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The future of financial transactions, applications and management of finances is expected to be impacted heavily by FinTech. We have already started to see the application of FinTech e.g. cryptocurrency, crowdfunding, mobile payment systems in the business world and the economy at large. As such, it is important for future graduates to understand the trends and innovations in the financial industry. Students choosing this pathway will have a good grasp of not only the foundations and applications of FinTech but also on the strategic implementation of FinTech in the business world and the economy at large.

The extended course is perfect if you want a degree in economics but you don't meet the standard entry requirements. 

What makes this course different

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Optional placement year available

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Links with Industry

Students learn with relevant industry platforms/tools, such the Bloomberg terminals, the Amazon Web Services, Stata, Eviews, Power BI, SPSS, R, Microsoft Office.

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Industry 4.0

The syllabus prioritises skills and competencies relevant to the needs of the 4.0 economy. Students are taught relevant and topical subjects that have been co-developed with industry experts.

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The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).


This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a firm knowledge of ‘core’ economic and finance concepts, theories, ideas and tools and understand their application to a range of problems and relevance in a variety of contexts. Students will also learn about the strategic importance of FinTech in businesses and how technology can be implemented and managed in a variety of business contexts.

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.



  • Core Modules

    Developing Academic Skills

    The main aim of this module is to equip you and develop the academic skills necessary to study at an HEI. This includes an introduction to the structure of higher education and also the learning and study skills necessary to produce quality pieces of work.


    Inside Business

    This module is designed to give you a broad introduction to the main functions within a business, and assess how associated decisions are made. The aim is to provide you with an understanding of the relevance of these key topics in preparation for future studies in Business or its associated specialisms.


    Developing Academic Literacy

    The aim of this module is for you to develop confidence and autonomy through ‘learning by doing’ process. It will help you develop your academic literacy, appropriate academic voice and skills and to express argument(s) by using credible academic sources. Additionally, it helps you to apply theoretical concepts/positions in their coursework and also to demonstrate these properly in written form. It is also designed to ensure you understand the concept of academic integrity and associated protocols and the use of Word and referencing tools such as Endnote.


    The Global Business Enterprise

    This module aims to offers you with a sound base in business and enterprise and support further studies. The module is built around developing your knowledge of the environment within which business, enterprise and entrepreneurship operate and will give you a solid scaffolding for expanding their knowledge of the area.


    Connecting to Business and Employment through Volunteering

    This module provides you with the opportunity to engage in an activity as a volunteer in a social enterprise or charity. The experience will enable you to witness business processes practice and enables you to identify and try different styles of work. The activity itself will offer you with valuable networking opportunities, the development of employability skills, and experience that can enhance your CV.


    Employability in Hospitality, Events and Tourism (Mental Wealth)

    The main aim of this module is to familiarise you with the qualities required to identify, secure and retain graduate employment in the dynamic and customer centric industries of Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management. You will gain an understanding of the skills essential to working in the HET Industries to impact positively on the customer, ways of building relationships with customers and influencing positive experiences for the customer and business. This seeks to identify and meet the “soft-skills” and work readiness skills that most employers demand.
  • Core Modules

    Fundamentals of Economics

    The module aims to enable you to develop an understanding of the basic economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools and their real-world application.


    People and Organisations

    This module will introduce you to the variety of work organizations. You will also understand and explore the psychological, sociological and economic explanations of human behaviour in organisations.


    Fundamentals of Business Accounting

    This module will develop and prepare you for entry into the professional workplace or further studies in accounting and finance. As part of this module, you will learn and develop a sound basis of theory and principles, accounting techniques and skills necessary as a foundation for further study and practical experience in accounting.


    Business Law

    This module will provide you with knowledge of the constitution and forms of business entities. You will understand the relevant principles of UK law and the legislation governing the formation, structure, and operation of a business and its obligations. As part of the module, your will explore the legal obligations of a professional practitioner and of a professional practice in respect of employees. As you study the module and attend the law clinic, you will be able to analyse problems confronting a business, identify applicable legislation and apply appropriate legal principles.


    Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency

    The module will equip you to succeed in both your studies and subsequent career. This includes the development of individual non-cognitive intelligence; digital proficiency; and cultural intelligence.

  • Core Modules

    Intermediate Microeconomics

    This module will deepen students’ understanding of economic concepts in the areas of microeconomics. This module introduces tools that are fundamental to all the various forms and extensions of economics and is extremely useful for making decisions in business, government, and everyday life.


    Intermediate Macroeconomics

    This module will deepen your understanding of economic concepts in the areas of macroeconomics. This module introduces tools that are fundamental to all the various forms and extensions of economics and is extremely useful for making decisions in business, government, and everyday life.


    Financial Economics

    This module considers the main theoretical and applied aspects of the finance discipline. The main aim is to deepen your understanding of the workings of national and international capital markets and the interaction between such markets and economic units, such as households, firms, financial institutions.


    International Economics

    This module is designed to expand your knowledge of contemporary developments over trading relations in an international sphere, with emphasis on different theoretical approaches as well as contemporary developments in the global financial system.


    Introduction to Econometrics

    The module aims to provide a good understanding of the theoretical foundations of econometrics, and to equip you with the statistical tools to analyse empirical data.

    Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies

    This module will provide you with the opportunity to document the development of core employability skills and allow students to acquire tangible evidence to support your employability narrative at interviews.

  • Optional Modules

    Optional placement

    This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

    The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

  • Core Modules

    Corporate Finance

    This module aims to develop your understanding of corporate financial management decisions in the context of profit seeking organisations. You will also have the opportunity to examine and evaluate how such decisions may contribute to maximising shareholder value.


    Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy Practice

    This module will develop core employability skills and allow you to develop and demonstrate skills in (i) the analysis of a problem (ii) planning and organising a task, including time management (iii) exercising judgement in the light of observed and published data (iv) compiling a report, (v) teamwork and collaboration and (vi) use of appropriate technologies.


Knowledge is developed through:

  • Guided reading
  • Lectures/seminars
  • Knowledge-based activities (quizzes, exams, coursework) with feedback
  • Online discussions and activities
  • Reflective activities with feedback
  • Online discussions and activities
  • IT activities with feedback
  • Research skills-based activities with feedback


  • Individual and group coursework/reports
  • Oral and written examinations
  • Project work/dissertation
  • Case studies
  • Portfolio completion


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The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Dr Shazaib Butt

Dr Shazaib Butt is a lecturer in Economics, Finance and Risk

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Some of the career paths you could pursue after this degree are: investment analyst; business analyst/adviser; data analyst; economic adviser (for central or local government and businesses); postgraduate study. Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.