BSc (Hons) Economics

General

Program Description

Course Overview

The strength of our BSc Economics degree is a strong emphasis on critical understanding and application. The Government Economic Service has publicly criticised economics training in higher education for not putting enough emphasis on understanding and application. This is the reason that for years they have not been able to fill their vacancies. Therefore, we are proud to be the first new university to adopt the new CORE curriculum.

Our Economics tutors work with organisations such as the Government Economic Service, to ensure our curriculum is cutting edge and relevant.

Learning & Teaching

We are committed to providing you with the necessary support to enable you to realise your full potential. Our innovative teaching methods include experiments and the very latest teaching materials. Modules are typically taught through a mixture of lectures and seminars/workshops and all modules are supported through Moodle, the virtual learning environment.

Employability & Careers

Economists are in demand in both the private and public sector. They can be skilled managers, researchers, analysts and strategists. Research shows that Economics students have higher average earnings than most other graduates, including those studying a general business degree. Figures published by the Complete University Guide in 2016, show an average starting professional salary of £28,000 for Economics graduates.

Work Placements:
The provision of work-placements as an assessed part of your academic programme of learning is so important that we provide you with the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your second-year studies. We have strong links with the business community and the work-placement programme is designed to enhance your future employability prospects.

Progression to postgraduate study within the Cardiff School of Management is also an option.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Foundation route:

Applicants will preferably have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least 1 A level (or equivalent).

Degree:

Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), plus 112 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

Typical offers may include:

  • 112 points from at least two A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
  • 112 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
  • 112 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
  • 112 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma

*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

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