City University London

Course Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Economics provides opportunities for students to broaden their horizons by European exchange and placement year schemes and through student'led Economics Society activities. Students will develop a range of transferable skills, disciplinary knowledge and an understanding of economics, delivered by research active experts in the field. The Department of Economics at City University London can offer an international experience with both staff and students from a very large range of countries. Most staff are research'active, creators as well as consumers and transmitters of the course content. Undergraduate students can spend four years completing their degree by undertaking a work placement between years two and three. The degree then awarded is the BSc (Hons) Financial Economics, Economics, or Economics and Accountancy, 'with Integrated Professional Training'. Recent placements have been with HM Treasury, RBS, GlaxoSmithKline, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence, Goldman Sachs and the Financial Ombudsman Service. Economics and Financial Economics students have the opportunity to complete a smallscale research project in their final year. Economics and Accountancy students gain exemptions from professional examinations awarded by such bodies as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Course Modules

Year 1: core modules: Economics; statistics; mathematics; optional modules: philosophy; sociology; psychology; systems science; sociology workshop; psychology laboratory; computing; applied economics; history of journalism; biology and behaviour; foreign language; study skills; issues in contemporary philosophy. Years 2 and 3: Core modules: Economic theory; economic statistics; options; research project; optional year abroad or professional placement is available.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher BBBBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAAABB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

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94% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 97%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 97%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 91%

£27,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 25
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 25
Unknown 5

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 74%

Total Coursework: 26%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation