Economics (Industry) at Lancaster University - UCAS

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Course summary

BA Economics (Industry) provides you with the analytic skills and intellectual toolbox to help answer these pressing economics questions and many more and the possibility of directly applying them through a paid placement in industry. You will learn how to interpret data, understand (and quantify) the decisions made by individuals, organisations, and governments and evaluate economic policies. Programme overview The programme begins by introducing the foundational principles of Economic Theory. The BA then seeks to connect these analytical skills with insights from other Social Sciences such as Politics, International Relations, History and Sociology. You will cover the fundamentals of Economic theory and practice, and as your degree progresses and you discover more about both the subject and about yourself, you have the opportunity to flex this programme in ways that speak to your changing interests and strengths. This might lead you to choose modules in:

  • Development Economics
  • Economic Inequality
  • Health Economics
  • Labour Economics
Amongst many other specialisations. This leads to a degree unique to you, where you have played a major part in building the degree you want. Our degree weaves theory and evidence into policy analysis, with a valuable paid industry placement where you’ll experience economics in action. This allows you to understand fundamental issues and topical concerns. In the BA in Economics, we give students a broader appreciation of key issues in society, by combining Economic analysis with insights from the other Social Sciences. Therefore, in your first year, you will also choose at least one subject from the Social Science subjects: Politics, International Relations, History, or Sociology, and another subject from a wide range of options. You will continue with your study of Social Science throughout your degree. In the second year, you will progress to topics such as Micro and Macroeconomics, and Quantitative Methods, which provide many of the analytical tools used in Economics, along with some Economics options and one full unit from the Social Sciences. Your third year is spent in industry. You’ll be supported in securing a placement, with past students joining companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England. Roles on offer range from project management and logistics to investment, business development and risk. Most placements are in the UK but there are some options overseas. Your final year sees you choosing six modules in Economics and two in the Social Sciences, in addition to writing a dissertation based on your year in industry. We offer a wide range of Economics modules, from Public Economics to International Trade, Health Economics to Sports Economics, so you can tailor your studies to suit your aspirations. Key facts You do not need an A level in Economics or an A level in Mathematics to enrol in BA Economics (Industry). Throughout your degree, we’ll supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews. We are proud of our aspiring economists and aim to nurture the potential in every one of them. The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills. If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L111
Institution code:
L14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements: Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4


Student Outcomes

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77%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
97%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Economics (Industry) at Lancaster University - UCAS