Economics at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

Economics is key to understanding some of the critical questions facing our world. This course will explore these questions while also examining some of the principles and theories that can help us to answer them. The programme will also put data-driven analysis at the heart of its approach, as emphasised by Contemporary Economics. In this course you will learn to evaluate a variety of advanced quantitative and econometric techniques, and be able to effectively solve economic problems using data application tools. This includes applying knowledge to a range of specialised areas within economics using econometric techniques. 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 areas, including Applied Microeconomics, Data Management and Visualisation and Digital Economics and Artificial Intelligence 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 Global Financial Markets and Institutions module will help you develop evaluation skills by providing an understanding of the money market, capital market, derivatives markets and foreign exchange market, including the role of financial regulation.
  • 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 companies such as the Government Economic Service (GES) and TSB Head Office.
  • You will have the chance to do your own research and develop your own ideas under the supervision of our academic community.
  • Data analysis is at the heart of this course, allowing you to understand and evaluate economic ideas and policies and their effects on the wider world.
  • This course uses 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: Applied Microeconomics Block 2: Maths and Statistics for Economics and Finance Block 3: Applied Macroeconomics Block 4: Data Management and Visualisation Year 2 Block 1: Microeconomics and Game Theory Block 2: Econometrics and Data Analytics Block 3: Global Financial Markets and Institutions Block 4: Contemporary Macroeconomics: Policy and Practice Year 3 Block 1 - choose one from the below: Advanced Microeconomics: Theory and Application Advanced Macroeconomics: Theory and Application Block 2 - choose one from the below: Industrial Economics Behavioural Economics and Finance Block 3 - choose one from the below: Digital Economics and Artificial Intelligence Global Trade and Development Economics Block 4: Applied 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.
Economics at De Montfort University - UCAS