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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Economics
Student score
72% LOW
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£23k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including A level Mathematics at Grade B or above.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

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

BTEC Diploma

Business or Science National Diploma considered alongside other qualifications. A level Mathematics at Grade B or above also required.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Business Diploma with strong GCSE background including Mathematics and English Language at grade B. A level Mathematics at Grade B or above also required.

International Baccalaureate

Including 4 in SL English and 5 in HL 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


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


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

This is for you if you want to investigate in depth the application of mathematics and statistics to core areas of economics. An Economics BSc is for you if you want to build on the foundation of a Mathematics A-level and gain specialist knowledge in the application of mathematics and statistics to core areas of economics.


In your first year, you will be introduced to the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and the economic application of advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to the solution of economic problems. First year modules are common to all Economics-related BSc 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. A focus on econometrics will teach you the application of mathematics and statistics in economics. 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. Core modules in advanced microeconomics and advanced macroeconomics provide you with an understanding of contemporary economic theory. You will also study industrial and public economics. Statistical knowledge is enhanced through an advanced module in econometrics and a computer-based empirical project is undertaken to provide skills in econometric research. For full module details, please see our website: https://le.ac.uk/courses/economics-bsc

University of Leicester

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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

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 75%
Student score 72% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
7% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £23k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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