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BSc (Econ) (Hons) 2 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Economics
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

ABB to BBB

Scottish Highers
ABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
33

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

75%

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

£12,444

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

Buckingham University is unique in being the only private university in the UK with a Royal Charter. It is also unusual in offering two year degrees with several entry points in the year. The two year degrees are equivalent to three year degrees elsewhere because teaching takes place over the summer (July-September). From its foundation in the 1970s the university placed emphasis on small group teaching and a high level of interaction between lecturers and students, and this in large part explains its excellent results in the National Student Survey and in graduate employment rankings. The university has also been cutting edge in its research and this informs its teaching. Academics in Economics and Political Science led the way in the revival of classical economics and Margaret Thatcher, who opened the university, was also its Chancellor in the 1990s. The academic staff are drawn from across the political spectrum but are united by a commitment to opening up new fields of enquiry. And the relatively small size of the university means you will very quickly get to know your fellow students as well as your teachers.

Modules

Modules: econometrics; economics of the labour market; economics of the MENA region; European industrial revolutions; health economics and policy; history of economic thought; industrial organisation and strategy; international economics; intervention, free trade and protection; introduction to business; introduction to management; legal economics 1; legal economics 2; macroeconomic policy; macroeconomic theory; mathematics for economists; microeconomic policy; microeconomic theory; money, banking and financial markets; policy issues in less developed economies; principles of macroeconomics; principles of microeconomics; public sector economics; quantitative methods 1; quantitative methods 2; regulation and privatisation; statistics for business and economics; the economics of Europe; welfare economics.

University of Buckingham

Green Campus

Buckingham is unique. It is the only independent university in the UK with a Royal Charter, and probably the smallest with around 2,000 students. Honours degrees are achieved in two intensive years of study. We keep class sizes small, with a student:academic staff ratio of 10.5:1 and the Oxbridge style tutorial groups are often personalised and always exhilarating.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
80%
15%
5%

Year 1

80%
12%
8%

Year 2

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 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

91%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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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
56% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
24% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

3%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

20%

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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