Economics at University of Buckingham - UCAS

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Course summary

What was the root cause of the current inflation and when will it be tamed? How will tackling climate change impact the economy? Will Bitcoin become the new global currency? What are the economic lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic? Is Artificial Intelligence going to replace the human workforce? Economics is one of the major disciplines that can answer these questions and others and is a subject vital to Governments, companies, and individuals. Our fast-track 2-year Economics programme is designed to give you the tools of analysis and knowledge to develop towards understanding these questions and to develop you into skilled economic minds. You will explore these topics and many others. The course is designed to equip students with the quantitative and analytical skills to progress into economics-related jobs in finance, business and consulting, as well as preparing them for master’s level study. As a student, you will study macroeconomics, development economics, financial markets, microeconomic behaviour, data science, econometrics, and energy economics. We also add practical real-world analysis and policy applications to ensure theory and reality are given appropriate weighting. We regularly host events with The Vinson Centre (on campus) and other seminars where you can see the latest research from academics and practitioners from across the UK and wider world, speak to alumni now working in the world of government, economics and finance and, learn from our own academics’ research. You will join an international community of students, staff and alumni. Our academics offer a supportive, diverse and creative environment for you to explore your interests and ensure a successful educational experience. A dedicated professional development course runs through the degree covering academic and job market skills. You will also benefit from internships and research opportunities in the Vinson Centre for Economics and Entrepreneurship. Many students go onto careers in government, banking and financial markets, corporate finance, economic consultancy and think tanks. We are also the beneficiaries of a substantial endowment from Nobel prize winning economist Ronald Coase and offer several generous scholarships for students with a passion for Economics. We especially encourage women and ethnic minorities to apply.


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Assessment method

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students. A range of activities is pursued within the tutorial groups depending upon the module. Some modules emphasise problem solving as a means of reinforcing and cementing the important ideas – for example the module in Microeconomic Theory. Occasionally we use game playing to encourage discussion and understanding – for example when competing groups of students try to control a computer model of the economy in Principles of Macroeconomics. Other modules place greater emphasis on writing short and accurate technical pieces (Welfare Economics) or longer more discursive papers. The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two. Please check module information for more details.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Typical offers The standard entry requirements for Business Economics at The University of Buckingham are A-level: BBB-BBC, IB:31-32 or equivalent qualifications. Applications to Buckingham are individually considered by the Admissions Tutor and other factors may be taken in to account. Applicants with BTEC qualifications are welcome to apply, including if you have a mix of BTEC and A levels. Equivalent A-level grades are also accepted (for example ABD equivalent to BBC) Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in a slightly lower A-level grade offer. Foundation options are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office ([email protected] or +44 (0)1280 820227) for more information. Applicants must also have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above (or equivalent). If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each component). Flexible entry All of our undergraduate programmes operate a flexible entry process, and the Admissions Tutor is happy to consider entrants from all backgrounds with slightly lower qualifications if they are able to demonstrate an alternative eligibility for the course. This may be in the form of relevant work experience, keen aptitude and a passion for the subject, or unlocked potential that you feel can be discovered through your studies at Buckingham. If you are uncertain whether you will be eligible to apply for this course, please contact the Admissions Team.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £27750 Whole course
Northern Ireland £27750 Whole course
Scotland £27750 Whole course
Wales £27750 Whole course
Channel Islands £27750 Whole course
EU £44400 Whole course
International £44400 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £44400 Whole course

Additional fee information

Course fees do not include additional costs such as books, equipment, writing up fees and other ancillary charges. Where applicable, these additional costs will be made clear.

Sponsorship information

A generous endowment from the Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Ronald Coase has enabled us to offer new scholarships to study a range of Economics courses at the University of Buckingham from September 2021. Coase Scholarships have a value of £11,000 for a two year degree. Up to 14 scholarships are available per academic year and cover a range of economics programmes starting in January and September each year, including this one. The scholarships are open to undergraduate applicants that are UK nationals and should have, or expect to achieve, three A-level passes with at least one of these graded at B. Women, ethnic minorities and people from lower income backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Selection will be by interview. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website:

Economics at University of Buckingham - UCAS