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Course summary

This degree gives you an in-depth understanding of economic theory and the skills you need to work in sectors like finance, commerce and industry. Our graduates earn an average starting salary of £27,621 within 15 months of graduating (latest Graduate Outcomes 2018/19, published in 2021). You'll learn from experts whose research has influenced international policy in areas like labour markets and the pharmaceutical industry. You'll be able to design your own experiments in the behavioural economics laboratory and experience a realistic trading room environment in our Financial Lab (FinLab). You'll also have the freedom to shape your studies by choosing optional modules to suit your interests or career plans. You could also: • Spend a year in employment • Gain vital work experience on a Student Innovation Project • Spend a semester abroad • Gain exemptions from professional accounting bodies and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Choose Southampton and you'll also be joining a department ranked Top 20 in the UK for Economics and Econometrics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).


Please see course page online for list of core and optional modules. You can choose between a number of 'pathways' through the degree, to reflect your background and interests. Module choices in year one are dependent on whether you have studied economics at A level. Please see course page online for list of core and optional modules:

Assessment method

We'll assess you using: coursework, lab reports and essays; dissertation; group essays; individual and group projects; self-assessment; teamwork; written exams

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. As A level Mathematics is required for this programme, all equivalent qualifications also need an equivalent of A level Mathematics, grade B. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications please contact the Admissions Team at [email protected]

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £20340 Year 1
EU £20340 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Economics at University of Southampton - UCAS