Kingston University London

Course Introduction

In 2008, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression caught most economists by surprise. In its aftermath, the student movement "Rethinking Economics" called for education in more than just "mainstream" (or "neoclassical") economics. Most universities resisted this call; Kingston responded. Our degrees therefore provide a broader and more critical approach to economics than most UK universities.

Course Modules

Year 1: A foundation in economics; accounting; macroeconomics; mathematics; microeconomics; statistics; the environment of modern business; introduction to economics; UK government and politics. Year 2: Contemporary issues in economics; econometrics; macroeconomics; mathematical techniques; microeconomics; applied economics workshop; corporate finance; economics of development; environmental economics; global governance; global trade and finance; international financial markets; managerial economics and the firm; mathematical methods; writing and presenting economics. Year 3: Macroeconomics; microeconomics; business and economic forecasting; corporate finance; dissertation; econometrics; economic analysis of government; economic and social rights; economics of competition; economics of corporate strategy; economics of development; economics of integration; economics of organisations; economics of small and medium size enterprises; economics of sport; economics of transnational enterprises; financial econometrics; financial risk management; global environmental issues; global governance; international trade and finance; mathematical economics; microeconometrics; monetary economics in developing countries.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)
6 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 25
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Key Course Information

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50% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 59%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 82%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 88%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 35
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 20
Unknown 0

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 39%

Total Coursework: 61%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation