BSc (Hons) Economics

BSc (Hons) Economics

On this course you will develop your knowledge of economic principles and learn to apply this to real situations and challenges. We will discuss how the economy is affected by issues relating to crime, fiscal policy, political issues and international constraints. You will also investigate how economic metrics can be used to measure and enhance collective happiness in society. Through practical investigation you will learn the essentials of econometrics modelling, and go beyond them to explore experimental economics.

We have close links with businesses across the region, and you will regularly hear from high profile guest speakers. This includes representatives from the Bank of England as well as well known private organisations. These connections also provide opportunities for networking, internships and work experience placements.

We make sure your learning is always kept practical and relevant by embedding field trips, live projects and experiments at every level of study. You will also have opportunities to enter economics competitions, both within the university and on a national or international scale.

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 GCSEsat 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. These include skills in researching, constructing arguments, communication, teamwork and decision making.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as an:

  • Economist
  • Consultant
  • Accountant
  • Policy advisor
  • Analyst
  • Stockbroker

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

Practising Responsible Business Behaviours
Principles of Applied Economics
Perspectives on Economic Growth and Development
Developing Analysis Techniques
Economic Policy and Practice
Market Equilibrium and Market Failure

Year 2

Econometrics Modelling
Labour Economics
Economics of Crime
Industrial Economics
Research Methods
Controversies in International Trade
Professional Placement
Business, Creativity and Opportunism Skills for the Workplace of Today

Year 3

Research Investigation
Experimental Economics
Critical Economic Policy
Economics of Happiness
Beyond Economics: Understanding the Changing Global Economy

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