Economics at University of Southampton - UCAS

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 £29,100 within 15 months of graduating (latest Graduate Outcomes 2019/20, published in 2022). 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 15 in the UK for Economics and Econometrics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023).


You will study various topics covering the fundamental aspects of Economics. You can choose between a number of 'pathways' through the degree, to reflect your background and interests. Module choices in year one depend on whether you have studied economics at A level. Some of the modules you may study include Principles of Macroeconomics; Econometrics with Big Data; Behavioural Economics. Please see the course page online for a 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

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Main Site - Highfield Campus
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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]

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English language requirements

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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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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Economics at University of Southampton - UCAS