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

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

69%

Subjects
  • Economics
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB (or ABB with a relevant EPQ)

Scottish Highers
BBBBC

BTEC Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
33

Specific grades in Maths and English may be required. Contact Department for details.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

69%

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 BSc (Hons) Economics provides opportunities for students to broaden their horizons by European exchange and placement year schemes and through student-led Economics Society activities. Students will develop a range of transferable skills, disciplinary knowledge and an understanding of economics, delivered by research active experts in the field. The Department of Economics at City University London can offer an international experience with both staff and students from a very large range of countries. Most staff are research-active, creators as well as consumers and transmitters of the course content. Undergraduate students can spend four years completing their degree by undertaking a work placement between years two and three. The degree then awarded is the BSc (Hons) Financial Economics, Economics, or Economics and Accountancy, â??with Integrated Professional Trainingâ??. Recent placements have been with HM Treasury, RBS, GlaxoSmithKline, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence, Goldman Sachs and the Financial Ombudsman Service. Economics and Financial Economics students have the opportunity to complete a smallscale research project in their final year. Economics and Accountancy students gain exemptions from professional examinations awarded by such bodies as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Modules

Year 1: core modules: Economics; statistics; mathematics; optional modules: philosophy; sociology; psychology; systems science; sociology workshop; psychology laboratory; computing; applied economics; history of journalism; biology and behaviour; foreign language; study skills; issues in contemporary philosophy. Years 2 and 3: Core modules: Economic theory; economic statistics; options; research project; optional year abroad or professional placement is available.

City, University of London

Located in the heart of London

Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
40%

Year 1

70%
30%

Year 2

79%
21%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the purpose of some exemptions from professional examinations. Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

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 82%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

66%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
42% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
368 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

26%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

22%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

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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