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Course summary

This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas. Why study BSc (Hons) Economics (with Foundation Year) at BU?

  • Learn from expert specialist lecturers, and professors in the Business School, who actively lead research that is applied and discussed in lectures
  • Gain critical industry-relevant skills and competencies, such as statistics, econometrics, and applied research, to enhance your employability in public and private organisations
  • Grow your professional network and increase your employability by undertaking an optional 30-week placement with our partners in Accounting, Finance & Economics businesses
  • Take opportunities to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions
  • Study Economics at BU and venture into one of the most well-paid professions, second only to medicine (source IFS-BBC)
  • Our graduates work as economic and financial or data analysts, accountants, and executives for companies such as Adidas UK Ltd, Apple, BMW Financial Services and British Airways - and 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Source DiscoverUni 2022).
This is the foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the general business and management skills required for an Economics degree, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Modules

During the foundation year, you will study the following units: Fundamentals of Business & Management; Academic & Professional Practice; Fusion Business Project. Year 1 core units: History of Economic Thought | Introductory Mathematics for Economic Analysis | Principles of Microeconomics | Principles of Macroeconomics | Introduction to Financial Markets | Basic Statistical Techniques

Professional bodies

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

  • AACSB International

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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85%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Economics (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS