Economics including Foundation Year at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We’re ranked No.3 in London for Economics (The Guardian University Guide League Tables 2023).
  • You’ll study both mainstream and heterodox schools of thought in a pluralist department, giving you a wide range of perspectives on economics.
  • After your first year, you’ll be able to switch to Financial Economics or Business Economics or remain on the Economics course.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences This foundation year is taught at the University giving you a taste of academic life in a supportive environment. The year gives you the academic and technical preparation for undergraduate study in a wide range of social sciences subjects. Lectures, labs and tutorials will give you a broad understanding across subjects including economics, criminology, sociology and psychology. About this course How does the way that we produce the things that we need and desire affect how we live together as a society? Are the systems by which we produce such things fair and sustainable? Economics helps us understand such real-world issues. This course offers you a broad understanding of economics, looking at the subject from a range of perspectives and schools of thought. You’ll explore why people, businesses, and governments make certain decisions and the consequences of those decisions. It’ll challenge your intellect and develop your problem-solving and analytical skills. You’ll gain skills in data analysis, using industry- standard IT facilities. With well-rounded, independent, and critical thinking skills, you’ll be highly valued by employers. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Our graduates work in a range of occupations, including in the City of London, the civil service (e.g. HM Treasury), the public sector, the Bank of England, and as managers and consultants at multinational companies. Many also progress to postgraduate study.

Modules

Examples of modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • Advanced Economic Policy and Principles
  • Development Economics
  • Capitalism
To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L102
Institution code:
K84
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/foundation-year-social-sciences/


Student Outcomes

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74%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs.
Economics including Foundation Year at Kingston University - UCAS