Business Finance and Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 10.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.7 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
200 place StudyQA ranking:6972 Duration:36 months

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This degree is offered in conjunction with Norwich Business School and will appeal to those who are interested in the finance side of a career in business or management. Your training will ensure a thorough training in both economic analysis and managerial economics, including management-based approaches to understanding organisations, incentives, motivation, teams and leadership.

Teaching, Assessment and Feedback

Teaching methods are designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the subject, as well as developing the analytical, presentation, teamwork and communication skills sought by employers.

A typical Economics' degree module has two lectures and about one seminar per week. While lectures are attended by all students, seminars are held in smaller groups of 12-18 students to promote more student/teacher interaction. This will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, discuss the economic issues the module deals with, and to give presentations on selected topics. Some seminars are in the form of computer lab sessions, and, in quantitative economics modules, students analyse economic data using statistical software packages.

Assessment for most Economics' modules is usually a combination of coursework and a May-June examination, although some modules have coursework only (sometimes in the form of a project). For coursework you might be asked to write 2 essays at different times during the semester, or to complete a home assignment which might involve computing work, or to engage in a group presentation. Our Economics Guide to Study Skills contains information on essay writing, seminar participation, examination skills, and curriculum vitae preparation.
Although all students are encouraged to work independently, we are happy to help students if there is a need for one-to-one tuition: you can drop in on the lecturer of each module during his or her weekly office hours, or email him or her for assistance. There are a variety of channels designed to provide students with feedback on modules and the degree programmes - these include the Economics Staff Student Liaison Committee where any issue relating to the academic or social well-being of UEA Economics students can be raised.

Career Opportunities

An Economics undergraduate degree offers excellent career prospects. In a survey of recent economics graduates, 83% were in long-term full-time employment, and 15% were undertaking further vocational or academic study (eg MA, MBA, PhD). The University of East Anglia provides a professional Careers Centre and, together with the School's Academic Careers Adviser, we will help students to choose their career path and develop their employability skills.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 14720 Year (Non-EEA)

Home/EU £9,000; International £12,550

Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Year 1

You will take compulsory introductory modules in economics and business. Gaining these skills is crucial in developing a strong foundation in the relevant economics and business disciplines. The compulsory modules you will take in each School are: Introductory Economics; Introductory Mathematics and Statistics for Economists; and Core Business Disciplines.

Year 2

You will strengthen your understanding of the macro and microeconomy, by covering material from the first year in greater depth and by studying new areas. In Applied Economic Analysis you will continue to build your statistical skills, while simultaneously applying the techniques you will acquire in a module specifically designed to enhance the employability of our economics graduates. You will also be able to choose modules taught by the Norwich Business School such as:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Information Systems for Management
  • Business and Company Law
  • Management Accounting.

Year 3

You will take two compulsory modules advanced economic modelling and theory in both macro and microeconomics in the year long module Advanced Economics; and The Economics of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets. The remainder of your third year allows you to choose from a broad curriculum of economics or business disciplines such as:

  • Development and Economic Growth
  • Labour Economics
  • Industrial Organisation and Competition Economics
  • Government, Welfare and Policy
  • Option Pricing and Financial Risk Management.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 78

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


Candidates will be expected to have 3 A levels (see below for typical offer). Please note: We do not accept A level General Studies as one of these.
For students without A level Mathematics, we offer a modified version of the "Introductory Mathematics for Economists" module in the first semester of Year 1.

There is a special non A level teaching track enabling students to start from a very basic level and learn the complete range of mathematical skills that are required later in the degree.

Candidates with equivalent qualifications to the A level requirement are encouraged to apply (eg International Baccalaureate; Access to Higher Education certificate). International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.
Students should also have 5 GCSEs including English (grade C) and Mathematics (grade B).

Students for whom English is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
  • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.


The University of East Anglia will be charging International students £12,200 for all full-time School of Economics undergraduate programmes which start in 2012.
The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

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