University of Derby

Economics University of Derby Degree level: Undergraduate


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BA (Hons) Economics

Choose an economics degree with a difference. We specialise in applied economics, setting you apart from graduates of more traditional courses. You’ll gain a solid grounding in economic theory but use that theory to address real-world business challenges.

Why choose this course?

It’s a dynamic, modern degree which fosters all the skills, vision and analytical thinking you need as an applied economist in business or consultancy. You’ll handle economic data, undertake research and reach high professional standards.

Is this course for you?

If you want a qualification that adds kudos to your CV, BA (Hons) Economics is for you. Economics graduates with knowledge of business and leadership – who can shape policy and drive change – are in great demand globally.

How you will learn

Practical scenarios are the cornerstone of this course. You could create an investment portfolio, take part in business panel debates and competitions, present your economic analysis at conferences, or create videos to bring your research to life. Our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab offers you hands-on experience with information and technology used by financial professionals worldwide.

Opportunities and experiences

Our Applied Economics Project involves solving a real problem for a real business and you can deepen your insights further still with an optional placement year or summer internship. You have the chance to achieve the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate alongside your degree too.

Professionally accredited

This course is accredited by leading professional bodies the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning the course is mapped against the skills employers are looking for and provides you with additional awards and/or exemptions towards professional body memberships.

Careers and employability

You’ll graduate with an impressive portfolio of business, research and analytical skills. It’s your gateway to a coveted graduate training scheme, well-rewarded financial consultancy role or careers in government departments, development agencies and charities.

Did you know? We also offer this course:

  • With a Foundation Year

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 L346
Institution code D39
Campus name Main Site
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 96 - 112 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. In addition you are required to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths and English. For Access to HE please see the specific credits required in the section for Access to HE
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits) with a minimum 24 level three credits at Merit plus GCSE Maths and English. Functional Skills or Key Skills at level 2

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,750 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

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