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University of Strathclyde

Economics and Business Law

UCAS Code: LM12

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

GCSE English Language 6/B or Literature 6/B, or an essay-based A Level B may be considered in lieu of English; GCSE Maths 6/B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

No subject below 5 and including English SL5, Maths/Maths Studies SL5

Scottish HNC

Pass

Relevant HNC, A in Graded Units; for advice on entry to Year 2 contact Business School Admissions

Scottish HND

Pass

Relevant HND, A in Graded Units; for advice on entry to Year 2 contact Business School Admissions

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B-A,A,B,B,B

Higher English B; Maths National 5 B, or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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

14%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Economics

Business law

Economics studies how wealth is created and distributed and informs government policy on sustainable economic growth.

Why Economics at Strathclyde?
4th in Scotland for Economics
(Complete University Guide 2019).
Study in a department which is home to the Fraser of Allander Institute – a leading research institute which offers internship and work placement opportunities for our students.
Use key economics concepts and models to better understand real world problems.
Develop excellent analytical and problem-solving skills that are highly valued by employers.
Gain the ability to explain complex data in simple terms to a diverse audience.
Benefit from being taught by staff who have strong links with policy-makers and industry.

Your Career
Graduate economists are in high demand. Our graduates have entered careers in a wide variety of fields, in both the private and public sectors. A degree in economics gives you fantastic transferable skills, so whilst many of our graduates stay in economics, many go into other roles. Recent examples include positions within the Government Economics Service, Morgan Stanley, UK Parliament, Deloitte, OfGEM, Royal Bank of Scotland, KPMG, and research positions in academia. Several graduates go on to postgraduate study each year.

Recent graduate roles include:
Economist
Consultant
Financial analyst

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
£1,820
per year
International
£14,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Strathclyde

Department:

Strathclyde Business School

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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.

80%
med
Economics
72%
low
Business law

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
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

92%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

Law

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

83%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
8%
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, research and administrative professionals
18%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
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.

Law

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Legal associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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.

£24k

£24k

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

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.

Business law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£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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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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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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