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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Economics
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Mathematics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Mathematics at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

DDD in Business diploma plus grade B in A-level Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate
30

Including Grade 5 in Higher Level Mathematics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

89%

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

£9,000

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

The Department of Economics prides itself on its teaching excellence so you can be assured that you will find yourself being immersed in a stimulating and innovative learning environment, which will enable you to realise your potential and to compete alongside the very best. You will be taught by leading experts who have both an excellent academic reputation and real world experience. This is for you if you want to investigate in depth the application of mathematics and statistics to core areas of economics. This course offers an excellent preparation for careers in economic research, statistical forecasting and econometrics, as well as those in traditional areas of economics such as management, finance and accountancy.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: mathematical statistics; mathematical techniques; economics; business; finance; information technology. Year 2: Core modules: microeconomics; macroeconomics; statistics and mathematical approaches to economics. Year 3 Core modules: advanced microeconomics and advanced macroeconomics; econometrics; economic forecasting.

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building! 
 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

28%
72%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
85%
15%

Year 1

75%
25%

Year 2

64%
36%

Year 3

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 80%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
47% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
352 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

18%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

13%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

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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