Financial crisis. Unemployment. Immigration. Market competition. Economics helps us shape the present and improve our future. You apply the core principles of economics to the study of banks and other financial institutions, financial markets (such as the stock exchange) and financial instruments. You study all aspects of economics and mathematics and explore quantitative research methods. In your first year you take an optional module from across the social sciences. During your second year, you develop your knowledge in economics and finance and can take mathematics modules. In your final year you study Economic Analysis of Asset Prices, Economics of Bond and Derivatives Markets and International Money and Finance.