The UK is the world’s prominent financial centre. Government figures show financial and insurance services contributed £119 billion. in gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy in 2017 – 6.5% of the UK’s total – with half of this accounted for in London.
This course aims to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the role of financial systems and markets play in our modern world, both here in the UK and within an international context. We will cover the determinants of the supply of money, the impact of interest rates, pricing strategies and how to manage risk and uncertainty on the stock market.
One of the largest Business Schools in Europe, Coventry is rated ‘excellent’ by Eduniversal. You can benefit from industry-standard facilities, including the largest academic trading floor in Europe. Our experienced teaching team aim to share their professional or research expertise, having worked for organisations such as the Financial Service Authority, run national training courses for the Economics Network and published in leading journals, including The International Journal of Economics and Business Research.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This degree is one of three pathways we offer in the field of economics; the others being Economics and Business Economics.
For greater flexibility, all of our Economics degrees have a common first year. This gives you the chance to experience and achieve a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles, along with relevant quantitative techniques and skills, before you make your decision about which area you’d like to specialise in, depending on your interests or career aspirations.
In addition to the financial sector, economics graduates are employed in a range of sectors and roles. They work in manufacturing, transport, communications, consulting, charitable organisations and public services such as the National Health Service (NHS).
Students at Coventry can benefit from our long-established links with HM Treasury and other government departments, which regularly offer a number of internships, as well as a unique mentoring programme for our students. Each academic year second year students have the opportunity to be paired with employees of different departments and can explore a variety of tasks and career opportunities, receiving assistance in the design of their curriculum vitae with a view to future employment.
On successful graduation, you should possess an in-depth knowledge of economics theories and models, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and mathematical ability. You should also demonstrate a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.
On successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of careers in investment banking, accountancy, tax consultancy, government economists, auditing, derivatives trading, management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and many more.
Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career
Where our graduates work
Recent graduates from our economics courses have found employment in a wide variety of careers including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Bank of England, Government Economic Service (GES), Vodafone and HSBC. A number of our graduates have also gone on to postgraduate study and professional training, such as teaching.
In addition to the financial sector, economics graduates are employed in a range of sectors and roles.
They work in manufacturing, transport, communications, consulting, charitable organisations and public services such as the National Health Service (NHS).
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