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Economics shapes the world we live in. From the gender pay gap to the causes of financial crashes, the impact of economics plays a critical role in all our lives.

On this BA Economics (Hons) course at De Montfort University you will learn to analyse and measure real economic issues based on a knowledge of economic theory, develop an understanding of how economic policy is formulated and gain the analytical and critical evaluation skills to recognise how national and global issues affect the performance of a business.

You will study a range of areas, including Applied Techniques for Economists, Econometrics, Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics, Economic History and International Trade.

Our Bloomberg Trading Room – one of the largest in a UK university – will give you a simulated experience on industry-standard software used by decision-makers in finance.

Graduate careers

An Economics degree is ideal preparation for a career in business, finance and the civil service.

Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations. Such as business analyst at Deutsche Bank, audit associate at KPMG, and financial analyst at PwC.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      four years with a placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Techniques for Economists
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Employability, Professionalism and Academic Study Skills
  • New Directions in Economics
  • Economic Decision Making

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels, or
  • BTEC National Diploma/Extended Diploma at DMM 
  • Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent.
  • Alternative qualifications include:
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent), with English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4 or above
  • We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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