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Course summary

This degree offers you rigorous training in economic theory and a range of quantitative techniques. It also provides a deep understanding of economic contexts, so that you can use the most appropriate data and techniques for each problem you address. Why study BSc Economics at Goldsmiths

  • The BSc Economics offers you rigorous and relevant training in economic theory, economic history, modelling, coding, statistics, and econometrics with real-world applications. You'll investigate broad empirical questions that explore the different uses of data within economics and the social sciences.
  • We offer you an understanding of the real-world context of economics. So that you'll be able to effectively use the most appropriate data and techniques to solve key empirical problems in today’s economy.
  • You'll learn in small groups and will be assigned a personal tutor during the three years of your undergraduate degree. Your tutor will meet regularly with you, follow your progress, and will be your first point of contact in our programme. See what our students say about the small-group teaching environment.
  • London is the financial hub of the UK and you will have access to today’s best business leaders, economists, and policy practitioners.
  • The BSc Economics gives you access to a wide range of jobs in consultancy, finance, data analysis, and government. Recent employers include Lloyds Bank, Deloitte, KPMG, CapGemini, Public Health England, Civil Service Fast Stream, Department for Transport. They also go on to postgraduate studies at top institutions in the UK and abroad. Institutions include Cambridge, LSE, New York University, King’s College London and Imperial College..
  • Through the new UK Turing Scheme, you can spend half of your third year at a university in Europe. You will attend modules, experience a different culture and academic environment, and you will have the option of learning a foreign language..
  • You'll be part of the Institute of Management Studies, a highly interdisciplinary department featuring academics researching not only in Economics and Political Economy but also in Consumer Theory, Management, Business Psychology, Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Goldsmiths research community that you will come in contact with is in fact even larger and includes leading experts from Sociology, Psychology, Computing, Media Studies, History, Politics, Design and other departments teaching optional modules for our Economics degrees.


Year 1(credit level 4) In your first year you'll take the following compulsory modules. Introductory Economics Economic Reasoning 1 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 take 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'll choose another optional module from the Institute of Management Studies or other relevant options in other departments. Choices include: Accounting and Finance, Development Economics, Money, Banking and the Financial System, Entrepreneurial Behaviour, and many more. Year 3 (credit level 6) In your third year, you'll take the following compulsory modules International Economics Public Economics Econometrics Advanced Econometrics Communications and Presentation Skills You'll also have to choose one or more of the following options: Manias, Bubbles, Crises and Market Failure Individual and Institutional Economic Behaviour Gender, Race and Economic Relations Depending on how many of the above modules you’ve chosen, you will have to choose up to another two options from the Institute of Management Studies or other relevant options in other departments. 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.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

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Economics at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS