Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This BSc Economics with Foundation Year is designed to provide you with a core of rigorous, technically demanding, yet applications-oriented, skills in economics. Students completing the degree will have acquired enough knowledge and skills to equip them for professions requiring economic literacy and with the analytical tools expected from a top economics degree.

This is a rigorous course that combines an open admissions policy with high standards. Where there are gaps in your previous education we will fill those gaps, but you will also achieve the same standard of training in the core skills of economics as in any other economics degree.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will automatically progress onto our three-year, full-time evening study BSc Economics or onto one of our other Economics programmes: BSc Economics and Business, BSc Economics and Social Policy, BSc Finance with Accounting or BSc Financial Economics. You need only complete one application and you enrol onto one programme.

**Highlights**

- Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you needed for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.

- The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department which creates significant interdisciplinary synergies.

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

- You will be taught by academics who are professional practitioners in the world of economics and international finance, and who provide specialist advice and in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks.

- The research of our academics, many of whom are recognised as world-class experts in their fields, feeds directly into our teaching programmes. As a student you can be certain that your tutors are actively working to extend the boundaries of knowledge.

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
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees