Aston University, Birmingham

Economics Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course description
Our four-year BSc Economics course, with an integrated placement year, provides you with the experience and knowledge you will need to excel in the job market. This course puts a strong emphasis on analytical and quantitative skills highly valued by employers. The course will not only equip you with valuable technical skills, but also develop your ability to apply the concepts, theories and quantitative methods to business and policy decisions in a diverse range of international settings.
Economics graduates are employed in a variety of settings including banks, consultancies, insurance and accountancy firms, charitable and not-for-profit organisations and government departments.

Our recent graduates from Economics subject line degrees have been successful in securing roles such as Trade Capture Analyst, Technology Consulting Graduate Scheme, Graduate Tax Scheme and Transfer Pricing Analyst at well-known organisations such as Barclays Investment Bank, KPMG, HMRC and Ernst & Young.

Key course benefits
• As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area
• Aston Business School graduates earn £9,300 (35%) more than the UK average, five years after graduating (source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes data set, 2017)
• You will learn to apply Economics to a range of real world business and policy issues.

Course details
The First Year of BSc Economics is designed to give you flexibility in choosing your further course of study. If you find yourself less interested in mathematical modelling and statistics, you can switch to our BSc Economics and Management course, which provides training in both Economics and Management and has less technical content.
• Year 1 – You will study key principles of Economics and learn to apply them to a wide variety of real-life problems. You will start learning appropriate mathematical and statistical techniques, and gain a foundation in business by studying several modules outside Economics.
• Year 2 – You will develop a good understanding of economic theories and business strategies. In addition, you will learn to perform data analysis using quantitative methods and computing techniques. The modules will lay a solid foundation towards your final year studies. Subject areas include Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics.
• Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students.
• Year 4 - The final year continues with deepening your knowledge of economic theories and advanced quantitative techniques, with a strong emphasis on their application in a diverse range of international settings. Subject areas include International Trade, Behavioural Economics, Environmental Economics and Economics of Entrepreneurship.

Course details

Modules

The Common First Year is studied on Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes and is designed to give students a broad knowledge of business and management. Many employers seek graduates with good 'all round' knowledge of a range of business functions. The broad range of subjects studied ensures that our graduates are some of the most employable in the country. Due to the requirements of professional bodies that accredit our degree, subjects may vary slightly depending on which programme you are studying.


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 A80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - BBB 5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade B/5
GCSE English – grade C/4
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD 5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade B/5
GCSE English – grade C/4
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
5 GCSE grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade B/5
GCSE English – grade C/4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5 Higher Level subjects


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,250 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

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students.

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET


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0121 204 3000