BSc Economics, Finance & Data Science

BSc Economics, Finance
and Data Science

A unique degree for analytical thinkers who aspire for global impact

With the rapid development of technology and our increasing reliance on data, the ability to analyse and interpret complex information is becoming increasingly valuable. Our BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science has a distinctive curriculum, designed by leading academics at the forefront of each discipline with input from industry and public policy leaders.

Combining the power of finance, economics and data science, the course develops essential skills identified by employers.

You will enjoy the benefits of studying in London at a global top 10 university, learning both inside and outside the classroom. You will be a member of the Imperial College London community and welcomed into Imperial College Business School, where you can also benefit from our network of students, alumni and employers. Through a unique combination of subjects, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, data science and machine learning, you will develop the analytical skills and coding capabilities required by the next generation of economists, policy experts, business leaders, and researchers to address the big issues of our time. 

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Combining the power of finance, economics and data science

in Europe (Imperial College London, QS World University Rankings 2023)
in the world (Imperial College London, QS World University Rankings 2024)
city for students (London, QS Best Student City Rankings 2023)

Course content

This course is both in-depth and tailored to you, involving a combination of scheduled teaching, independent learning, and coursework. You will be taught through lectures, tutorials, as well as computing labs. In the first two years, you will get a solid grounding in all subjects, with the flexibility to specialise in one area in year three. This will help you prepare for further study in that field or support a particular career goal. Alternatively, you may maintain a broader view of all subjects. 

Please note that these are subject to change and more may be added over time or removed based on course feedback. Registered students and staff will be consulted and informed in a timely manner. 

All modules in the first two years are compulsory for all students. They are designed to provide a theoretical and practical grounding in all three subject areas of the degree.

In year three, you design your learning by choosing from an array of electives spanning finance, economics and data science, as well as other areas of expertise offered by the Business School. You may concentrate in one area in order to specialise, or mix them for a broader learning experience.


To understand the causes and possible solutions of key issues such as climate change, global inequality, and economic development, you will explore economic frameworks that analyse how people, firms and governments behave and interact with each other to determine income, wealth, and well-being. 


You will develop a core understanding of financial markets, financial institutions as well as the design of financial instruments. In accounting modules, you will construct and interpret financial statements, and in corporate finance, you will explore how firms can maximise value through financing and investment decisions. 

Data Science

You will learn to programme from the outset, which alongside modules in machine learning, databases and cloud computing, will offer you the tools with which to address a wide range of empirical questions, using both small and large datasets. 


We will use a mix of assessment types to ensure we are able to assess your learning in the best way possible. This could include:





Computing practical assessments


Group work

Your future

The BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science is set against the backdrop of increasing demand for graduates with academic training in economics and finance whose analytical skills are complemented by data science and coding capabilities. You will develop the skills needed to succeed in a range of roles in industries such as technology, finance, consulting and the public sector, including central banks, regulatory bodies, as well as think-tanks and international organisations.

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Frequently asked questions

The degree offers an in depth study of Economics at the undergraduate level and will prepare you for further study in that field if you choose that path. You will get a solid grounding in all three subjects in your first two years with the option to specialise in economics or any of the other two areas in your third year if you so desire.

Find out more here.

We will consider applicants who have retaken subjects. As part of completing your UCAS application, you are required to provide a complete academic record which is true and accurate. We will be looking at whether you've managed to improve on your previous grade, and whether your newest predicted or achieved grade is realistically achievable and meets our minimum entry requirements.

You can find details of campus events and opportunities, such as Open Days here

If you are unable to make these dates, a virtual tour of our campus is available here. 

Regrettably, we are not able to accommodate requests for individual visits and meetings.

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