Business Economics at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

Economics explains the problem of scarcity and human behaviour that shapes the world we live in, and that businesses operate in. From standards of living to the causes of market crashes, the impact of economics plays a critical role in all our lives. In this course you will develop proficiency in a variety of quantitative techniques as well as learn how to apply economic reasoning and tools to analyse real world problems and policy. You will also gain the analytical and critical evaluation skills to recognise how national and global issues affect the performance of a business. You will have an opportunity to build real skills for future employability. This includes state of the art knowledge in digital software and applications, as well as core skills in writing, presenting and teamwork. You will study a range of modules, including Macroeconomics for Business, Data Modelling and Analytics and International Economics, Sustainability and Emerging Markets which are all taught by leading experts in their fields. Your study will be supported by our modern facilities including our Trading Room, which will give you a simulated experience on the same information platform used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government. Key features:

  • The Data Modelling and Analytics module will help you develop real-life data science and visualisation skills for future employability, while exploring a wide range of tools in MS Excel.
  • Our award-winning careers service DMU Works will help you gain employment experience and put your skills and knowledge into practice. Students have gone on to do placements with global companies such as PwC and Caterpillar.
  • Benefit from doing your own research and developing ideas under the supervision of our expert academic community.
  • Learn to understand and evaluate the policies of various organisations and how these shape the wider business environment through modules such as Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy and Microeconomics: Ethics, Policy and Practice.
  • Learn through a variety of assessment methods including reports, portfolios, presentations, data visualisations, tests, reflective work and exams.
  • Our Trading Room will provide you with access to financial information software that is widely used in the industry to make decisions in areas of macro-economic policy-making.
For further information on the advanced entry options for this course please visit the DMU website


Year 1 Block 1: Contemporary Issues in Microeconomics Block 2: Quantitative Methods for Business Economics Block 3: Macroeconomics for Business Block 4: The History of Business and Economics Year 2 Block 1: Macroeconomics Analysis and Policy Block 2: Microeconomics: Ethics, Policy and Practice Block 3: Data Modelling and Analytics Block 4: Contemporary Issues in Global Business Year 3 Block 1: Advanced Business Economics Block 2: International Economics, Sustainability and Emerging Markets Block 3 - choose one from the below: Behavioural Economics Economics Institutions and Policy Block 4 choose one from the below: Applied Business Project Economics Dissertation

Assessment method

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, workshops, lab sessions, online activities, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports), exams and tests.

How to apply

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Leicester Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6including a minimum of 5.5 in each component

or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15750 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Business Economics at De Montfort University - UCAS