Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

This course offers more than just mainstream economics. You will study both traditional and alternative approaches to economics, including controversial theories informed by the financial crisis of 2008. This will help you develop a better understanding of the real world and a more critical approach to economics. The Business Economics BSc(Hons) has a specific focus on studying issues that affect large and small businesses across the globe.

Throughout your degree you will develop core skills valued by employers. For example, the Working as an Economist module develops your researching, writing and presenting skills. Economics graduates work in a wide variety of sectors, including business, finance, marketing, media, science, engineering, healthcare and teaching.

Business Economics achieved 100% overall satisfaction from final year students in the 2017 annual National Student Survey (NSS), which asks for feedback on courses.

**Foundation year – Social Sciences**

If you are thinking of returning to education after a break you could apply for our foundation year course. This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the Social Sciences. At Kingston these include Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and Politics.

Throughout the year-long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a social sciences degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Foundation year

- Overcoming the challenges in understanding individual and collective human behaviour

- Practical Research Skills

- Using Quantitative Methods

- Becoming an Active Learner

Year 1

- Becoming an Economist

- Economic Policy and Principles

- Economics Quantitatively Treated 1

- Capitalism

Year 2

- Competition and the Firm

- Economics Quantitatively Treated 2

- Macroeconomics

- Microeconomics

Year 3

- Working as an Economist

- Economics of Organisations and Strategy

- Advanced Economic Policy and Principles

- Development Economics

- International Trade and Finance

- Mathematical Economics

- Money, Banking and Financial Markets

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) Other Fees