Economics at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

This degree offers you formal and rigorous training in economic theory with real-world applications. It will help you develop your own perspective on the economy to stand out from the crowd. Why study BA Economics at Goldsmiths

  • This degree is unique because it presents a pluralist view of the economy. We provide formal and rigorous training in economics and its different schools of thought, giving you a comprehensive perspective.
  • We’ll help you develop your own perspective on the economy, which will make you stand out from the crowd.
  • You’ll learn to evaluate arguments and evidence from different sources, as well as use different theories and concepts together with quantitative methods, to formulate and address questions about crucial real-world problems.
  • Our graduates start careers in a wide range of jobs including in consultancy, finance, data analysis, government, and creative industries.
  • Through the Turing Scheme, you can spend half of your third year at a university in Europe. You'll experience a different culture and academic environment, and you'll have the option of learning or improving a foreign language.
  • You'll be part of the Institute of Management Studies, which is highly interdisciplinary and has academics researching not only in economics and political economy, but also in consumer theory, management, business psychology, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • We focus our teaching efforts on a small cohort of students per year. By doing so, we give you the opportunity to interact a lot with lecturers and other students.
  • You’ll learn in small groups and will be assigned a personal tutor for the three years of your programme. Your tutor will meet regularly with you, follow your progress, and help you whenever you need.


Year 1 (credit level 4) In your first year, you'll take the following compulsory modules: Introductory Economics Economic Reasoning Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Economy Mathematics for Economics and Business Identity, Agency & Environment 1 Identity, Agency & Environment 2 Year 2 (credit level 5) In your second year, you'll study the following compulsory modules. Intermediate Microeconomics Intermediate Macroeconomics Quantitative Economics Applied Quantitative Economics History of Economic Ideas Economic History My Career Strategy or Goldsmiths’ Social Change Module In addition, you will choose an optional module. Options include: Accounting and Finance, Development Economics, Money, Banking and the Financial System, Entrepreneurial Behaviour, and many more. Year 3 (credit level 6) In your final year, you take three compulsory modules. International Economics Public Economics Communications and Presentation Skills You'll then take at least one, and up to three of the following modules. Manias, Bubbles, Crises and Market Failure Individual and Institutional Economic Behaviour Gender, Race and Economic Relations Depending on how many modules you have already selected, you can then choose 2 - 4 modules from the Institute of Management Studies or other relevant options in other departments. Choices include: From National Statistics to Big Data, Behavioural Economics, Gender, Race and Economic Relations, and many more. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Economics at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS