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University of Bradford

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

80 points from 2 full A levels

As UCAS tariff

112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

As UCAS tariff

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Economics

Our 4-year BSc (Hons) in Economics will give you the skills you need for a career in the financial sector, or to pursue a managerial career.

You’ll develop a strong working knowledge of:

*microeconomics and macroeconomics
*qualitative and mathematical research methods
*financial markets and banking
*economic trends, institutions and policies – both national and international

You’ll study core Economics modules and choose optional modules from other complementary subject disciplines within the School of Management, ensuring you emerge as a well-rounded, commercially aware professional.

The programme focuses on the application of theory to real-world commercial situations. It is also oriented towards research-led teaching from academic staff with research interests in fields such as:

*international trade
*European economic integration
*dynamic macroeconomics and international finance
*financial economics
*emerging markets and transitional economics

You'll have a wide range of career opportunities open to you on graduation, in both the public and private sectors, along with the foundations for further study in finance, economics and business management.

**Professional accreditation**
Our degrees provide you with vocationally relevant knowledge and understanding, and, depending on modules taken, you may qualify for partial exemption from Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations.

**Rankings**
The University of Bradford is ranked 301-400 in the world for Business and Economics in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Modules

Year one - Critical Thinking and Presentation Skills for Economists (core) Economic Thought & Economic Development (core) Introduction to Financial Markets & Banking (core) Principles of Economic Theory (core) Quantitative Methods for Economists (core)

Year two - Financial Markets (core) Further Mathematics for Economists (core) Intermediate Economic Theory (core) Personal & Professional Skills Development (core) Research Skills & Econometrics (core)

Year three - Advanced Economic Theory (core) Dissertation in Economics (core) Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (core) Financial Economics & International Finance (core) Business Economics & Industrial organisation (option) Economics of Labour & Leisure (option) Trade, Regionalism and Globalisation (option) University Elective (option). Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

Assessment methods

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners.

Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.

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
£15,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Management

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below 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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
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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£19k

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£23k

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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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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