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BA (Hons) Economics

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  • Clearing
  • UCAS Code:
    L100
  • Institution:
    B50

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 or apply online.

This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas.

Economics is not just money or banking, it is a way of thinking and understanding human action under conditions of uncertainty and scarcity. In a world of fast-paced capital movements, quantitative easing, macroeconomic instability, and the euro, it is crucial to understand what economics means at a basic level.

This course covers the fundamentals of economics, including an understanding of economic thinking and systems, an appreciation of financial approaches, and related analytical skills essential for starting a career in the global economic and financial community. The second year offers the opportunity to study abroad, at one of our international partner institutions during the second semester. Currently we have partners in Australia, Canada and Europe. In year three you’ll get the opportunity to undertake an optional 30-week placement in the UK or abroad, allowing you to secure career contacts, improve your CV, and ultimately enhance your employability.

Our graduates are now working as economic and financial analysts, data analysts, business development advisers, accountants and executives for companies such as Adidas UK Ltd, Apple, Bank of New York Mellon, BMW Financial Services, British Airways, Enterprise, and Hayes.

Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day, or you watch our online presentation to find out more about this course.

Interested in studying this course part-time? Enquire now.

For September 2020 entry: In order to take advantage of new approaches to learning and teaching, as well as developments in industry to benefit our students we regularly review all of our courses.

This course is currently going through this process and we will update this page in May to give you full information about what we will be offering once the review process has concluded.

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2019, September 2020

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week work placement

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

Places available to study this September

We have greater flexibility with our entry requirements during Clearing, so let’s talk about your future.

Call us on +44 (0)1202 966777 or apply online.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

How you will be assessed

The assessment methods for each unit can be found in the programme specification for your course.

Download the programme specification (pdf 4.6mb)

Placements

At BU, we recognise that placements are extremely valuable and can give you a head start when it comes to your future career. That’s why we offer every new student the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their course.

Your optional placement will begin after your second year of study and must last a minimum of 30 weeks. We will provide a great deal of support to help you find the most appropriate placement for the subject you’re studying and the career you’re interested in, which means you could be based anywhere in the UK, or even overseas.

Find out about BU students’ experiences on placementsAll you need to know about placements

Your application

This course will suit applicants who can:

  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills
  • Think logically and have an appreciation of mathematical concepts
  • Show self motivation and effective time-management skills.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

A degree in economics lends itself to various career options and the skills you will acquire while studying this subject – such as business and strategic management, marketing, and communication skills – will help you get ahead in a range of sectors, particularly finance, business, marketing and IT.

Although this is a new course, we have an excellent graduate employment record across our other accountancy and finance degrees, with 90% of our students in work or further study within six months of finishing their course. Many start out in junior roles but are able to quickly work their way up into more senior positions.

Costs and fees

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. You can find full information about funding your studies and paying your fees in our undergraduate fees and funding section. That’s also where you’ll find information about the scholarships and bursaries on offer – including unlimited Academic Excellence Scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise, and we’re committed to ensuring there are no hidden extra costs while you’re at university – that’s why we’re clear about what you can expect us to cover, and what your cost of living will be. You’ll also find you could benefit from a range of discounts as a student.

Find out more about budgeting and living expenses

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.

Course changes