School of Economics and Finance

Why study at SEF?

Undergraduate studies within the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary, means rigorous, challenging and engaging training in economics that will help you realise your potential and develop your future career.

Your learning experience is characterised by three key principles:

  • Enquiry: acquire a deep and critical understanding of economics by coming in close contact with leading researchers in economics and finance both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Engagement: become a well-rounded individual through active engagement in the classroom and participation in various extracurricular activities organised by the School.
  • Development: learning is not only about knowledge but also about developing highly valued transferable skills (communication, presentation, team-working skills) that can give you a head start in your future career.


  • 2nd in London, top 15 in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018
  • The School of Economics and Finance ranks 1st among research intensive London institutions for overall student satisfaction in Economics, according to the 2019 National Student Survey.
  • According to 2019 National Student Survey 95% of the students agree that staff are good at explaining things and 94% agree that they were able to contact a member of staff when they needed to.
  • 10th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • Professional Body Accreditation: Investment Management Certificate (IMC) accreditation from the Chartered Financial Analyst Society UK (CFA) for BSc Economics and Finance, BSc Economics, Finance and Management, BSc Economics and International Finance and BSC Economics and Finance with a year in Industry.

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