Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Economics (4 years full time including sandwich 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. – This course is flexible. After the first year, you can either stay on this programme or switch to Economics or Financial Economics or remain on this Business Economics programme. – You’ll have the option to study abroad at one of our partner universities.. About this course This course has a unique pluralistic approach. You’ll examine a wide variety of economic thoughts and theories, learning to understand and address problems from a range of perspectives. You’ll study the aims, methods and outcomes of production and businesses, consider both the limitations and possibilities of markets and address the many economic factors that affect businesses and the decisions they make. This course focuses on the real-life application of economics. You’ll use industry-standard IT facilities, gaining the expertise that is highly valued by employers. You’ll develop analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills. Sandwich Year This course has a sandwich year which takes place between Year 2 and your Final Year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job.


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:

  • 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 (4 years full time including sandwich year) at Kingston University - UCAS