University of Sussex Business School

Economics and Finance

(BSc) Economics and Finance

Entry for 2022

FHEQ level

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

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Course learning outcomes

Demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of the core principles of economic theories, data, concept and methodologies.

Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the past, current and potential issues in international development and also the theories and practices to deal with them.

Be able to work effectively in diverse teams as leaders and members.

Demonstrate awareness and understandings of ethical standards and behaviours in the arenas of research, analysis and policy

Be able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms the acquired knowledge of economics and international development to both specialist and non-specialist audience

Demonstrate independence and critical thinking in developing theories in economics and international development and apying them to internationa issues.

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 SemesterCoreFinancial Institutions and Markets (N1634)154
  CoreIntroduction to Statistics (L1025)154
  CoreMacroeconomics 1 (L1056)154
  CoreMicroeconomics 1 (L1053)154
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterCoreIntroduction to Econometrics (level 5) (L1090)155
  CoreMacroeconomics 2 (L1032)155
  CoreMicroeconomics 2 (L1031)155
  CoreTheory of Investments (N1553)155
 Spring SemesterCoreCorporate and International Finance (N1563)155
  OptionAdvanced Macroeconomics (L1059)155
  Advanced Microeconomics (L1061)155
  Applied Statistics for Finance and Economics (L1064)155
  Corporate Governance and Ethics (N1622)155
  Data Coding & Visualisation (L1006)155
  Environmental Economics (L1088)155
  Finance for Development (L1082)155
  Global Economic History (L1093)155
  Principles of Banking (N1577)155
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
3Autumn SemesterCoreFinancial Econometrics (N1611)156
  OptionAlternative Investment Funds (N1596)156
  Blockchains and Crypto Assets (N1621)156
  Climate Change Economics (L1078)156
  Economics of European Integration (L1066)156
  Economics of Public Policy (L1003)156
  Experimental Economics: Markets, Games And Strategic Behaviour (L1097)156
  Financial Risk Management (N1569)156
  Industrial Dynamics (L1103)156
  International Trade (L1070)156
  Labour Economics (L1039)156
  Mathematical Statistics (L1079)156
  Monetary Theory and Policy (L1040)156
  Topics in Growth and Inequality (L1104)156
  Valuation of Companies and Cash Flow Generating Assets (N1591)156
 Spring SemesterCoreApplied Finance Project (L1094)156
  OptionBehavioural Economics (L1083)156
  Digital Banking and FinTech (N1632)156
  Economics and Data Science (L1100)156
  Economics of Crime (L1101)156
  Economics of Education (L1098)156
  Economics of Gender and the Family (L1105)156
  Economics of Sports (L1004)156
  Financial Derivatives (N1559)156
  Financial Economics (L1095)156
  International Financial Management (N1548)156
  The British Economy in the Twentieth Century (L1102)156
  The Economics of Development (L1065)156
  Trading Strategies (N1592)156

Course convenors

Photo of Oussama BaherOussama Baher
Lecturer in Finance

Mohsen Veisi
Lecturer in Economics

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.

  • To find information about the individual modules that make up your course, go to the school that teaches the module. Each module is assessed by the school that teaches it, so on their website you will find (under “student information”) information about the assessment criteria being used, the referencing style you need to use for your work, contact times for your tutors, information about the student reps scheme and lots of other useful information.
  • To find general information about joint honours, use the Frequently Asked Questions list
  • For information about the rules and regulations that govern all Sussex students, start with the general student handbook
  • For help in improving your study skills, using the library and with careers, try the Skills Hub.

And if you have any other questions, contact the convenors for your course; they are here to help you.

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The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.