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  • Undergraduate
  • BSc

Economics, Finance and Data Science

A first-of-its-kind degree combining economics, finance, and data science and its applications

A unique degree for analytical thinkers who aspire for global impact

Study in the heart of London at a global top 10 university

Embark on a first-of-its-kind degree that offers rigorous study of economics and finance, combined data science

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • BSc

  • Duration

    3 years

  • Start date

    October 2024

  • UCAS course code

    L1N3

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • A*AA (A-levels)

  • 39 points (International Baccalaureate)

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Course overview

The BSc Economics, Finance and Data Science is a first-of-its-kind degree that offers you the rigorous study of economics and finance, combined with the learning of data science and its applications.

Our distinctive curriculum has been designed by leading academics at the forefront of each discipline with input from industry and public policy leaders. Enjoy the benefits of studying in the heart of London at a global top 10 university. You will join the Imperial College London community and be 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.

You will also develop essential skills identified by employers though specialist modules on effective communication, teamwork and emotional intelligence.

Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

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 a rich array of electives spanning economics, finance, 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.

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 will apply your learning to a final year project, explore another course from one of Imperial’s other departments, complete your essential skills modules, and choose six electives. Choose all electives from one area if you wish to specialise in that subject area.

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Teaching and assessment

Balance of teaching and learning

Key

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Independent study
  • Final project

Years 1 and 2

  • 25% Lectures and tutorials
  • 75% Independent study
  • 0% Final project

Year 3

  • 20% Lectures and tutorials
  • 60% Independent study
  • 20% Final project

Teaching and learning methods

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    Lectures
  • Four students sitting in a tutorial
    Tutorials
  • Computing labs
  • A person studying independently
    Independent learning
  • A group of people interacting
    Group projects
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment

Assessment methods

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    Coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Examinations
  • Problem sets
  • Project reports
  • Presentations
  • In-class quiz
    In-class or online quizzes

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Apply via UCAS | L1N3

UCAS institution code: I50

Application deadlines – 31 January 2024 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2024 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Home fee for 2023-24 was £9,250.

Overseas fee

2024 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2023-24 was £36,700.

Your future career

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With a combination of finance, economics, and data science, you will stand out in today's competitive market.

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A solid foundation in economics and finance will prepare you for a career as an analyst or as part of a global organization.

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