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London Metropolitan University

Economics (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: L110

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 (or equivalent).

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About this course


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

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Economics

**Why study this course?**

Our Economics (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the ideal course if you’re interested in studying economics at undergraduate level but you are unable to meet the entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree.

London Met has an excellent reputation for delivering economics degree courses. The Guardian has ranked London Met's economics courses second in London in its university league tables 2020.

**More about the course**

The foundation year of this degree course will give you a sound base in economics, accounting and business, ensuring you’re well-prepared to explore more specific areas of economics during your subsequent years of study.

The modules on this foundation year are shared between a number of other courses, allowing you to meet students with other academic interests and share ideas.

Following your foundation year, which is also designed to improve your communication and writing skills, you’ll have the opportunity to examine subjects including economic growth and sustainability, financial markets, banking and financial crises, econometrics and more.

In Year 1, 2 and 3 of the course you will study the same core modules – and have access to the same optional modules – as those who study our Economics BSc (Hons) course. There will also be opportunities to study abroad and gain valuable work experience.

Taught by experts in the field of economics, some of whom are advisers to major financial institutions, you’ll be well-equipped for a career in finance on graduation. You will graduate with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Modules

Example Year 0 modules:

Introduction to Banking, Finance and Economics
Principles of Accounting
The Context of Business
Using and Managing Data and Information

Example Year 1 modules:

Accounting
Contextualising Theory
Economics for Finance and Business
Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions
Quantitative Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics

Example Year 2 modules:

Econometrics and Financial Modelling
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Creating a Winning Business 1
Learning through Work
Bank Lending and the Legal Environment
Economics and Ethics
Information Technology for Professional Practice
International Business and World Markets
Money and Banking

Example Year 3 modules:

Development Economics and Emerging Markets
Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics
Professional Experience Year Placement
Creating a Winning Business 2
Learning through Work 2
Economics of Multinational Business
International Corporate Social Responsibility
International Trade and Finance
Personal Finance

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through individual and group presentations, coursework, mini-projects, placement employer assessments, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams, industry projects, case studies, executive summary reports and computer-based projects.

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
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Law School

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

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.

£20,800
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

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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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