• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

On this BSc Economics (Econ) (Hons) egree course from University of Portsmouth, you’ll learn to become a professional economist with expert understanding of markets, trade, commercial policies and political perspectives.

Your valuable skills will be useful as an economist working within business, banking or the government.

What you'll experience

  • Grapple with economic issues both at home and globally
  • Build a strong foundation in economic theory, and use it to develop your analytical, financial and research skills
  • Learn from active researchers, whose expertise on topics such as monetary policy and behavioural economics has helped shape our society and the economy
  • Use the same software as professional economists
  • Track real-time financial and trade data using our Bloomberg suite – you'll receive the Bloomberg Certificate when you graduate to demonstrate your ability to employers
  • Learn to apply your economic knowledge to inform decisions and tackle challenges in your career
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities
  • Placement year
  • After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year to get valuable longer-term work experience in the industry.

Previous students have completed placements at:

  • Government Economic Service
  • Bank of England
  • Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • IBM
  • Amazon
  • BMW

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • exams
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • self-led independent study project

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • practical sessions

There's an emphasis in using the latest software and tech to support your learning, and put your knowledge to practice.

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

Careers and opportunities

Once you've graduated, you'll be suited to managerial-level roles in any company or organisation. 

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Account manager
  • Trader in financial assets
  • Purchasing and acquisitions officer
  • Graduate econometrician

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Issues in Economics
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Statistics for Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Econometric Methods
  • International Economics
  • Quantitative and Research Methods for Economic
  • Advanced Topics in Economics
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Applied Economics: Research Review and Design
  • Applied Economics: Empirical Research

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

  • 112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 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 Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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