Economics with Banking, BSc Hons

  • Do you have an analytical mind? Like solving business problems? Want to be a finance and investment analyst?
  • According to the Economist, we are one of three universities leading the way in keeping economics degrees relevant.
  • Study a degree ranked first in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2017).



This innovative economics degree has been designed to take a broader approach to economics and to enable students to confidently apply economic theory to the world.

According to The Economist, we are one of only three UK universities taking a broader approach to economics. We are leading the way in which the subject is taught, and are considered a leading model by many universities.

This degree will give you a rigorous grounding in economic theory, as well as solid training in quantitative subjects. You will also have the opportunity to gain subject-specific knowledge of the behaviour and practice of banks, international regulation and finance, and the place of financial systems in microeconomics. 

You will study courses in micro and macroeconomics, global banking and finance, economic history, and monetary economics. Other subjects include applied econometrics and quantitative methods. You will also undertake a project in economics and international business.


You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year, providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates. Previous university students have secured placements at IBM and Northern Trust.

Experience abroad

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

We will encourage you to join societies such as Trading and Investment and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities.

The Economics and Business Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers. 


Our economics programmes were ranked:

  • First in London for student satisfaction in both the Guardian University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2017.
  • Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.


The aims of this degree are:

  • To provide a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of actual economies and to underpin this with techniques in economic analysis using mathematical and econometric models and economic data
  • To provide subject specific knowledge of behaviour and practice of banks, other financial intermediaries and the place of the financial system in the economy
  • To provide you with the ability to understand the major debates in monetary economics.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 

GCSE mathematics with a minimum of grade B and English language with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

What people say

"From university I have gained valuable knowledge that is going to determine my future life. I have good friends and I have become a better person in the sense of presenting myself and talking to people."

Aicha Sam (Ivory Coast)    
BSc Hons Economics with Banking Graduate

Extra information


Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Take-home tests
  • Oral presentation
  • Portfolio assignments
  • Coursework.

Professional recognition

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).


Graduates in economics with banking can pursue a range of entry-level jobs in banking, finance, insurance, stock markets, sales and marketing. You can begin your career with government enterprises, public undertakings, investment firms, education, advertising, commercial management and research, business journals and newspapers.

Outstanding alumni careers: Feng Zhang - Economist. Researcher. Cultural ambassador.

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Find out more about our careers and employability support.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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