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Loughborough University

International Economics

UCAS Code: L115
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Economics
Student score
85% HIGH
% 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

Grades AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers

BTEC Diploma

National Diploma: Grades DD plus one academic A Level at grade B. BTEC level 3 relevant subject: Business

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 relevant subject: Business

International Baccalaureate

35 points with 6 6 5 at HL

UCAS tariff points

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which must be an academic subject) at grades AB. BTEC Level 3 relevant subject: Business

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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


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


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

International economics focuses on the trade, financial and development issues facing different economies and their institutional frameworks. This course is designed for those students who have an interest in different economies and the relationships between them. It is designed to open up a wide range of careers in companies operating globally or for policy makers such as the World Bank. Why countries specialise in certain goods and services for comparative advantage over other countries and how this changes over time, how global financial markets affect national economic policies, and how emerging and developing countries grow – these are all important questions that policy makers around the world are tackling today. This course covers the essential core modules in economics and also offers a distinct international flavour. Optional modules give you the opportunity to specialise in areas that are of interest to you and your career aspirations.


Year 1: Areas studied include organisational behaviour, marketing, microeconomics, financial framework, international organisations, quantative methods for business, and business modelling. Year 2: Areas studied include international business, economics and management, ethics and corporate social responsibility, macroeconomics, human resource and business information management, accounting, data analysis, and brand management. Optional six-month ‘international semester’. Year 3: Areas studied include international corporate governance, international negotiations, international marketing, international human resource management and strategic management.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
30% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
395 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 functional managers and directors


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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