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Economics (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

On the BA Economics (Hons) programme at Birmingham City University, you’ll be prepared for a career in government, business and financial institutions with our comprehensive curriculum, as well as being taught the transferable skills you’ll need to stand out from the crowd when it comes to securing employment.

Economics and its sub-disciplines, such as financial and business economics, is of huge importance when it comes to understanding, and contributing to, the performance and success of a business enterprise of any scale.

You’ll be equipped with a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of economic systems, with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle the issues the industry faces in innovative ways.

What's covered in the course?

The programme will not just use economics to explain social, financial and business interactions, but will draw back knowledge and understanding from these related areas, using these to challenge and progress your understanding of economic interactions.

Throughout the programme you’ll be developed into a work-ready graduate, equipped with a range of technical and employability skills suitable for a wide range of positions. Your course will foster your intellectual and moral development, and encourage your personal commitment to the social purpose of becoming a professional economist or business professional.

Throughout the programme, you will receive assistance for your own development through co-curriculum activities including dedicated Employability Challenge Weeks and extended induction and transition programmes.

The University has introduced the BCU Graduate+ programme, which is an extra-curricular awards framework that is designed to augment the subject based skills that you develop through your programme with broader employability skills and techniques that will enhance your employment options when you leave University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Sandwich (4 Years)

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Courses include:
  • Professional Development
  • Business Foundations
  • Principles of Economics
  • Business Analysis, Methods and Techniques
  • Applied Economics
  • Optional Modules
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Political Economy
  • Contemporary Business – Practice and Solutions
  • Optional Modules
  • Advanced Economic Theory
  • The Economics of Trade and Development
  • Integrative Business Research Project
  • Optional Modules

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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General Requirements

BBC or 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels.

GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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 Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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