University of Chester

Economics University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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A modern Economics degree within the Social Sciences, giving a practical and critical approach to current topics, enhancing students’ employability.

You will learn the core subjects of an Economics degree (micro and macroeconomics, statistics and econometrics) but also many others linked to current debates (globalisation and trade, public and environmental economics or development economics). You will do so with examples and applications for day to day life, also looking to socio-political and international contexts that influence the development of modern Economics.

Our Economics degree offers a unique setting within a very experienced Social and Political Science Department. It reinforces the vision of Economics as a major Social Science that influences others, and the consideration of the different contexts and fields that Economics is related to. In that sense, it distances its approach from the traditional focus on financial markets, to look into wider factors influencing the development of countries’ economies.

Course details


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

The course uses a continuous evaluation approach: Students will complete oral and written coursework (essays, presentations, posters, reports), individually and in groups, as well as more traditional tests and exams. (40% exams, 60% coursework, approx.).

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L100
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 5 (or above)
A level BCC - BBB All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 5 (or above)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 5 (or above)
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit. All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 5 (or above)
Scottish Higher BBBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3

All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 5 (or above).
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road

Course contact details

Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300