University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics

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Course summary

BA (Hons) Economics Choose an economics degree with a difference. We specialise in applied economics, setting you apart from graduates of more traditional courses. You’ll gain a solid grounding in economic theory but use that theory to address real-world business challenges. Why choose this course? It’s a dynamic, modern degree which fosters all the skills, vision and analytical thinking you need as an applied economist in business or consultancy. You’ll handle economic data, undertake research and reach high professional standards. Is this course for you? If you want a qualification that adds kudos to your CV, BA (Hons) Economics is for you. Economics graduates with knowledge of business and leadership – who can shape policy and drive change – are in great demand globally. How you will learn Practical scenarios are the cornerstone of this course. You could create an investment portfolio, take part in business panel debates and competitions, present your economic analysis at conferences, or create videos to bring your research to life. Our Financial Markets Lab offers you hands-on experience with information and technology used by financial professionals worldwide. Opportunities and experiences Our Applied Economics Project involves solving a real problem for a real business and you can deepen your insights further still with an optional placement year or summer internship. You have the chance to achieve the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate alongside your degree too. Professionally accredited This course is accredited by leading professional bodies the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning the course is mapped against the skills employers are looking for and provides you with additional awards and/or exemptions towards professional body memberships. Work placements and internships We'll encourage and support you to take work placements and internships. In between your second and third year, you can take an optional placement year or a summer internship. This is a valuable opportunity to gain experience and develop your practical skills, network and build your professional profile. Careers and employability You’ll graduate with an impressive portfolio of business, research and analytical skills. It’s your gateway to a coveted graduate training scheme, well-rewarded financial consultancy role or careers in government departments, development agencies and charities. Did you know? We also offer this course:

  • With a Foundation Year

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L346
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Unistats information

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88%
Student satisfaction
69%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Economics at University of Derby - UCAS