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BA (Hons) Economics, Banking and Finance

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Three years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

2019 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above)
BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

Please see Entry Requirements below.

  • Opportunity to take a sandwich year to study abroad or for a professional placement.
  • Innovative, engaging course covering aspects of economic and finance.
  • Enhance your employability and skills with an industry placement. 
  • Ideal for those looking for a career in financial services, banking, building societies and other financial institutions.


This programme provides a detailed overview of the financial sector in order to maximise your career prospects.

The financial services industry continues to seek graduates with a solid understanding of economic theory, accounting practice, financial institutions and regulations.

The ethos of the course is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experiences you need to be a ‘career ready’ graduate, with a particular emphasis on you as a future manager; a manager with a balanced knowledge of economics, banking and finance.

You will develop your understanding of the policies, problems and processes that shape the strategic management of banking and finance and guide day-to-day operations. But the course is not all about ‘number crunching’. We also develop your judgement and intuition.

As you progress through your degree, you will have the opportunity to specialise in the areas that interest you most. Our teaching philosophy ensures that cross-disciplinary issues are taught and discussed in all modules, so you develop breadth as well as depth of knowledge.

When you graduate you will be well placed to work with banks, building societies and other financial bodies, as well as those institutions charged with the regulation of financial markets and services.

Sandwich year

There is also an opportunity to take a sandwich year, in order to study abroad or develop your skills in a professional placement.

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Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Career opportunities

The financial services industry continues to need and recruit graduates who have a solid understanding of economic theory, accounting practice, financial institutions and regulations.

Students graduating from this course would be attractive to banks, building societies and other financial institutions concerned, for example, with insurance.

We would expect that graduates would also be attractive to those institutions charged with the regulation of financial markets and services.

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Academic Requriements

2019 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

Candidates should normally hold GCSE Grade C or equivalent. The numeracy of non-traditional entrants will be evaluated during the admissions process.

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.


Lecturer in Economics and Finance