36 months
15900 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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Study Economics (Hons) at the University of Stirling and open the door to endless career opportunities in the world of business.

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An Economics (Hons)  degree from University of Stirling  empowers you with sharp analytical tools, from experts in their field, with an ever-present emphasis on intellectual curiosity. 

Our introductory teaching is delivered in a revolutionary new way of learning Economics through our commitment to the CORE Project – “Economics for a Changing World”. In using real-world data to answer real-world questions from the very beginning of your studies, you will understand global issues with historical and philosophical context.

  • We focus on real-world theory instead of textbook-simple theory, which is rigorously challenged with data and evidence.
  • Our specialisms of environmental economics, behavioural economics, and public policy analysis are embedded throughout the course. 
  • The internationally-renowned Behavioural Science Centre within the Economics Division contributes two modules in behavioural and experimental economics to our degree. 
  • Strategic thinking is one of the central pillars of the course, and you will be introduced to decision and game theory as part of this through a bespoke module in year three. 
  • The course includes a dissertation, which arms students with cutting-edge research methods, and challenges you to produce publication-quality research. The best pieces are published in our in-house journal, the Stirling Student Economic Review.
  • We foster a strong staff/student community, emphasising collaboration and ensuring you’re a name and not a number from the outset. 

Our expert staff will give you an insight into professional practices through their cutting-edge research, teaching practice, 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.

What jobs can you get with an Economics degree?

Good Economics courses prepare you for a wealth of career opportunities, and the business skills you’ll learn during your studies have boundless applications. The opportunity to study Economics with a complimentary subject at Stirling can also give you a unique edge in your chosen field, as can our range of specialist career services for students. 

In addition to careers in business and government, there are a range of jobs in companies that directly use economics and seek graduates who hold a good degree in the discipline. Economics graduates from Stirling are working in diverse careers that span everything from Portfolio Managers and Economic Analysts to Social workers, IT Specialists and Members of Parliament.

Recent Stirling graduates have started their careers in some of the following roles:

  • Debt Products Analyst, Merrill Lynch
  • Economic Analyst, Scottish Water
  • Insurance Consultant, Aviva
  • Credit Risk Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group

Other graduates have forged careers as:

  • Principal Research Officer, Scottish Government
  • Head of Business Transformation, AEGON Scottish Equitable
  • Investment Manager, Deutsche Bank
  • Executive Director, Goldman Sachs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Decision Making and Markets
  • Understanding the Wider Economy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Business Analytics
  • Statistics for Economics, Business and Management
  • Decision and Game Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits

360 or 480


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • ABBB – by the end of S5
  • AABB – by the end of S6
GCE A-levels
  • BBB
IB Diploma
  • 30
BTEC (Level 3)
  • DDM
Essential subjects
  • Mathematics National 5 (B), Intermediate 2 (C), Standard Grade (3), GCSE (C/4) or equivalent
Widening access students
  • Widening access students may be eligible for an adjusted offer of entry. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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