University of Essex

251–300 th
World University Rankings 2019
22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Financial Economics and Accounting

What causes 'credit crunches', and how do their effects spread throughout the economy? What determines the value of Pound Sterling relative to the US Dollar or Euro? How do stock market prices affect asset prices? Financial events are rarely far from the forefront of headline news. They have an impact that extends far beyond the financial sector to affect almost every aspect of daily life, including income, employment, prices, property value and cost of mortgages. Our course is built on the core principles of economics and accounting, which are applied to your study of financial institutions (such as banks), financial markets (such as the stock exchange), and financial instruments. You receive a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics and mathematics, as well as training in quantitative research methods. Your study of accounting modules not only focuses on the preparation of financial statements, but also on theoretical aspects of accounting such as the need for accounting standards and conceptual frameworks, and covers topics including costing, budgeting and performance evaluation. You complete a project in your final year, which is an excellent way to evidence the skills you have learnt to future employers, or to prepare for postgraduate study.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-10-01
  • Location
    Colchester Campus,Colchester
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £14,020
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-10-01
  • Location
    Colchester Campus,Colchester
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £14,020
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250