You will graduate equipped with skills for a career in financial management in the global marketplace. You study topics such as:
- corporate finance
- financial accounting
- international financial management
You also develop a thorough understanding of modern economics, including:
- financial economics
- economic modelling
- micro- and macro-economic theory
You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in our new Business School building, and specialist career and business start-up support.
This degree is also available with a placement year or with a study abroad year.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
Economics at Newcastle is highly regarded, achieving a 92% overall student satisfaction score in the 2016 National Student Survey.
Work placement (optional)Work placement (optional)
Gain valuable industry experience with a 12-month work placement in a UK or overseas business.
We have recently placed students in companies including: IBM, Disney, Procter & Gamble, Nissan, Marks & Spencer, Unilever, Accenture, Cummins, GSK and Microsoft.
You'll receive support from the Business School's dedicated Placement Officer and the University's Careers Service to help you find a placement that matches your skills and interests.
Find out more about how we enhance your employability on the Business School website.
Study abroad (optional)Study abroad (optional)
You can study abroad between Stages 2 and 3 through the Erasmus exchange scheme. This extends your degree to four years.
You'll spend the year studying at one of our partner universities in Europe. We currently have partners in:
Alternatively, you can apply to spend Stage 2 studying economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
This is a fully integrated study abroad experience, taught in English, which counts directly towards your final degree mark. Places are available on a competitive basis.
Facilities and supportFacilities and support
This degree is run by Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within Newcastle's emerging business district. Our Business School's facilities include:
- 120 PCs across three hi-tech computer clusters
- Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building
- social spaces for learning and relaxation
- bookable meeting rooms
Take a virtual tour of our building.
You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:
- specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service
- career management sessions with our dedicated Business School Careers Adviser
- an Annual Career Development Week, to help you improve your employability skills and meet potential employers
- work experience opportunities while studying with us
- Business School summer internship scheme
We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.
You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.
There's also a Board of Students so you can share your views about the degree.
Teaching and assessmentTeaching and assessment
Modules are taught via lectures and seminars.
Assessment is mainly through unseen examinations at the end of each semester (January and June). A proportion of your marks will also be based on in-course assessment of essays and projects.
Find out more
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University
Compare this course
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Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.
Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS
To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
UCAS codes for Newcastle University
- institution name - NEWC
- institution code - N21
Ask your teacher or adviser from your school or college for the UCAS buzzword. You need the buzzword when you register on the Apply system. This makes it clear which school or college you are applying from.
All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.
If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.
Making your application
On the UCAS website you can also find out more about:
- application deadlines and other important dates
- offers and tracking your application
Application decisions and enquiries
Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.
Economics and Finance careers
Economics graduates are highly employable. Apart from the specific understanding of the subject, employers value the skills of numeracy and analysis, the ability to communicate and the capacity to grasp broad issues which our graduates acquire. Graduate destinations vary widely in terms of the range of roles and employers, including regional, national and international organisations, across many sectors.
Whilst only a few economics graduates may be expected to become professional economists, many find it an excellent base for entry into a rewarding career in finance