Birkbeck, University of London

Economics and Business Birkbeck, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of London

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This course is ideal if you are interested in studying economics with a focus on management and business. The programme will give you a strong understanding of economics and business while developing your ability to apply this knowledge to a range of real-world situations.

Many employers require graduates who are able to clearly state and analyse problems while suggesting realistic strategies and solutions. This course will provide you with these essential skills and so prepare you for a range of jobs in both the private and public sectors.

Highlights

  • The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department which creates significant interdisciplinary synergies.

  • We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England.

  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of our research outputs in Economics were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • You will be taught by academics who are professional practitioners in the world of economics and international finance, and who provide specialist advice and in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks.

  • The research of our academics, many of whom are recognised as world-class experts in their fields, feeds directly into our teaching programmes. As a student you can be certain that your tutors are actively working to extend the boundaries of knowledge.

Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Most modules are assessed by course assignments and/or in-class tests, plus an unseen formal examination in June.


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 LN11
Institution code B24
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

GCSE grade A*-C in English and mathematics

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

Students without an adequate background in economics or quantitative methods may be required to take, and pass with credit, 2 foundation modules from the Certificate of Higher Education in Economics.

Alternative entry routes:
Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in business, economics or social science units.

Two specified modules of the Certificate of Higher Education in Economics - Economic Principles and International Economics and Finance - with a minimum mark of 60%.

You can progress onto this degree if you successfully complete the foundation year of our BSc Economics and Business with Foundation Year course. This is an ideal route onto an undergraduate degree if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on this degree.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,675 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

Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.

Provider information

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Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
Bloomsbury
Camden
WC1E 7HX


Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

020 3907 0700


Course contact details

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Birkbeck Student Advice Service

0203 907 0700