Our Economics degree covers the fundamental aspects of economics, including an understanding of economic systems, an appreciation of financial disciplines, and the related analytical skills (statistics and econometrics) all of which are essential for starting a career in the global economic and financial community. Our graduates are now working as economic and financial analysts, industry experts, data analysts, business development advisers, accountants executives for companies such as Adidas UK Ltd, Apple, Bank of New York Mellon, BMW Financial Services, British Airways, Enterprise, and Hayes.
In the first year, you'll develop a comprehensive overview in the fields of accounting, finance, and economics, and at the end of the year, you'll have the opportunity to transfer to another of our accounting and finance pathways should you wish. With the additional opportunity to experience life in a working environment with a 30-week placement, which can be completed at home or abroad, and allow you to apply the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills forged in the classroom, to a real-world context. Alongside this, in your final year, you will choose an option unit to further tailor your studies to your career aspirations.
A degree in economics lends itself to various career options due to the skills you will acquire in the core subjects (economics and finance) as well as in business and strategic management, marketing and communication.
Pathways: BA (Hons) Accounting & Business; BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance; BA (Hons) Accounting & Taxation; BA (Hons) Accounting & Law; BA (Hons) Economics; BA (Hons) Finance & Business; BA (Hons) Finance & Economics; MAccFinn (Hons) Accounting & Finance. Each of the courses in this framework will give you those vital core skills, as well as offering more specialist options depending on the pathway you choose to pursue. All courses' first year units are the same, allowing you the flexibility to transfer to another pathway at the end of the first year if you wish. This keeps your career options open and enables you to make more informed choices.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
You will study a range of subject areas including accounting, finance, quantitative and statistical techniques, law and economics for accounting & finance, business management, taxation, mathematics for economics, micro and macro economics, money, banking & financial services and global markets & labour.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||112 - 120 points||112 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 - 31 points||30 - 31 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM||112 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Accepted as part of the overall tariff|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||112 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||If English is not your first languge, you will need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading or equivalent.|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|