Kingston University London - Economics BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Economics BSc (Hons)

How does the way we produce the things we need and desire affect how we live together as a society? Are the systems by which we produce such things fair and sustainable? Economics helps us understand such real-world issues.

This course offers you a broad understanding of economics, looking at the subject from a range of perspectives and schools of thought. You'll explore why people, businesses, and governments make certain decisions and the consequences of those decisions. It'll challenge your intellect and develop your problem-solving and analytical skills.

You'll gain skills in data analysis, using industry-standard IT facilities. With well-rounded, independent, and critical thinking skills, you'll be highly valued by employers.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course received 100 percent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).
  • You'll study both mainstream and heterodox schools of thought. This will give you a wide perspective and help you to think ‘outside the box' – a definite advantage in the job market.
  • After your first year, you'll have the flexibility to switch to Financial or Business Economics or remain in the pure Economics program.

Entry Requirements

  • 112-128 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications); Degree with foundation year: 48 points
  • BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM)
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5

Career Prospects

Our graduates work in a range of occupations, such as economists in the City of London, the civil service (HM Treasury), the Bank of England, and managers and consultants at multinational companies. Many also progress to postgraduate study.

Career opportunities after completing Economics BSc (Hons)

  • Accountant
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Audit associate
  • Brand strategist
  • Campaign co-ordinator 
  • Financial researcher
  • Investment banker
  • Mortgage Consultant
  • Personal banker
  • Stockbroker
  • Trader

Course Details

This course builds your knowledge of core topics and different schools of thought in economics. The Economics BSc (Hons) explores why people, businesses, and governments make certain decisions and the consequences of those decisions. In the First 

Year provides a historical background to modern economics, whilst exploring a range of economic principles and perspectives. You will also begin to study the mathematical and statistical foundations essential to the study of economics. A


Year 2 further develops your knowledge of microeconomics (individual or company decisions) and macroeconomics (national decisions). You'll consider mainstream and alternative approaches to economic modeling. And explore current and recent issues eg. the global financial crisis, and China's growth.

Year 1

Becoming an Economist
Economic Policy and Principles
Economics Quantitatively Treated 1

Year 2

Contemporary Issues in Economics
Economics Quantitatively Treated 2

Final Year

Core Modules:
Working as an Economist
Advanced Economic Policy and Principles
Optional Modules:
Development Economics
International Trade and Finance
Mathematical Economics
Money, Banking and Financial Markets

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