University of Exeter
Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)
University of Exeter

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BSc Economics and Finance explores modern economics and its application to financial systems and organisations. It introduces advanced financial techniques such as derivatives pricing, risk management and portfolio management. This programme will also develop your ability to critically analyse economic events and their impact on financial markets. The programme will enable you to can become involved with FEELE, our research centre for experimental economics, which involves participating in practical experiments that test theories of financial behaviour.

Our graduates find employment with financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, pension funds, investment and unit trusts, as well as stock-broking and financial advisory work. This programme aims to provide a theoretical background of relevance if you wish to follow a career in finance. The programme is also an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in finance and economics.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 28 graduates of Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) at University of Exeter for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Finance.

Overall student satisfaction
88 /100
28 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) at University of Exeter

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32000 £38000 £51000
25-75 percentile range £28500 - £39000 £31500 - £46500 £41000 - £67500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Finance

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28601 £31974 £42762
25-75 percentile range £24065 - £34160 £24892 - £42048 £30343 - £57314

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Economics and Finance, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) at University of Exeter

55% Finance Professionals
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Excluding General Studies. A level Mathematics at Grade B required.

Mathematics Grade B required.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 12 L3 credits at Merit Grade in an acceptable Mathematics subject area. Please also see our GCSE requirements.

Mathematics Grade B required.

Applicants will be considered with IB 38-36 OR 766 or 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Grade 5 in HL Maths (Analysis and Approaches OR Applications and Interpretations). Maths Studies is not accepted.

A level Mathematics grade B also required.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
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Tuition Fees Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £19500 year 1
International £19500 year 1

Additional fee information

For full details regarding tuition fee and other costings, see:

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

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About University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a government funded research university based in Exeter, Devon, in the South-West region of England. The university has two campuses in Exeter, which are known as Streatham and St Luke’s, while another two are situated in the coastal town of Cornwall, known as Truro and Penryn. Something for prospective students to be aware of is that the University Exeter works in collaboration with Falmouth University under the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative.

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