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. Our BSc differs from BA Financial Economics in that you must take mathematical modules in your second year, in addition to the range of modules in economics, capital markets, financial innovation and monetary policy. Your placement year gives you the chance to gain more experience and become even more employable. In your final year you take Economic Analysis of Asset Prices, Economics of Bond and Derivatives Markets and International Money and Finance.