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University of East London

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Economics

Our BSc Economics equips you with the right skills to tackle the different challenges you’ll face in the ever-changing business world.

This professionally recognised course (CISI, CBI, CIMA, CFA and STA) ensures that you graduate with the skills that employers need, delivered by leading experts in the field that care passionately about their subject.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the methods, theory and applications of economic science and finance, as well their functions in the contemporary business world.

Alongside essential academic theory, this course will develop your problem-solving, technical and analytical skills as you apply economic analysis to real-life issues, based on case studies from our major business links.

The course has a strong emphasis on the world of work, so you’ll benefit from skills and enterprise workshops, and we’ll help you to find work experience through our network of connections in busy Stratford, iconic Canary Wharf and beyond. Through your understanding of key developments in the global business environment, you will be prepared for a career as an economist as well as a skilled manager, researcher, analyst or strategist working in finance, banking, business management, consulting, commerce, the public sector and voluntary organisations.

Modules

Whether or not you’ve studied the subject before, we’ll give you a thorough introduction to the science of economics, and the business environment in which economies and economic decisions operate.

The course will help you to understand business behaviour in the context of financial institutions and markets, underpinned by a good knowledge of economic theory and policies.

You’ll take a module in Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance, learn about econometrics, welfare economics, economics of development, international trade, the political economy and how to manage an investment portfolio.

In your second and third years you’ll have a choice of nine optional modules, including Economics of Business Strategy, Behavioural Economics, and Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Modelling and Analysis and Corporate Governance, so you can really customise your learning.

This highly popular course will also help you develop valuable transferrable skills, including problem-solving, technical and analytical skills. You’ll learn how to solve financial problems; use our award-winning Bloomberg terminals to source information and perform portfolio analysis; communicate effectively; manage a project and work as part of a team.

Assessment methods

We’ll assess you in a way that will mirror some of the tasks you will be expected to carry out during your career.

These include preparing and delivering reports and presentations, producing a portfolio of work, delivering a business pitch, analysing a case study, doing a literature review, conducting a business simulation or producing a financial analysis and plan.

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
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

Royal Docks School of Business and Law

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.

Social sciences

Sorry, no information to show

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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

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.

£20,475
med
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Welfare professionals
11%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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