Economics and Finance (BSc(Econ))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc(Econ)

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 19700 per year

All study options

About Economics and Finance at Cardiff University

Learn from the best

Benefit from the expertise and support of research-active staff in a School ranked 1st for research impact.

Tailored to your interests

Specialise in industrial economics, economic history, labour economics or international economics.

State of the art trading room

Prepare yourself for trading and risk management in a controlled environment equipped with Investor Simulations, TRETS and Bloomberg.

Placement opportunities

Develop the skills, confidence and connections to accelerate your career.

Marked for excellence

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Finance professionals with the ability to put economic theory into practice are central to the success of contemporary organisations. So you'll be in high demand for roles in the public, private and third sectors with competitive salaries and excellent prospects for career progression.

Our BScEcon Economics and Finance is designed to equip you with practical skills and professional confidence for successful careers in banks, think tanks and financial and consultancy firms or in preparation for postgraduate study and research.

You'll develop quantitative and empirical research skills from our team of international researchers and professional economists. They'll introduce you to the challenges facing global financial markets with real-world examples while encouraging you to consider the social, economic and ethical implications of your professional behaviour.

Opportunities to specialise in financial economics, security analysis and portfolio management or corporate finance and strategy and train in our state-of-the-art trading room mean your learning environment is wide-ranging and varied helping you to prepare for a career where you can make a difference.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc(Econ)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19700 per year

Entry requirements

A Levels

AAB-ABB. Must include Maths.

Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in all communicative skills.

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

What students think about Cardiff University

    Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021

    Testimonial from Zoe, Biosciences, UK, 2021, student at Cardiff University

    Cardiff really is surrounded by some scenic gems. It’s in the middle of everything and is so well connected with transport links that you can get pretty much everywhere and anywhere you want. 

    Ellie, Journalism, UK, 2020

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    I chose Cardiff because it felt right. It was the first open day I attended and even on that first visit I just really liked the feel of the city, with it already feeling like home. 

    Thao, PhD in Business and Management, Vietnam, 2022

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    People are super friendly, and the city is affordable for students . . . There are also plenty of coffee shops and restaurants that you can hang out with your friends. 

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