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Business Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


While studying the Business Economics course offered at University of Leeds you’ll cover the core concepts, practices and techniques in economics and combine this with gaining analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by employers in both the private and public sectors.

A range of optional modules will allow you to explore the topics that suit your interests and career plans, from the wider business environment to banking and finance and health, labour or transport economics.

Degrees at Leeds have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.

Compulsory modules in Year 1 will give you a good grounding in economic theory and history, as well as the mathematical and statistical skills that you’ll need throughout your studies. You can explore economic issues in more depth through your choice of optional modules or study topics like finance or organisational behaviour.

Year 2 allows you to develop this knowledge in different aspects of economics, including industrial economics, econometrics and microeconomics and macroeconomics. You’ll also gain specific knowledge related to business economics, including why firms exist, corporate governance, what makes people work and how people make decisions. In addition, you’ll choose from a wide range of options, which include areas of economics that involve macroeconomic policy, growth, and international dimension.

The knowledge and skills you gain will provide the starting point for your final year, where you’ll look at public enterprise, regulation, and the strategies that business and corporations use alongside diverse options from behavioural economics to the political economy of work. You’ll also showcase your research and analytical skills through your dissertation – a major independent research project on a topic of your choice.

Learning and teaching

You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.

Career opportunities

An economics degree can open a variety of doors for you. Over the last few years we have seen graduates go into a wide variety of careers including roles such as Economist, Portfolio Manager, Insolvency Case Officer, Management Consultant, Financial Advisor, Commercial Analyst, Teacher, Investment Manager, and Risk Analyst. Individuals also progress into graduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Economics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Economics and Global History
  • Economic Institutions (Industry)
  • Research Skills for Economists
  • Economic Theory and Applications
  • Industrial Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Business Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Innovation

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • A-levels: AAA
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade A/7 and English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


  • All new UK/ EU undergraduate students are eligible to apply for a loan to cover the cost of tuition fees and support towards living expenses, what you are eligible to apply for varies depending on your personal circumstances and your home country.
  • The University offers a wide range of scholarships for international students, from partial fee awards to full scholarships covering fees, maintenance grants and other allowances.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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