International Business and Economics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

In a globalised environment, economics can unlock answers to some of the biggest questions faced by business and wider society. Course description From predicting the impact of Brexit to the implications of globalisation on local demand, the International Business and Economics degree will give you the tools to answer some of the biggest questions faced by business today from a global perspective. You will develop an understanding of how businesses work from an international perspective, gaining analytical, transferable skills to evaluate international markets, and make informed decisions relevant to the world of business. The course will introduce you to theories, models and methods in economics, brought to life and contextualised from a global perspective. You will learn from our business experts at Aston Business School which is part of an elite group of global business schools that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Our economics teaching team includes six winners of national teaching awards, the authors of the one of the best-selling economics textbooks and established researchers who bring up-to-date expertise to the curriculum. Two members of the teaching team have also acted as assessors at graduate recruitment sessions for the Government Economic Service (GES). This gives you a unique opportunity to learn from people who have an input into the hiring decisions of the largest employer of economists in the UK. Key course benefits

  • Recognised for quality – Aston Business School is proud to be among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation
  • Professionally accreditations – This programme leads to accreditation or exemptions from several professional bodies, including CII and CIMA
  • Gold standard teaching – Aston University was awarded Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023)
  • Excellent prospects – Aston University was named runner-up in the University of the Year for Graduate Employment Award (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide)
  • Earn more – Our graduates are among the highest paid in the country, earning on average £36,100 five years after graduating (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2023)
  • Safe in our hands – Ranked 25th in the UK for 'graduate prospects - outcomes' (Complete University Guide, 2024)
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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

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.

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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
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2024 entry. For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
International Business and Economics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS