BSc in Economics

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

bsc-in-economics

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 22,379

Course Accredited By

ACCA

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
The Brunel Economics BSc combines a thorough grounding in economic theory with the practical skills needed to apply that knowledge to business, industrial, financial or government environments.
  • You’ll learn how markets operate from microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives and how trade and business priorities shape the ways societies function. Special attention will be given to financial marketins and the banking sector, as well as an introduction to accounting.
  • Further, you’ll develop the analytical, quantitative, statistical and computing skills used to predict how societies, governments, businesses and households will respond to events, trends and market behaviour.
  • You will study statistics and econometrics and develop skills in data presentation, analysis and modelling. This training will use analytical packages widely used by business and financial institutions such as SAS, EViews, Bloomberg, Reuters and STATA.
  • We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you hands-on experience in a real-life working environment.
  • You can tailor the final year of your course to specialise in an area of particular interest.
  • Our economics undergraduate degree is accredited by ACCA and CIMA, and graduates will receive exemptions from professional papers should they wish to continue their study to become a chartered accountant.
  • The analytical, quantitative and transferable skills you’ll gain from your Brunel degree are highly valued by employers and will prepare you for a wide range of career and postgraduate study options in the areas of economics, business and finance.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level BBB, including grade B in Maths or Maths & Statistics (General Studies not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in any subject and A-level Maths or Maths & Statistics at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject and A-level Maths or Maths & Statistics at grade B.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject and A-levels grade BC including Maths or Maths & Statistics.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Higher Level Maths. 
  • Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 and grade B in A level Maths or Maths & Statistics.
  • A minimum of five GCSEs are required, including GCSE Mathematics grade C or grade 4 and GCSE English Language grade C or grade 4 or GCSE English Literature grade B or grade 5.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of economic theory, statistics, econometrics and finance as well as the practical and transferable skills needed to apply your knowledge to real-world problems.
  • Our Economics BSc consists of compulsory and optional modules and a final dissertation. 
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • EC1005 - Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • EC1010 - Microeconomic Principles
  • EC1020 - Macroeconomic Principles
  • EC1030 - Financial Markets
  • EC1040 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • EC1601 - Professional Skills and Statistics

Year 2
Compulsory

  • EC2001 - Microeconomic Principles II
  • EC2002 - Macroeconomic Principles II
  • EC2008 - Mathematical Economics
  • EC2601 - Money and Banking
  • EC2604 - Economics of Information
  • EC2605 - Introduction to Econometrics

Year 3
Compulsory

  • EC3000 - Economics Project
  • EC3603 - Advanced Topics in Economic Theory
  • EC3608 - Further Econometrics

Optional

  • EC3066 - Managerial and Industrial Economics
  • EC3068 - The Economics of Labour Markets
  • EC3601 - Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • EC3604 - International Money and Finance
  • EC3606 - Developmental Economics
  • UK
  • £9,250 full-time £1,385 placement year Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. 
  • Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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