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Business Economics (Hons)

Ulster University

36 months
15360 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Business Economics (Hons) programme offered at Ulster University offers a thorough understanding in economic theory with business knowledge and applications. 


Business Economics (Hons) programme offered at Ulster University goes beyond the limits of traditional economics and business related courses by combining a thorough understanding in economic theory with business knowledge and applications. You will be introduced to a set of economic concepts, frameworks and techniques that provide a basis for understanding the economics that govern decision making and behaviour within public, private and third sector organisations.

You will develop a detailed understanding of the global economy and Northern Ireland’s place within it. The course is focused on practical and applied skills in economics and business that are in high demand by the current marketplace. The real-world focus of the course will prepare you for a career transition into the business world or to postgraduate business courses.


This course has been designed to meet the needs of the Northern Ireland business sector. The skill set developed in this course is in high demand by employers. As a successful graduate, you will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities, such as a professional economist in the public or private sector, banking, consultancy, management, and research and teaching. You could also pursue careers in general business, accounting and finance related areas and within the public sector and are also prepared for postgraduate study in related disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Business
  • Management
  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 
  • Regional Economics: Understanding the Northern Ireland Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-level grades BCC if including A-Level Mathematics or BBC if not completing A-level Mathematics.
  • Overall BTEC Level 3 QCF Extended Diploma with profile DDD in a relevant subject OR BTEC Level 3 RQF National Extended Diploma with profile DMM in a relevant subject
  • Irish Leaving Certificate UCAS Equivalency
  • The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is BCCCC to include minimum of grade B in Mathematics or grades BBCCC.
  • The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is CDD to include minimum grade C in Advanced Mathematics or grades CCD.
  • Overall International Baccalaureate profile minimum 25 points (12 points at higher level).
  • Overall Access profile 63% to include 60% in NICATs Maths or GCSE Maths grade B/C* or 6/5.
  • GCSE Profile to include Maths with a minimum Grade B/C* or 6/5.
  • GCSE Profile to include English Language with a minimum Grade C/4.
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15360 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and EU Settlement Status fees: £4630

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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