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Course summary

At LSBU we will introduce you to the wider macro and microeconomic world. Our Economics with foundation year degree is a four-year course incorporating a built-in foundation year. On successful completion of year one, students will be well-prepared to explore more specialised areas of the economy, and develop their own economic models to forecast what the future holds. Our curriculum is informed by the challenges and tasks professional Economists face in a variety of industries. This allows us to equip you with key graduate skills, turning you into an educated, passionate and competitive graduate who will be successful in any career path you choose.


Foundation Year • Apps and Applications • Academic Development • Business Communication and Culture • Problem-solving for business • Data-handing for Business and Marketing • Introduction to Economics Year 2 • Finance and the Economy • Business Mathematics • The LSBU Discovery Project • Economic Concepts • Management and Organisations • Principles of Strategy Year 3 • Microeconomic Modelling • The Analytical Economist • Introduction to Econometrics • Macroeconomic Modelling • Economic Policy Analysis • The Digital Economy Year 4 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 5 • Microeconomic Strategy • Macroeconomic Policy • Economic Research Year 5 Options • Big Data Econometrics • Financial Econometrics • International Trade and Globalisation • Development Economics • Global Finance and Technology • Behavioural Economics

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:

  • Year 1

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 English and Maths, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

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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 (with Foundation Year) at London South Bank University - UCAS