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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Economics
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18.8k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any subject related to the course at grade C and Any Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Considered where 3 or more subjects have been achieved with with grade D or above

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
25

12 points from Higher level subjects

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The government economic service has publicly criticised economics training in higher education for not putting enough emphasis on understanding and application. This is the reason that for years they have not been able to fill their vacancies. This plays to the strength of our BSc Economics course, which puts a strong emphasis on critical understanding and application.

Modules

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Front of the university

Cardiff Met is situated in an exciting and modern city. It is a leading new university in Wales that offers a range of courses designed with your career in mind. It is always investing to provide its students with the best experience possible and students here feel it's a global university that goes the extra mile. Cardiff is ranked as one of the best value cities to study in within the UK.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

23%
71%
6%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
52%
38%
10%

Year 1

50%
39%
11%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
17% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
242 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.8k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

26%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which 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. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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