Bachelor in Economics


Program Description


Almost every decision taken in our fast-moving social, commercial and technological world revolves around economic factors. What causes inflation? How can unemployment be reduced? How do energy and environmental markets work? Big questions such as these demand big answers, and with an Economics degree from the University of Stirling, you’ll be perfectly placed to play your part in answering them.

Our Economics course is ranked 3rd in Scotland and top 15 in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018). Our expert staff will give you an insight into professional practices through their cutting-edge research and links to industry. You’re also free to combine your studies with one of eight other courses, sharpening your focus on a specific area that complements your growing knowledge of economics.

Broaden your knowledge at one of the UK’s leading Business and Management institutions, and discover why our Economics course ranks among the best in the country.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 Ranked 3rd in Scotland for Economics (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)

#2 Combine your course in Economics with one of eight complementary subjects

#3 Among the top 20 Economics courses in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018)

Course details

You can study Economics as a four-year single-honours degree or take it in conjunction with one of eight other subjects to earn a combined honours degree. The first four semesters of your studies will introduce you to micro- and macroeconomics before you move on to gain a deeper understanding of both subjects and expand your knowledge of economics and business.

Modules in semesters 5-8 are designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of the central methods of economic analysis and major policy issues. You’ll also write a dissertation in your final year, as well as choosing from elective modules that can give you a specialist understanding of areas such as Environmental Economics and Financial Economics.


Our research-led teaching builds on the latest thinking from the business world and provides you with insights that will set you out from the crowd when you enter the job market. Our teaching in Economics has been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and achieved the highest possible rating in every area.

In a typical week, you’ll attend two or three lectures and a tutorial or seminar for each module you’re taking. Your timetable will vary depending on whether you’re taking Economics as a single honours course or as a combined degree with the available subjects.


Assessment will be a mixture of exams and coursework.

Study abroad

You’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.

Find out more about studying abroad.


Dr Mirko Moro, Course Director

+44 (0) 1786 467380

Fees - 2018/2019

  • Overseas students (non-EU) £ 12,140.00
  • Scottish and EU students £ 1,820.00
  • Students from the rest of the UK £9,250 per year for a maximum of 4 years
Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

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