Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
Economic principles play an important role in the daily choices that we make and impacts on aspects of society from banking and financial services to public policy, education and healthcare. Middlesex University provides students with the necessary tools to address economic problems in the real world, ensuring graduates are able to confidently navigate their future career path.


Why study BSc Economics at Middlesex University?

The study of Economics is concerned with a wide range of issues such as the production, consumption and pricing of goods and services, the study of incentives, the effect of social interactions on economics outcome, monetary and fiscal policies, and decision-making. Through stimulating theory, quantitative methods and debate students explore the key factors that influence economic forces and learn to apply knowledge to real-world problems.

The BSc Economics challenges students to grow and perform at a high level, helping them to acquire the technical knowledge, analytical skills and critical thinking that are in demand across many industry sectors and fields. Our degree can lead to a wide range of careers and roles across the finance, economics and policy sectors, including business analyst, economic consultant, investment analyst, researcher, policy analyst, among others.

Highly active in areas at the forefront of economics, from applied microeconomics and networks to banking, trade and applied industrial organisations, our academics use their research to inform both the knowledge they deliver and the innovative teaching methods they use. For example students are taught by some of the world's leading experts in the cutting-edge field of behavioural economics, with our Behavioural Economics Group ranked in the top 10 in the UK overall in Experimental Economics (RePEC, 2014).

Course highlights

  • You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including Chartered Management Institutes' Management Direct Resource Hub and Datastream.
  • Our School of Business has a reputation for academic excellence. Our teaching staff are active researchers and are widely published in areas including: behavioural and experimental economics, microeconomics, and econometrics.
  • You can access exciting, flexible work placements either as a year-long paid option, or a module-length internship.
  • Our academics provide excellent student support through: the Virtual Learning Platform, high levels of office-hour availability and the production and distribution of quality learning materials and computer experiments.

What are the career options with a degree in Economics?

An Economics degree builds both subject specific and transferable skills, making it an ideal study choice for launching a career across both the public and private sectors: from banking and finance, to economics consultancy.

Students from our School of Law have progressed to work for leading companies, including: John Lewis, Nokia, O2, World Trade Group, Cyprus Government, IBM, Halifax, Natwest, Canadian High Commission, Arwens and Fratelli.

You could become an economist, accountant, analyst, or statistician and work across government departments and think tanks, banks (both high street and city), insurance and accountancy firms, private consultancies, and charitable and not-for-profit organisations.

What about work placements?

We encourage our students to either undertake a paid work placement during their studies as a year long assignment between year two and three, or to undertake an internship; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.

The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.

Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.

Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics and Inference
  • Quantitative Techniques 1

Year 2

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Quantitative Techniques 2

Year 3

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Research Topics in Economics
  • Social Network and Labour Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Trade: Theory and Policy
  • Experimental Economics
  • Banking Theory and Practice
  • Financial Risk Management in Banking
  • Monetary Policy
  • International Finance
  • Finance
  • Investment Analysis

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Typical offers for this course:

  • A Levelsminimum two, maximum three subjects


  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomaminimum two, maximum three subjects


  • Access to HE Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCSE English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C are required
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience
  • Please check our general entry requirements page for other qualifications accepted by Middlesex University.

International entry requirements

We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas qualification.

 5.5 in all four components).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

684 - 830 GBP/month
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