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University of Birmingham

Economics with Italian

UCAS Code: L1R3
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • Italian studies
Student score
79% MED
Not Available
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£26k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

AAA or AABB (if offering 4 A levels). GCSE Mathematics at grade A and GCSE foreign language grade B

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

To study Economics you need to understand how economists think about problems, and that means studying theoretical models. But we also understand the importance of applying those theories to the problems that economists face, so this programme (and all other Economics-based programmes) also emphasises applied Economics, aiming to help you develop skills in statistics that you can use to analyse economic data and forecast what may happen in the future.

Modules

Year 1: principles of economics a; principles of economics b; sustainable development: economy and environment; applied economics and IT skills a; applied economics and IT skills b; economic history of modern Britain 1870-2000; European economic issues; introductory quantitative methods a; introductory quantitative methods b; advanced quantitative economic methods a; advanced quantitative economic methods b.

University of Birmingham

Students outside campus

Steeped in history the University of Birmingham has a community campus vibe whilst being on the doorstep to the centre of the UK's second city. And because all students studying at Birmingham become automatic members of the Guild of Students you'll have many chances to develop skills outside of study, have fun, and meet like-minded people.

How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
65%
28%
7%

Year 1

75%
23%
2%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

41%
56%
3%

Year 4

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 86%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
35% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
416 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £26k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

29%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

19%

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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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 Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
87% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
408 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

15%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. Last year’s graduates in Italian had a particularly low unemployment rate (we can’t guarantee this will be the case when you graduate, but it is encouraging). About one in six graduates in 2012 got jobs overseas – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must – and in 2012, that included education, marketing, PR and finance. But remember, whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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