Financial Economics with Accounting (BSc): 3-year, full-time

Year of entry


Start date

October 2017


Central London


Fully Approved




3 years full-time


3-4 evenings a week, September to June

This is a joint undergraduate programme, on which you will gain accounting skills as well as an extensive knowledge of the financial sector. The course is designed to provide a core of technically demanding, yet applications-oriented, skills in finance, economics and accounting. It features 2 pathways, which allow you to focus either on the technical or the applied aspects of financial economics with accounting.

This is a rigorous course that combines an open admissions policy with high standards. Where there are gaps in your previous education we will fill those gaps, but you will also achieve the same standard of training in the core skills of finance, economics and accounting as in any other financial economics with accounting degree in the UK.

This course is also available for part-time evening study over 4 years.

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Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • The programme offers a well-integrated interdisciplinary core, allowing you to obtain a broad and balanced perspective, while the unique 2-pathway structure allows you to tailor your studies and focus on either the technical or applied aspects of financial economics.
  • Birkbeck's unique evening teaching gives people who care about their future something special: the opportunity to study at one of the world's top research-intensive universities and to move forward with their life goals at the same time.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of our research outputs in Economics were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England.
  • You will be taught by academics who are professional practitioners in the world of economics and international finance, and who provide specialist advice and in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks.
  • The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department, which creates significant inter-disciplinary synergies.
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Course structure

This course is made up of a sequence of 15- and 30-credit modules totalling 360 credits over 3 years.

The programme offers 2 pathways, starting at the beginning of Year 2. The exit awards are BSc Financial Economics with Accounting and BSc Applied Financial Economics with Accounting, respectively.

In Year 1, you take 4 compulsory modules.

In Year 2, you take 5 compulsory modules.

In Year 3, you take 3 compulsory modules and 1 or 2 option modules to make up 30 credits.

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Year 1 compulsory modules

Year 2 compulsory modules BSc Financial Economics with Accounting pathway

Year 2 compulsory modules BSc Applied Financial Economics with Accounting pathway

Year 3 compulsory modules BSc Financial Economics with Accounting pathway

Year 3 compulsory modules BSc Applied Financial Economics with Accounting pathway

Option modules

Please note that the list of available option modules may change from year to year.

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