Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme will give you a greater depth of understanding of real-world issues and allow you to study economic, social and geographical theories while learning how to apply them to contemporary policy issues.

The programme responds to recent concerns from students and employers that standard economics programmes often contain narrow and uncritical content. By contrast, this programme will prepare you for jobs in the private or public sector that require clear and concise interpretations of policy issues and an understanding of the interface between economic, social, political and geographical change. Our students build successful careers with a variety of employers in a range of sectors, including the Government Economic Service, the Treasury, the Bank of England, commercial banks, local government, social services and teaching.

The first two years will provide you with core interdisciplinary skills and a broad understanding of policy and context. In subsequent years, you can choose greater specialisation in economics or other disciplines as you wish.

Highlights

- The programme offers a well-integrated interdisciplinary core, while allowing you to adopt academic specialisms if you wish in your final two years. In so doing, you will obtain a broad and balanced perspective.

- This course shares modules and academic expertise across three departments at Birkbeck: Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Geography and Politics.

- We have an excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for diverse employers, including the Treasury and the Bank of England.

- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of our research outputs in Economics were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,675 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £6,935 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £6,935 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £10,275 Overseas Fees