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University of Greenwich

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We will consider GCSE Mathematics at B grade or Grade 5 or above, and English Language at C grade or Grade 5 or above. No equivalents accepted.

UCAS Tariff

120
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Economics

If you’ve got an analytical mind, enjoy solving business problems, and are looking for a career in finance and investment, our economics degree could provide the skills and knowledge you need.

This degree in economics is designed to provide you with a solid, competitive grounding in economics from a multitude of theoretical perspectives. You will be able to apply theory to analyse real-world economic, business and social problems. Using industry-standard statistical software, you'll gain data analysis skills that are vital for employment or postgraduate study.

Modules cover the core subjects of microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic history and quantitative methods but also a variety of specialist areas such as environmental economics, trading and finance.

Our graduates pursue careers in banking, finance, insurance and marketing and work in government enterprises.

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Macroeconomics I (30 credits)
Microeconomics I (30 credits)
Quantitative Methods for Economists 1 (30 credits)
Personal and Professional Development 1 (IBE) (15 credits)
Economic History (15 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Professional Practice in International Business & Economics (15 credits)
History of Economic Thought (15 credits)
Macroeconomics and Microeconomics in Context 1 (30 credits)
Quantitative Methods and Econometrics (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Internationalisation, Trade and Markets (15 credits)
Doing Business in Emerging Economies (15 credits)
The economy and the environment (15 credits)
Banking and Finance in a Global Context (30 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Project (Economics & International Business) (30 credits)
Macroeconomics and Microeconomics in Context II (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Managerial Economics (30 credits)
Monetary Economics (30 credits)
Labour Economics, Policy and Regulation (30 credits)
Political Economy of International Development and Finance (30 credits)
Advanced Econometrics (30 credits)
Theory and Practice of Trading (30 credits)
Principles of Investment (30 credits)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework, portfolio assignments, oral presentations and project work.

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

The Uni


Course location:

Greenwich Maritime (University Campus)

Department:

International Business and Economics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Economics

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

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
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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£22k

£24k

£24k

£25k

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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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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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