Richmond, The American International University in London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics with Foundation

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Course summary

There are many reasons why taking this programme with a Foundation option could be the ideal choice; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have tried other options such as apprenticeship and want to change direction or have been living abroad. Whatever your starting point, studying this programme with a Foundation option offers you a great opportunity to gain both a UK and US degree and start the adventure of a lifetime, studying with us in the world’s top student city. This is what our Foundation option can offer you:

  • Start this programme with lower entry qualifications, see our website for further details
  • A four year, full-time degree programme with an extra summer semester in Year 1, so you can study at your own pace
  • Timetabled English and study skills classes to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • Great student support including a Personal Academic Advisor, with help on housing, health and wellbeing, financial guidance and careers advice from our award-winning Student Affairs team
Economics is about a different way of thinking and looking at the world. You can rely on the lens of economics to explain almost anything about your environment. This broad-ranging BA Economics degree offers formal and rigorous training in economic theory and offers many examples of their real-world applications, providing you with excellent career prospects and invaluable skills for life. The first year at Richmond commences like our other BA programmes with a pioneering liberal arts programme which is inter-disciplinary, encompassing areas such as science and creativity. This programme will develop your key transferable skills which include communication and creative thinking. All in addition to a course which will give you a thorough grounding in economic ideas. You will begin the second year with an introduction to the economics of development, followed by an exploration of the worlds of microeconomics and macroeconomics. In your third and fourth years, you’ll be able to specialise in electives which appeal to you, as you choose from subjects such as Money and Banking, Global Energy Politics and International Finance. Diversity and innovation are shown in courses like Behavioural Economics which will open up more opportunities. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake an internship in a leading financial organisation, alongside a research project on a topic of your choice, improving your career options. We run an active Economics and Investment Society which organises talks and events, to give a fresh take on Economics. You can also participate in the events we organise for our Wellbeing Research Centre. For top reasons to study this programme, please visit: https://www.richmond.ac.uk/undergraduate-programmes/ba-degree-in-economics/

Course details

Modules

The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgments and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
RF10
Institution code:
R20
Campus name:
Chiswick Park Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4-9 (or equivalent)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14750 Year 1
International £14750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Economics with Foundation at Richmond, The American International University in London - UCAS