Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Economics (4 years full time including sandwich year)

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We’re ranked No.3 in London for Economics (The Guardian University Guide League Tables 2023).
  • You’ll study both mainstream and heterodox schools of thought in a pluralist department.
  • After your first year, you have the flexibility to stay on this programme or switch to Economics or Financial Economics.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course This course has a unique pluralistic approach. You’ll discover a wide variety of economic theories and schools of thought, learning to understand and address problems from a range of perspectives. You’ll study why businesses, people, and governments make decisions and the consequences of these decisions. The course focuses on real-life applications of economics. You’ll explore how businesses operate in the economy and can choose to study the financial aspects of business and specialist aspects of economics. You’ll also use industry-standard IT facilities and develop many further skills that are highly valued by employers, including analytical, numerical, data analysis, and problem-solving skills, and the use of specialist statistical software. 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. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Our graduates work in a range of occupations, including as economists in regulatory bodies, in the civil service, in the Bank of England, in the City of London, and as managers and consultants at multinational companies. Many also progress to postgraduate study.


Example modules

  • Competition and the Firm
  • Economics of Organisations and Strategy
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Working as an Economist
To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. tests or exams), practical (e.g. presentations, performance), and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessments, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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