University of Wolverhampton

Economics with Foundation Year University of Wolverhampton Degree level: Undergraduate

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Paul Samuelson describes Economics as the "study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people." By learning about Economics you will see that there are various perspectives on how resources are allocated and that the different allocations will impact on social, political and business concerns.

This programme provides a strong background in economics principles but also provides a knowledge and understanding of the recent developments in economics and the application of economic concepts to current issues. For example, a module on sustainability will delivered jointly with staff from the Centre for International Development and Training. As part of your study of Economics you will develop skills in the organisation and analysis of statistical data, the interpretation of economic issues and the communication of economic ideas. These skills have been identified as being in demand by employers by a number of surveys, such as the one carried-out by the Economics Network.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

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

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Course code L110
Institution code W75
Campus name University of Wolverhampton
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 48 points
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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.

Provider information

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University of Wolverhampton
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY


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01902 32 3505