The BA in Economics is created to develop in students the skill set to analyse economic issues and tackle challenges that have both national and international importance. The programme provides students with a clear, holistic understanding of economic principles, concepts and ideas within the wider framework of the social and political environment.
The programme enables students to understand and apply the process of data and evidence collection, including the organization, analysis and presentation of material. It also provides students with a clear understanding of economic systems so that they are abstract concepts to real problems, some of which include issues of economic policy.
This degree stands out because of the range of course that it offers. Students will take courses such as Behavioural Economics, Public Economics, and Foundations of Economic Ideas. Courses such as these provide students with a more critical and more pluralist approach to economics than many mainstream Economics programmes do. Another key aspect is the interdisciplinary nature of the degree. Due to the liberal arts identity of Richmond University, students in this degree are exposed to courses from other social sciences or other academic areas. This improves the students’ ability to think critically and reflect on the material taught and studied.
Top 5 Reasons to study BA Economics
Benefit from the opportunity to co-publish in the research newsletter Briefing Notes in Economics
Gain valuable research training and finding through the senior project that you will be able to show future employers
Add desirable work experience to your CV through an international internship
Complement the study of economics with valuable minors from other academic disciplines
Be a competing candidate while accessing to leading graduate schools, including those in the UK and the USA
After you graduate
BHP Billiton, Citigroup, Ernst and Young, KPMG, United Nations, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Accenture, PWC
Further EducationHarvard Kennedy School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, SOAS, University of London, University of Toronto, The MIT Sloan School of Management
Career Paths for Economics GraduatesFinance, Consulting, Public Policy, Public Administration, Wealth Management, Business Development, Business Administration
We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships, you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
All students at Richmond University have the opportunity to study abroad. You can either study at one of our campuses for a semester to a year or study overseas at any of our partner locations across the world giving you a unique experience.
A Level: 96 UCAS points
US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade C, including mathematics and English.
English Language Requirements (Non-Native English Speakers)
IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
TOEFL (IBT) 80+ overall with: Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20
Pearsons Test of English (PTE) 51
Overall Cambridge English Scale score of no less than 168 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
How to apply
You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line Application. In order to submit your application, you will need the following information:
Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments.
The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference.
A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF or completed online.
An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate.