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The Brunel Economics BSc combines a thorough grounding in economic theory with the practical skills needed to apply that knowledge to business, industrial, financial or government environments. You’ll learn how markets operate from microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives and how trade and business priorities shape the ways societies function. Special attention will be given to financial marketins and the banking sector, as well as an introduction to accounting. Further, you’ll develop the analytical, quantitative, statistical and computing skills used to predict how societies, governments, businesses and households will respond to events, trends and market behaviour. You will study statistics and econometrics and develop skills in data presentation, analysis and modelling. This training will use analytical packages widely used by business and financial institutions such as SAS, EViews, Bloomberg, Reuters and STATA. We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you hands-on experience in a real-life working environment. You can tailor the final year of your course to specialise in an area of particular interest. Our economics undergraduate degree is accredited by ACCA and CIMA, and graduates will receive exemptions from professional papers should they wish to continue their study to become a chartered accountant. The analytical, quantitative and transferable skills you’ll gain from your Brunel degree are highly valued by employers and will prepare you for a wide range of career and postgraduate study options in the areas of economics, business and finance.
Year 1 Compulsory modules Mathematics for Economics and Finance Microeconomic Principles Macroeconomic Principles Financial Markets Introduction to Financial Accounting Professional Skills and Statistics Year 2 Compulsory modules Microeconomic Principles II Macroeconomic Principles II Mathematical Economics Money and Banking Economics of Information Introduction to Econometrics Year 3 Compulsory modules Advanced Topics in Economic Theory Further Econometrics Economics Project Optional modules Managerial and Industrial Economics The Economics of Labour Markets Behavioural Economics and Finance International Money and Finance Development Economics For further information about these modules, please visit the Brunel website
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||including grade B in Mathematics or Maths & Statistics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||in any subject and grade B in A level Mathematics or Maths & Statistics|
|Access to HE Diploma||Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 and grade B in A level Maths or Maths & Statistics.|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||in any subject and an A level in Mathematics or Maths & Statistics at grade B|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||in any subject with A levels grade BB including Mathematics or Maths & Statistics|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB||including grade B in Mathematics or Maths & Statistics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||including 5 in higher level Mathematics|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3, H3||including H3 in Mathematics|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M2, M2||including M2 in Mathematics|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, included English Language and Mathematics.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDD||in any subject and grade B in A level Maths or Maths & Statistics.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||in any subject and an A level in Mathematics or Maths & Statistics at grade B|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D||in any subject with A levels grade BB including Mathematics or Maths & Statistics.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||58||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.