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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Economics
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
97% 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

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Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
25

5 points from English and 4 points from Mathematics

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

91%

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

Not available

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

In 2008, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression caught most economists by surprise. In its aftermath, the student movement 'Rethinking Economics' called for education in more than just 'mainstream' (or 'neoclassical') economics. Most universities resisted this call; Kingston responded. Our degrees therefore provide a broader and more critical approach to economics than most UK universities.

Modules

Year 1: A foundation in economics; accounting; macroeconomics; mathematics; microeconomics; statistics; the environment of modern business; introduction to economics; UK government and politics. Year 2: Contemporary issues in economics; econometrics; macroeconomics; mathematical techniques; microeconomics; applied economics workshop; corporate finance; economics of development; environmental economics; global governance; global trade and finance; international financial markets; managerial economics and the firm; mathematical methods; writing and presenting economics. Year 3: Macroeconomics; microeconomics; business and economic forecasting; corporate finance; dissertation; econometrics; economic analysis of government; economic and social rights; economics of competition; economics of corporate strategy; economics of development; economics of integration; economics of organisations; economics of small and medium size enterprises; economics of sport; economics of transnational enterprises; financial econometrics; financial risk management; global environmental issues; global governance; international trade and finance; mathematical economics; microeconometrics; monetary economics in developing countries.

Kingston University

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At Kingston University we offer world-class facilities, award-winning resources, an enviable location, excellent links with industry and a diverse student population. We make it our goal to provide you with the skills and experiences you need to go on and make a difference – to your own life and those around you.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
72%

Year 1

50%
44%
6%

Year 2

38%
46%
16%

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 81%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

66%

Library resources are satisfactory

76%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

78%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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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
22% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
26% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
247 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

15%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

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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