Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

(BSc) Economics and Finance (with a study abroad year)

Entry for 2016

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course learning outcomes

Have demonstrated knowledge of the core principles of economics

Have demonstrated knowledge of the core principles of finance

Have demonstrated an understanding of those core principles as they relate to economic problems and issues

Have demonstrated a more detailed knowledge and understanding of an appropriate number of specialised fields of economics (e.g. labour economics, development economics)

Have demonstrated a knowledge of quantitative techniques appropriate to the study of economics or finance (as appropriate)

Be able to use the power of abstraction to focus upon the essential features of an economic problem and to provide a framework for the evaluation of the effects of policy or other exogenous events.

Be able to use the power of abstraction to focus upon the essential features of a finance problem and to provide a framework for the evaluation of the effects of policy or other exogenous events.

Be able to analyse an economic problem or issue using an appropriate theoretical framework.

Be able to analyse a finance problem or issue using an appropriate theoretical framework.

Have displayed a knowledge of sources and content of economic information and data

Have demonstrated a knowledge of how to conduct and evaluate empirical work

Have demonstrated an ability to carry out empirical work using appropriate techniques

Have demonstrated the ability to carry out self-directed study and research

Have demonstrated an understanding of appropriate concepts in economics that may be of wider use in a decision-making context (e.g. opportunity cost)

Have demonstrated an understanding of appropriate concepts in finance that may be of wider use in a decision-making context (e.g. discounting)

Have learnt to communicate economic ideas, concepts and information using means of communication appropriate to the audience and the problem at issue.

Have learnt to communicate finance ideas, concepts and information using means of communication appropriate to the audience and the problem at issue.

Have learned to appreciate the importance of, and be able to construct, rigorous argument to help evaluate ideas.

Have demonstrated a facility in numeracy and other quantitative techniques, such as correctly interpreting graphs.

Have demonstrated competence in the use of an appropriate range of computer software.

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn SemesterCoreContemporary Economic Issues (L1051)154
  CoreIntroduction to Economics (L1028)154
  CoreIntroduction to Mathematics for Finance and Economics (L1054)154
  CorePrinciples of Finance (N1560)154
 Spring SemesterCoreIntroduction to Statistics (L1025)154
  CoreMacroeconomics 1 (L1056)154
  CoreMicroeconomics 1 (L1053)154
  CoreTheory of Investments (N1553)154
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterCoreFinancial Institutions and Markets (N1554)155
  CoreIntroduction to Econometrics (level 5) (L1090)155
  CoreMacroeconomics 2 (L1032)155
  CoreMicroeconomics 2 (L1031)155
 Spring SemesterCoreAdvanced Macroeconomics (L1059)155
  CoreAdvanced Microeconomics (L1061)155
  CoreCorporate and International Finance (N1563)155
  CoreFinancial Derivatives (N1559)155
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
4Autumn SemesterCoreFinancial Econometrics (N1611)156
  OptionAlternative Investment Funds (N1596)156
  Blockchain Finance and Cryptocurrency Markets (N1621)156
  Economics of European Integration (L1066)156
  Environmental Economics (L1088)156
  Experimental Economics: Markets, Games And Strategic Behaviour (L1097)156
  Financial Risk Management (N1569)156
  International Trade (L1070)156
  Labour Economics (L1039)156
  Mathematical Statistics (L1079)156
  Monetary Theory and Policy (L1040)156
  Public Economics (L1091)156
  Understanding Global Markets (L1077)156
  Valuation of Companies and Cash Flow Generating Assets (N1591)156
 Spring SemesterCoreApplied Finance Project (L1094)156
  OptionBehavioural Economics (L1083)156
  Big Data and Economics (L1100)156
  Climate Change Economics (L1078)156
  Economics of Crime (L1101)156
  Economics of Education (L1098)156
  Financial Economics (L1095)156
  Global Economic History (L1093)156
  International Financial Management (N1548)156
  Principles of Banking (N1577)155
  The Britsh Economy in the Twentieth Century (L1102)156
  The Economics of Development (L1065)156
  Trading Strategies (N1592)156

About your joint honours course

Sussex has always promoted interdisciplinary study by encouraging students to combine different subjects and different approaches to learning. Joint-honours courses are an ideal option if you want to study more than one subject in depth. A key idea behind joint-honours is to experience the range of ways that different academic disciplines use to teach, learn and research. Those differences are stimulating and challenging, but they can also be confusing, so you will find some useful information below to help you get the most out of your course.

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