Economics (with Foundation Year option) BSc (Hons)

Why study BSc (Hons) Economics at BU?

  • Develop an understanding of financial approaches and gain related mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills essential for starting a career in the global market 
  • Meet industry-leading practitioners and professionals through guest lectures, seminars and assessment activities 
  • Opportunities to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions 
  • Gain industry experience and enhance your employability by undertaking an optional 30-week placement which can be completed anywhere in the world 
  • Our graduates work as economic and financial or data analysts, accountants and executives for companies such as Adidas UK Ltd, Apple, BMW Financial Services and British Airways
  • Learn from expert, qualified senior staff many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice – 94% of our graduates think our staff are good at explaining things. 

Course accreditations 

The accrediting bodies on our BSc (Hons) Economics course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the BU Business School experience: 

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is a hallmark of excellence that has been awarded to fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide 
  • Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) accreditation provides graduates with the opportunity to be exempt from some of the exams required to become a Chartered Accountant. 

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the general business and management skills required for Economics, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.  

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
L100/L101 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

Required subjects: all subjects considered.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements for September 2021 and September 2022 entry: 48 - 72 UCAS tariff points.

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