BSc Economics and Finance

University of York
York, England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 69,305

Entry Requirements

  • A levels: AAA*-AAA
  • Essential subject: A level Mathematics grade A or equivalent.
  • We will only accept either A level Economics or Business Studies, but not both, from candidates who are taking both.
  • International Baccalaureate: Obtain the Diploma with 36 points with a minimum grade of 6 points in three Higher Level subjects.
  • Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers: AAAAA at Higher Level and AA at Advanced Higher Level.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAAAB
  • BTEC: BTEC Extended Diploma with DDD (may very for combined programmes)
  • European Baccalaureate: An overall average of 85%.

Other qualifications

  • Cambridge Pre-U: D3, D3, D3.
  • Access to HE: Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 30 credits achieved from units awarded Distinction and 15 awarded Merit or higher. We strongly recommend some Level 3 units be taken in mathematical subjects.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all units or equivalent.
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component.
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): grade A
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): grade C


First year

  • Economic Policy
  • Economics 1
  • Historical Perspectives on Long Run Economic Growth
  • Using Mathematics in Economics
  • Introduction to Statistical Theory
  • Introductory Statistics
  • British Economic and Social History since 1939

Second year

  • Econometrics for Economists
  • Financial Economics and Capital Markets
  • Introduction to Accountancy
  • Macroeconomics 2
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Britain’s Prime & Decline
  • Commodity Markets
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Development Economics
  • Dynamic Modelling
  • Econometric Theory I
  • Econometric Theory II
  • Economics of Population
  • Introduction to Experimental Economics
  • Making Poverty History
  • Origins of the British Industrial Revolution

Third year

  • Economics 3
  • Principles of Corporate Finance & Derivative Securities
  • Monetary Economics
  • Structure & Regulations of Financial Markets
  • Alternative Perspectives in Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Economics
  • Bubbles, Panics and Crashes
  • Econometric Methods for Research
  • Economics of Social Policy
  • Economics Project
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • International Economic Growth and Development
  • International Economics
  • Introduction to Time Series
  • Labour Economics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Structure & Regulations of Financial Markets

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