Economics and Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview To be a business leader you need to understand how to run a business and how to make financial decisions that will keep your business profitable. Our BA (Hons) Economics and Management degree will give you the skills and knowledge to do both. You'll have the edge in the employment market when you graduate with a broad understanding of the core elements of business such as managing people, accounting, and operations management, as well as a deep understanding of how economic issues impact management practices and how data shapes decision making. If you choose to take a paid placement, you’ll have the chance to apply your new economic management knowledge in the workplace and graduate with a year of industry experience. Past students have worked at companies like the Office for National Statistics, Amazon, or the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Course highlights

  • Learn about key economic topics that impact society and drive behaviour, such as the environment, the gender pay gap, productivity and poverty
  • Personalise your studies to the areas of economics and business you're most interested in, whether that's sustainability, global business, financial markets or business development
  • Develop your confidence and ability to analyse numerical data to drive decision making
  • Benefit from expert teaching, informed by our academics' close relationships with organisations such as the Bank of England and the Office for National Statistics
  • Gain a Bloomberg Certificate (a trading platform that's used by 250,000 financial service professionals) in our dedicated Bloomberg Suite
  • See economics and business from a different angle by spending a year abroad at a partner university in the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe or the Far East
  • Get support to set up your own business from our Entrepreneurs in Residence programme
  • Learn a foreign language as part of your degree
Accreditation This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This means that you won't have to take some of the CIMA exams if you want to be CIMA certified after you graduate. You'll have completed part of your professional qualification by doing this degree. Careers and opportunities When you finish this degree you'll be highly employable. You'll understand how all parts of a business connect and how financial data and decisions influence success and failure. You can apply these skills to any business sector that you're interested in. Graduates of this course have gone on to jobs as:
  • Commercial analyst
  • Product manager
  • Claims handler
  • Sales consultant
  • Financial analyst
  • Account manager
  • Trader in financial assets
  • Purchasing and acquisitions officer
Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:
  • National Grid
  • Cummins (power solutions)
  • Prospect Legal
  • H & M
  • Toyota
  • Total Gas and Power
  • Majestic Wine
You could also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level, or set up your own business with help and support from the University. You'll get careers support throughout your studies and for 5 years after you graduate.


Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Business Accounting (20 credits)
  • Business Operations and Systems Management (20 credits)
  • Economics for Business (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Data Analytics (20 credits)
  • Issues in Economics (20 credits)
  • Managing People in Organisations (20 credits)
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Data and Research Methods for Economics (20 credits)
  • Intermediate Economics (20 credits)
  • Managerial and Decision Economics (20 credits)
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics (20 credits)
  • Business Strategy and Economic Policy for Sustainable Development (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
  • Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets (20 credits)
  • International Business (20 credits)
  • International Economics (20 credits)
  • Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability (20 credits)
  • Psychology and Altruism in Economics and Finance (20 credits)
  • Risk Management and Supply Chain Vulnerability (20 credits)
  • Study Abroad 120 Credits (Year Long) (120 credits)
Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Market Economics and Business Strategy (20 credits)
  • Strategic and International Management (20 credits)
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Behavioural Finance and the Psychology of Investment (20 credits)
  • Business Forecasting and Data Analysis (20 credits)
  • Business Improvement & Creativity (20 credits)
  • Crime, Conflict and Terrorism (20 credits)
  • Critical Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives (20 credits)
  • Economics and Finance of Sport (20 credits)
  • Economics Consultancy Project (20 credits)
  • Economics Research Project (40 credits)
  • Energy and Environmental Economics (20 credits)
  • Financial Investment Project (20 credits)
  • Independent Study Project (20 credits)
  • International Banking and Financial Instruments (20 credits)
  • Operations Strategy and the Supply Chain (20 credits)
  • Project Management for Enterprise (20 credits)
  • Public Policies and Labour Markets (20 credits)
  • Responsible and Sustainable Business (20 credits)
Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year after your 2nd or 3rd year to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

How you're assessed You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • self-led independent study project
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
  • Year one students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
  • Year two students: 45% by written exams 4% by practical exams and 51% by coursework
- Year three students: 28% by written exams and 72% by coursework

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
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
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Economics and Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS