Economics and Personal Finance (T36) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Economics and Personal Finance (T36)

Course options

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Course summary

By studying this certificate, you'll appreciate how economic theory helps understand real world important issues in areas such as government policy, international trade, business decisions, work and innovation. You’ll discover how economics and the economies have evolved over time. This will give you a building block towards acquiring a critical perspective on economics and economic choices for our daily lives. As you’re learning about income, expenditure, savings and investments, you'll gain practical tools and ideas on how to manage your own money effectively. Key features of the course

  • Understand how economic theory relates to a variety of real-world topics in society.
  • Introduces statistical methods and how to apply them to actual economic problems.
  • Develop introductory skills in analytical thought, numeracy and data analysis that are valued by employers.
  • Learn practical skills enabling you to manage your money better.


You will be introduced to economic, mathematical and statistical methods and theories. Various approaches to economics will be taught in a historical context and with a specific focus on managing your personal finances.

Assessment method

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas: Knowledge and understanding Cognitive skills Practical and professional skills Key skills The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

It is important that you are well prepared to study mathematics at this level before you register for this qualification. You can check that you have the appropriate mathematical skills by following the link below to our website.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7272 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2318 Whole course
Scotland £2376 Whole course
Wales £2624 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £6984 Whole course
EU £7472 Whole course
International £7472 Whole course
Channel Islands £7472 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Economics and Personal Finance (T36) at Open University - UCAS