BA (Hons) Economics and Geography

BA (Hons) Economics and Geography

This degree will give you a broad understanding of how businesses affect the world around us, and how we can strive for more sustainable business practice. In your Economics modules you will investigate:

  • The relationships between the economy and politics, crime and business
  • Econometrics modelling
  • The distribution and allocation of scarce resources
  • Factors affecting income, wealth and wellbeing in an economy
  • Environmental economics
  • How economic metrics can be used to measure and enhance happiness in society

Meanwhile in Geography you will cover urban, social and cultural aspects of the subject, learning about:

  • Sustainability
  • Mapping, fieldwork and using Geographical Information Systems
  • The geography of Yorkshire

We make sure your learning is always kept practical and relevant through live projects and experiments. You will also have opportunities to enter economics competitions both within the university and on a national or international scale. We have close links with businesses across the region, and you will regularly hear from high profile guest speakers. These connections also provide opportunities for networking, internships and work experience placements.

While you study with us, we will fund your membership of the Royal Economic Society. This will enhance your professional profile in the industry. It also opens up extra opportunities for training and development, such as competitions, grants and conferences.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will give you the skills to succeed in many different careers relating to economics and geography. These include skills in critical thinking, data analysis, constructing arguments, communication, teamwork, researching and fieldwork.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Economics
  • Accountancy
  • Analytics
  • Local government and planning
  • Tourism management
  • Sustainability and conservation

Course Details

Optional Placement Year

As with all of our Business courses, you have the option to go on a placement year between years 2 and 3 of your degree. If you choose not to do a full year, you can do a shorter placement module in Year 2. You can also choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities.

Year 1

Principles of Applied Economics
Urban Geography
Practising Responsible Business Behaviours
Mapping the Geographies of Yorkshire
Economic Policy and Practice
Economic Geography Fundamentals
Social and Cultural Geography

Year 2

Society and Space
Labour Economics
Industrial Economics
Culture and Landscape
Geographical Thought
Research Methods
Professional Placement
Business, Creativity and Opportunism Skills for the Workplace of Today
Controversies in International Trade
Sustainability: Global Environmental Challenges

Year 3

Research Investigation
Critical Economic Policy
Cities in Transition
Applied Environmental Economics
Beyond Economics: Understanding the Changing Global Economy
Managerial Economics

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