Economics at University of Sussex - UCAS

Course summary

11th in the UK for Economics and Business (US News & World Report Best Global Universities 2023) Top 15 in the UK for Business and Economics (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2023) =16th in the UK for Economics and Econometrics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023) About the course You focus on the practice of economics and policy-making to understand issues such as trade, labour markets, education, migration, poverty, development and health. By studying the principles of economics at microeconomic and macroeconomic levels, you learn how to analyse real-world issues and events. You study issues such as international trade, global imbalances and the financial crisis, building your understanding of applied statistical techniques and their application to economic questions. Then you build your expertise by choosing from a range of specialist options including education economics, behavioural economics, financial economics or development economics. You will gain important quantitative skills through studying mathematical economics and statistics. On the Economics BA you can choose to spend time exploring and studying different disciplines alongside your Economics degree, and broaden your experience further with an option to study abroad or apply for a professional placement year. Our flexible degree means you can tailor it to your career path, whether you want to work in banking and finance, private companies, the civil service, or international organisations. About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component. We accept IELTS One Skills Retake. We do not accept IELTS Online.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills. We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing. We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £21500 Year 1
International £21500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Economics at University of Sussex - UCAS