About the course

Indicative course structure

This course combines two highly respected subjects to give you a powerful business degree with real career potential. You’ll learn from Hertfordshire Business School’s highly experienced, research-active academic team. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the role finance and economics plays in the health of an economy, as well as have the opportunity to become part of a new generation of international financial experts.

As well as deepening your knowledge of these important areas, your lecturers here at Hertfordshire will be firmly focused on your employability, giving you the advanced skills that employers today demand.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 BA (Hons) Finance and Economics
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 BA (Hons) Finance

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Why choose this course?

  • Understand the role economics and finance play in analysing current problems.
  • Develop a firm understanding of key business functions, the industrial structure of market economies and the global environment.
  • Learn how to analyse data from a financial point of view.
  • Enhance your experience through a 12-month work placement or study abroad year.

Course details

What job can I get?

Just like every University of Hertfordshire course, this BA is firmly focused on employability – giving you the skills and experience to become a highly sought-after graduate. Your degree can be a launch pad into a whole range of careers, from banking to accounting, trading to IT. Whether you start an innovative small business or work for a major international brand, with your Hertfordshire BA under your belt, you’ll have an exceptional head start.

Teaching methods

Alongside traditional teaching methods of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we operate a web-based student support system called StudyNet where you can expect to find a range of material and communications about every module.

The teaching method for most modules on the course is a one hour lecture followed by a one hour seminar. Typically, a new topic will be introduced in each lecture. The seminars provide an opportunity to discuss and obtain feedback on the topic introduced in the previous week's lecture. Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examination. Coursework may take a variety of forms and could be individual or group work.

Study Abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Find out more http://www.herts.ac.uk/international/exchanges-and-study-abroad/study-abroad

Work Placement

As with all our courses students have the opportunity to complete a sandwich placement, which will usually last for one year. During this time you will be employed by the company and will subsequently be paid; for students on placement salaries have ranged from £11,500 - £14000. In past years students have completed placements with:

  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Clark & Co Accountants
  • Lloyds TSB


  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Introduction to Microeconomics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introduction to Macroeconomics 15 Credits Compulsory
    The Finance Professional 30 Credits Compulsory
    Economics Tools and Techniques 30 Credits Compulsory
    Principles of Finance 30 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Exploring Business Ethics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Econometrics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Consumers, Firms and Markets 15 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Markets and Instruments 15 Credits Compulsory
    Business Finance 15 Credits Compulsory
    Enhancing Employability in Finance 15 Credits Compulsory
    Macroeconomics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Business Economics Techniques 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Anatomy of Financial Crises 15 Credits Compulsory
    Money, Banking and Finance 15 Credits Compulsory
    Analysis of Current Issues in Finance 30 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Aspects of International Business 15 Credits Compulsory
    Industrial Organisation 15 Credits Compulsory
    HBS Placement 0 Credits Compulsory
    Modern Econometrics 30 Credits Optional
    Industry Practice for Economic Professionals 15 Credits Optional
    Corporate Financial Strategy 15 Credits Optional
    Behavioural Finance 15 Credits Optional
    Public Finance 15 Credits Optional
    Economics of Strategy 15 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12350 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1540 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

    View detailed information about tuition fees

    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    Entry requirements

    UCAS points A Level BTEC
    104 BCC DMM

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 3 Years
    • Sandwich, 4 Years
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


    Start DateEnd DateLink
    21/09/202027/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    23/09/202023/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    22/09/202022/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)


    Start DateEnd DateLink
    21/09/202127/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    23/09/202123/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    22/09/202122/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    Optional Sandwich Placement or Study Abroad year
    We welcome applications from international and EU students