Economics with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

The BSc Economics with a Foundation Year is a programme designed for the student who wants to excel and reach the top level of global business management practice but does not yet have the required qualifications. The foundation year is taught at The College, on Bay Campus. The College is the University’s pathway provider and offers a unique learning environment; designed to fully prepare you for the final three years of your degree. Small lecture and seminar classes, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching help you to realise your full academic potential. An Economics degree can help to unlock a huge variety of careers, from investment banking and management consultancy to politics and management roles in global organisations. Swansea University has an excellent reputation for producing elite graduates, many of whom have progressed to work with world-leading financial brands. Economics with a Foundation Year at Swansea is ranked: Top 16 in the UK for Teaching Satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2024) 17th in the UK for Student Voice (NSS 2023*) Top 20 in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2024) *Based on the average positivity score across questions 22 to 25 in the NSS 2023 compared against 81 universities as featured in the Times Good University Guide. As a student of our Economics department within the School of Social Sciences at Swansea University, you can expect to receive excellent teaching, driven by our world-class academic team of staff and state-of-the-art Campus facilities. The years following your Foundation Year are accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and gives you some fundamental paper exemptions.


Your first year of study is made up of compulsory modules covering a range of themes. Compulsory modules are studied by all students on the programme, meaning you are automatically enrolled. Examples of compulsory modules include: • Current Issues in Economics • Finance for Economics • Exploring Economic Data In your second and third year you will study a mixture of compulsory and choose optional modules from a vast selection. Examples of optional modules in recent years have included: • Health Economics • Information Systems • Organisational Behaviour • Monetary Economics • Data Mining Your final year will include an optional independent study project. For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit our webpage at:

Assessment method

We offer a variety of assessment methods within our programmes. In addition to traditional examinations and essays, examples of alternative assessment include: • Presentations • Group Work • Data Sampling Throughout your undergraduate Economics degree, you will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both verbally and in writing. For full breakdown of course structure and assessment please visit our course page: get in touch with us at [email protected]

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A foundation year is available for students who do not achieve the grades necessary for their chosen degree programme.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

Fees and funding

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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 .

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Economics with a Foundation Year at Swansea University - UCAS