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University of Leicester

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Considered alongside other qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics grade B (5) and GCSE English Language grade C (4) is also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Including a minimum of 16 points at HL. Minimum grade of 5 in SL or 4 in HL Mathematics or 6 in SL Maths Studies, plus grade 4 in SL English required if not held at GCSE.

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

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

DD

Business or Science National Diploma considered alongside other qualifications.

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

D

Considered alongside other qualifications.

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

DDD

Business Diploma with strong GCSE background including Mathematics and English Language at grade B (5).

Considered alongside other qualifications.

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: cssadmissions@le.ac.uk

Considered alongside other qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

128

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Economics

This course is for you if you want a comprehensive and critical understanding of the ideas, concepts and issues central to economics.

An Economics BA offers a great opportunity to engage with modern economic policy issues and economic analysis. You will study modern economic analysis, economic policy issues and research techniques. We will also foster your analytical abilities and critical appraisal skills, which are particularly useful transferable skills for graduate employment and will prepare you for a career in the public or private sector, whether that be in financial services, business management or the Government Economic Service. Your time here will also equip you with the research techniques that are vital to postgraduate study.

Modules

In your first year, you will be introduced to the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and the economic application of basic mathematical and statistical techniques to the solution of economic problems. First year modules are common to all Economics-related BA degrees. There is flexibility to switch between these degrees during your first year.

In Year 2, you will develop the skills acquired during your first year, study how economic factors have shaped history and continue to strengthen your ability to analyse economic data.

In your final year, you will have the opportunity to choose option modules, giving you the opportunity to shape your degree according to your interests. You will also develop specialist knowledge in advanced microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and undertake in-depth research in an area of economics during your dissertation. In addition, you will be able to choose from a wide range of advanced topics in economic theory, its applications to business and financial decision-making and the economic analysis of government and international policy.

For full module details, please see our website: https://le.ac.uk/courses/economics-ba

Assessment methods

You will usually have eight hours of lectures and four hours of classes or tutorials per week, although this may vary between modules. The lecture programme is supported by small-group tutorials, seminars or practical classes, designed to encourage discussion, exploration and application of issues arising from lecture material.

During the course of your degree you will be assessed by a mixture of exams and course work. In your final year you will complete a dissertation - an independent research project. This will give you the opportunity to work on a topic of your choice that you are particularly interested in.

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:

University of Leicester

Department:

Leicester School of Business

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.

70%
low
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

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
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

84%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£21,112
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
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.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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