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Anglia Ruskin University

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

100%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Business economics

Explore the fascinating, far-reaching field of economics and the business disciplines that have evolved from it – including finance, management and marketing. Find out how we use economics in our everyday lives, and gain a range of skills that are highly valued by employers.

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives: government policies; health; labour; and population, to name but a few. It affects the decisions we all make on a daily basis, both at home and at work.

Training in economics is valued by employers because it teaches transferable skills. On our degree course, you’ll learn the theory and practice you need to become a professional economist. We’ll help you to approach problems logically; become familiar with handling and interpreting quantitative data; and develop your ability to question/critique the quantitative analysis of others.

Our seminars are a lively mix of formats, involving teamwork, problem solving and presentations. Meanwhile, your coursework will help you to develop skills in time management, literature review, critical evaluation and communication – all very desirable skills in the workplace.

Throughout the course, you’ll benefit from lectures and seminars on careers, looking at CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media. We’ll encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to make plans to strengthen your skills and experience in preparation for your career.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Academic Skills
Economics for Managers
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Mathematics for Economists
Macroeconomics I
Microeconomics I
Business Analytics

Year two, core modules

Business Research Methods
Econometrics
Macroeconomics II
Microeconomics II
International Trade

Year two, optional modules

Business Law
Project Management
Responsible Business

Placement year (Optional)

Work Placement - Economics and International Business

Year three, core modules

Applied Economics
Career Management and Employability
Undergraduate Major Project

Year three, optional modules

Critical Approaches to Economics
EU Economy: Policy and Issues
Behavioural Economics
Industrial Organisation and Policy

Assessment methods

You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations as well as group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our virtual learning environment (VLE).

All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Economics, Strategy, Marketing and Enterprise

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Economics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
68%
Male students
32%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,968
med
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

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