Economics BSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

economics-bsc

Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,081

Course Accredited By

CIMA

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Leicester’s School of Business has an international reputation for being at the forefront of innovation in economic science, and you will be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus. You will study the core areas of microeconomics and macroeconomics and the application of basic mathematical and statistical techniques to the solution of economic problems.
  • Economic issues occupy the news, capture our attention and affect our everyday lives. This course offers a comprehensive and critical understanding of the ideas, concepts and issues central to economics, enabling you to better understand these issues and the world around you.
  • You will engage with modern policy issues and economic analysis, and develop analytical abilities and critical appraisal skills. These are particularly beneficial transferable skills for graduate employment and will prepare you for a career in the public or private sector, whether that be in financial services, business management or the Government Economic Service. Your time here will also equip you with the research techniques that are vital to postgraduate study. Job prospects are excellent, with 95% of our economics students employed (or studying for a Master’s) six months after graduating (The UniGuide).
  • In addition all of our economics degrees are accredited by CIMA, the professional body of management accountants.
  • The close relationship between research and teaching is one of the great advantages of studying with us, and we welcome talented students from countries all over the world. Our staff are active researchers of international renown, and have acted as advisers and consultants to many international and national organisations, including the European Central Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank of Poland, the Central Bank of Greece and a number of UK Government departments.

The first year of this degree is shared with the following BSc degrees:

  • Business Economics BSc
  • Economics and Accounting BSc
  • Financial Economics and Banking BSc
  • This means that you have the option to switch to any of these courses at the end of your first year.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies or Critical Thinking not included. Own language may be considered.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB EPQ at grade B.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
  • GCSE: Grade B (5) in Mathematics and Grade C (4) in English Language
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Full Diploma with 30 points, including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths or 6 in SL Maths Studies or 4 in HL Maths if not held at GCSE.
  • BTEC Extended National Diploma: DDD in Business diploma with strong GCSE background including Mathematics at grade B (5) and English Language at grade C (4).
  • Other national and international qualifications considered.
  • Second Year Entry is not possible on this course.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the School of Business.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1

  • Microeconomics
  • Maths for Economics 1
  • Statistics for Economists 1
  • Macroeconomics
  • Maths for Economics 2
  • Statistics for Economists 2
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics, Finance and Business
  • Four of our Economics courses share the exact same first year. This means that you can switch to any of these degrees at the end of your first year:
  • Economics and Accounting BSc
  • Business Economics BSc (renamed from Economics and Business BA from 2021/22 onwards
  • Financial Economics and Banking BSc
  • It is not possible to switch to either our BSc Economics and Econometrics or BSc Financial Economics and Econometrics courses as these have a different first year. The BSc Economics offers a solid grounding in quantitative methods and includes econometrics modules that cover material that would sufficiently prepare you for master's level study in economics or finance.

Year 2

Core modules

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Firms, Markets and Welfare
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Topics in Applied Econometrics
  • Introductory Econometrics

Game Theory

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Money and Central Banking
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Economic History

Final Year

Core modules

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Dissertation 

Option modules

Choose two option modules from:

  • Industrial Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Development Economics
  • International Trade

Then choose three option modules from:

  • International Finance
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Economics of Health
  • Economics of Education
  • You cannot choose both the modules marked 

Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)

  • On a ULSB course you have the option of spending your third year gaining work experience on an industry placement or studying abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you can continue studying and complete your degree in three years.
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2021 
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years 
  • Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year 
  • Year in Industry: your fee will be 15% of the full-time tuition fee that applies in that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

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