitatively orientated careers in financial economics, research and forecasting, as well as those in the areas of business and investment management and finance.
  • You will explore the global role of financial systems in modern economics and learn to analyse the impact of economic events on financial markets. You will become a proficient user of financial software and complex data sources which will enable you to better understand the impact and reach of economic decisions.
  • You can choose to study the syllabus for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate, helping prepare you to take the examination for the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate directly with the CFA. In addition all of our economics degrees are accredited by CIMA, the professional body of management accountants.
  • An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network. Your time with us will also equip you with the research techniques that are vital to postgraduate study.
  • The close relationship between research and teaching is one of the great advantages of studying with us, and we welcome talented students from countries all over the world. Our staff are active researchers of international renown, and have acted as advisers and consultants to many international and national organisations, including the European Central Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank of Poland, the Central Bank of Greece and a number of UK Government departments.


  • Citizens of Change 100 Scholarship - Anyone holding an offer of a place at Leicester - 50% fee reduction in first year
  • Science and Engineering International Merit Scholarship - International-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester College of Science and Engineering - £3,000 or £5,000 per year
  • Family Loyalty Discount - Any child, sibling or spouse of a Leicester student or graduate - 10% fee discount
  • Media, Communications and Sociology International Merit Scholarship - International-fee-paying students applying for an undergraduate degree in the University of Leicester School of Media, Communications and Sociology - £3,000 or £5,000 per year
  • Music scholarships - Talented musicians/singers at Grade 6 or above - £500
  • Sports scholarships - Students who compete at regional, national or international level - Facilities, coaching and financial support
  • ULSB International Merit Scholarship - Students applying for a degree in the University of Leicester School of Business, starting September 2022 or later - £3,000 per year

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB including Maths at Grade B or above. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies or Critical Thinking not included. Own language may be considered.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include Maths at grade B.
  • GCSE: English Language grade C (4)
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 at Distinction and credits equivalent to A-level grade B in Maths. 
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Full Diploma with 30 points, including a minimum 5 in HL Maths.
  • BTEC Extended National Diploma: DDD in Business diploma with strong GCSE background and A-level Mathematics at grade B. 
  • Other national and international qualifications considered.
  • Second Year Entry is not possible on this course.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Business.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1

  • Microeconomics
  • Calculus and Optimisation
  • Probability and Probability Distributions
  • Macroeconomics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistical Inference
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics, Finance and Business (year-long module)
  • Our two Econometrics courses share the exact same first year. This means that you can switch to the Economics and Econometrics BSc at the end of your first year.
  • (It is not possible to switch to any of our other Economics courses as those have a different first year.)

Year 2

Core modules

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics 1
  • Econometrics 2
  • Principles of Finance
  • Money and Central Banking
  • Principles of Banking

Option modules

Choose one option module from:

  • Firms, Markets and Welfare
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Economic History

Final Year

Core modules

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Econometrics 3
  • Investment Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Econometrics Project

Option module

Choose one option module from:

  • Mathematical Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Science

Then choose two option modules from:

  • International Finance
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Accounting
  • Economics of Health

Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)

  • On a ULSB course you have the option of spending your third year gaining work experience on an industry placement or studying abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you can continue studying and complete your degree in three years.

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