Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Economics including Foundation Year

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – You’ll study economics from a wide range of perspectives. This helps you to think ‘outside the box’ – a definite advantage in the job market career. – This course is flexible. After the first year, you can either stay on this programme or switch to pure Economics or Financial Economics. – You’ll have the option to study abroad at one of our partner universities. This course is offered with a Foundation Year in Social Sciences The foundation year takes place the year before your degree. You will study four year-long modules that cover all subject areas (psychology, economics, sociology and politics) within social sciences. Upon successful completion of this foundation year you will progress to Year 1 of your chosen degree. About this course This course has a unique pluralistic approach. You’ll discover a wide variety of economic thought and theories, and therefore learn to understand and address problems from a range of perspectives. You’ll study why businesses, people and government make decisions and the consequences of these decisions. This course focuses on the real-life application of economics. You’ll explore how businesses operate in the economy and can choose to study the financial aspects of business and specialist aspects of economics. You’ll use industry-standard IT Facilities and develop many further skills that are highly valued by employers. These include analytical, numerical, data analysis, and problem-solving skills, and the use of specialist statistical software.


Examples of modules: Year 1

  • Becoming an Economist
  • Capitalism
  • Economic Policy and Principles
  • Economics Quantitatively Treated 1
Year 2
  • Competition and the Firm
  • Economics Quantitatively Treated 2
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
Year 3 (Core)
  • Economics of Organisations and Strategy
  • Working as an Economist
Year 3 (Optional)
  • Development Economics
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Money, Banking and Financial Economics
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage

Assessment method

Year 1 - Coursework: 55%, Practical: 8%, Exam: 37% Year 2 - Coursework: 42%, Practical: 9%, Exam: 49% Year 3 - Coursework: 40%, Practical: 23%, Exam: 37%

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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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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Business Economics including Foundation Year at Kingston University - UCAS