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Birkbeck, University of London

Economics and Business

UCAS Code: LN11

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

120

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

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

Subjects

Business studies

Economics

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.

Modules

You take compulsory and option modules at Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6, to a total of 360 credits.

In Year 1, you take five compulsory Level 4 modules to a total of 120 credits. These provide core, cross-disciplinary knowledge.

In Years 2 and 3, you choose from a range of Level 5 and Level 6 option modules, matching your interests, strengths and career and academic aspirations. Full-time students usually take 120 credits in each year and you must take at least 120 credits at Level 6.

You can also choose option modules from our BSc Economics and BSc Financial Economics, subject to fulfilling any prerequisites and with guidance from the Programme Director.

COMPULSORY MODULES:

Introduction to Economics;
Introductory Quantitative Techniques;
IT and Professional Skills;
Management Studies I;
Management Studies II.

INDICATIVE OPTION MODULES:

Advanced Topics in Economics and Finance;
Applied Statistics and Econometrics;
Brand Development;
Capital Markets and Corporate Finance;
Commercial Law for Business;
Corporate Finance;
Economics of Public Policy;
Employment Relations and Human Resources Management;
Environmental Management and Business Strategy;
Financial Institutions and Regulation;
Financial Management;
International Business;
International Finance;
Issues in Development Economics;
Macroeconomic Theory and Policy;
Management of Innovation;
Marketing Principles and Practices;
Marketing Strategy;
Microeconomic Theory and Policy;
Political Economy;
Portfolio Management;
UK Financial Institutions and Markets.

INDICATIVE BSC ECONOMICS/BSC FINANCIAL ECONOMICS OPTION MODULES:
Current Economic Problems;
Macroeconomics;
Mathematics for Economists;
Microeconomics;
Principles of Finance;
Quantitative Techniques for Applied Economics.

This is an indicative list of option modules; some option modules run in alternate years and those available are subject to change.

Assessment methods

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

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
International
£13,675
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
med
Business studies
80%
med
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Economics

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£26k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£33k

£33k

£20k

£20k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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