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Course summary

Starting university is an exciting time. Studying Economics at LSBU is even more exciting. Our students enjoy our economics courses – that's why we’re 1st for course satisfaction, teaching satisfaction and feedback satisfaction in Economics in London (Guardian University League Tables 2021). Here, we teach real economics: we show you the factors which shape the current economic climate and discuss the theories which can explain recent trends. From questioning fundamental economic concepts by reviewing country or industry case studies, right through to developing economic models to forecast what the future holds, you apply economics from the first day you’re with us. We take you on an exciting journey of exploring economic ideas, schools of thought and historic events which have led the world economy to where it is today. From sustainability to cryptocurrencies, the BSc Economics introduces you to the vast range of topics which drive the economy. And then we give you a glimpse of the future, leaving it to up to you to make your own critical judgement of what is yet to come. Our curriculum is informed by the challenges and tasks professional Economists face in a variety of industries. This means we equip you with the skills you need, turning you into an educated, passionate and competitive graduate who will be successful in any career path you choose.


Year 1 • Finance and the Economy • Business Mathematics • The LSBU Discovery Project • Economic Concepts • Management and Organisations • Principles of Strategy Year 2 • Microeconomic Modelling • The Analytical Economist • Introduction to Econometrics • Macroeconomic Modelling • Economic Policy Analysis • The Digital Economy Year 3 Optional placement year in industry (if you choose not to do a placement year, you will take the modules listed below in your third year). Year 4 • Microeconomic Strategy • Macroeconomic Policy • Economic Research Year 4 Options • Big Data Econometrics • Financial Econometrics • International Trade and Globalisation • Development Economics • Global Finance and Technology • Behavioural Economics

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) or Pearson Test of English Academic 52 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 51)

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Unistats information

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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

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Economics at London South Bank University - UCAS