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Are you looking for a career in business or management? Then apply for the BSc Economics and Management Sciences degree at the University of Southampton, with Economics ranked top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019). Combining the rigour of economic analysis with a range of management modules from the Southampton Business School, this degree offers flexibility and the opportunity to develop a range of specific and transferable skills. Your studies in Economics will consider the actions of economic agents (individuals, firms and governments) while your studies in Management will show you the best way to organize and run a corporate enterprise. For UK and EU students, there is also an opportunity to study within another European Economics department, as part of the ERASMUS scheme, as well as in Brazil and the USA.
Module choices in year one are dependent on whether you have studied maths and/or economics at A level. Eight modules are studied each year, with four in each semester. During year three you will study a dissertation, equivalent to two modules, which is a piece of independent research on a topic of your choice spread over both semesters. This may be in either Economics or Management Sciences. In each year of study you can also choose modules from other subject areas, including languages, or from a range of interdisciplinary modules. Please see course page online for list of core and optional modules.
Methods of assessment include; written examinations, mid-term tests, essays, exercises and problem sets, team projects, final year interim report and dissertation, library skills exercise.
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|Campus name||Main Site - Highfield Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||AAB or ABBB including AS-level Mathematics or A-level Mathematics (minimum grade B) or A-level Physics (minimum grade B) or A-level Statistics (minimum grade B) If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB to include grade A in the EPQ, and including AS-level Mathematics or A-level Mathematics (minimum grade B) or Physics (minimum grade B) or Statistics (minimum grade B) Contextual offer: ABB including AS-level or A-level Mathematics (minimum grade B) or Physics (minimum grade B) or Statistics (minimum grade B) We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Although an Economics A level is not required, preference will be given to applicants taking at least one analytical A level subject ; that is, either Economics or a science-based subject. The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton’s EPQ Admissions Policy, please see our EPQ Admissions Policy webpage.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||DDD in the BTEC National Extended Diploma plus B in A-level Mathematics|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 39 credits M: 6 credits P: 0 credits||60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit Mathematics must be studied to level 3, A-level standard|
|Scottish Higher||Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.|
|AS||The University of Southampton recognises the educational value of taking AS Levels alongside three A-levels and the breadth of studying additional subjects, however all of our programmes express their entry criteria in terms of three subjects offered at A Level with selection decisions being informed, in part, by actual or predicted grades in those subjects (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A)|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||DDD||DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus B in A-level Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)||DD||DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||D||D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade B)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Typical offer: Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level and 5 at Standard Level in Mathematics International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||Typical offer: AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A) or Physics (minimum grade A) or Statistics (minimum grade A) and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.|
|Extended Project||The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton’s EPQ Admissions Policy, please see our EPQ Admissions Policy webpage.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2||Typical offer: H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Mathematics at H2|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2||Typical offer: D3 D3 M2 in three Principal subjects including Mathematics at M2 Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C|
English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page. We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate, Foundation Programmes. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. AQA Tech Levels: The University accepts the new AQA Tech Level qualification, which must be offered in combination with at least one A Level. For degrees in Engineering, Computing and related subjects, the A Level must be in Mathematics and the units M1 and M2 must be taken. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Admissions Team at [email protected]
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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