Economics: Financial Markets

Over the past few months in the UK we have had a very clear demonstration of the power of financial markets. Yet despite their profound influence over our lives, there remains a strong sense of mystery about how they really work. On this course, we will cover both the theory and real-world operations of such markets, looking at what causes fluctuations in the values of shares, and why they matter to the broader economy. As well as considering the market as a whole, students will look at the practicalities of building up an investment portfolio, and decision-making about potential risks and rewards by individual traders and investors.

We will also examine the bond and other debt markets – how does a country borrow money to cover its public spending, who decides on the interest rates, and what happens if a state defaults on its obligations? 

Finally, we will cover the basics of cryptocurrencies, and their impact on the broader financial landscape.

All of our online courses consist of small seminar groups, with lots of opportunities for discussion and debate with peers as well as learning from our expert tutors. This will be a fully live and interactive event, with summary notes and a certificate of attendance issued upon completion of the course.

This style of learning is an excellent preparation for further study, and should give participants a real taste of economics as an academic subject, enabling students to make a more informed choice about future study or career options.

For currently available dates, full practical details, and a link to the booking form please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

‘It was great! Tutor was lovely with a small group of students and explained everything very well. I learned so much about a topic I knew almost nothing about, and enlightened me about possible modules I can take at uni that I didn’t know that I would enjoy previously.’

‘It is a challenging course however it is fun and is a very good insight into markets.It is also very inspiring.’

‘The course will give you an understanding of how the stock market operates. You will be taught about the different types of investments for example bonds, shares, currencies and derivatives and their respective advantages. You will also learn about how money works and how it can cause an increase in exports or imports in a country. I signed up to this course to see if I wanted to do Economics at Uni not having done it at school. The course was very well structured and taught and I understood everything, enjoying every bit of it!’

‘The course is very much like being in class but where you can go into depth about what you really want to study within a topic and not just the whole topic itself. The course also allows you to hugely expand your knowledge from what you already learn at A level.’

 

Click here for more reviews of our economics courses, or on the trustpilot link below for general reviews.

‘The course is very much like being in class but where you can go into depth about what you really want to study within a topic and not just the whole topic itself. The course also allows you to hugely expand your knowledge from what you already learn at A level.’

‘It was great! Tutor was lovely with a small group of students and explained everything very well. I learned so much about a topic I knew almost nothing about, and enlightened me about possible modules I can take at uni that I didn’t know that I would enjoy previously.’

Click here for more reviews of our economics courses, or on the trustpilot link below for general reviews.

Practical Details

The Financial Markets course is an online event for students aged 15-18.

This is a two-day course, taking place on the 18th – 19th February. Teaching hours on each day will run from 10am till 3.30pm, with a break for lunch, and an independent study task.

This is a live online event, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate. The event will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video connection.

The cost of the two-day Financial Markets course is £195 per student. You can see our full booking terms and conditions here.

You can book online using the link below, or if you have any further questions, please call us on 0800 8101058, or email info@debatechamber.com.