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BSc (Hons) Economics

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Accounting, Finance and Economics

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

Our BSc Economics equips you with the right skills to tackle the different challenges you’ll face in the ever-changing business world.

This professionally recognised course (CISI), ensures that you graduate with the skills that employers need, delivered by leading experts in the field that care passionately about their subject.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the methods, theory and applications of economic science and finance, as well their functions in the contemporary business world.

Alongside essential academic theory, this course will develop your problem-solving, technical and analytical skills as you apply economic analysis to real-life issues, based on case studies from our major business links.

The course has a strong emphasis on the world of work, so you’ll benefit from skills and enterprise workshops, and we’ll help you to find work experience through our network of connections in busy Stratford, iconic Canary Wharf and beyond. Through your understanding of key developments in the global business environment, you will be prepared for a career as an economist as well as a skilled manager, researcher, analyst or strategist working in finance, banking, business management, consulting, commerce, the public sector and voluntary organisations.

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

L100

UCAS points

Less points?

Course options

Degree + Foundation year

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If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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Overall satisfaction

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Economics, BSc (Hons)

One of my highlights of studying at UEL has been the ability to learn by doing. As a business student I have been provided unlimited access to the Bloomberg suite at UEL, which has allowed me to develop a strong knowledge of industry leading software and gain a Bloomberg Market Concepts professional qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

 Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Care Leaver and Foyer Bursary - up to £1,500

Progression Bursary - up to £2,000

Engagement Bursary - up to £2,000

Hardship Bursary - up to £2,000

Helena Kennedy Foundation - £1,500

Going Global – awards range from £300 - £700

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

Vice Chancellor Scholarship - up to £27,750 over three years

Dean Scholarship - up to £13,500 over three years

Civic Engagement Scholarship - £1,000

EU Scholarship (EU Only) - £1,000

ELSEF Scholarship - £1,000

UTC Scholarship - £1,500

Sports Scholarships - up to £6,000

Team UEL Scholarship - £1,000


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

What you'll learn

Whether or not you’ve studied the subject before, we’ll give you a thorough introduction to the science of economics, and the business environment in which economies and economic decisions operate.

The course will help you to understand business behaviour in the context of financial institutions and markets, underpinned by a good knowledge of economic theory and policies.

You’ll take a module in Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance, learn about econometrics, welfare economics, economics of development, international trade, the political economy and how to manage an investment portfolio.

In your second and third years you’ll have a choice of nine optional modules, including Economics of Business Strategy, Behavioural Economics, and Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Modelling and Analysis and Corporate Governance, so you can really customise your learning.

This highly popular course will also help you develop valuable transferrable skills, including problem-solving, technical and analytical skills. You’ll learn how to solve financial problems; use our award-winning Bloomberg terminals to source information and perform portfolio analysis; communicate effectively; manage a project and work as part of a team.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Principles of Economics (core)

Introduction to Data Analytics (core)

Keystone: Research Methods for Business Students (core)

Fundamentals of Financial Services (core)

Intermediate Microeconomics (core)

Intermediate Macroeconomics (core)

Introduction to Econometrics (core)

Corporate Financial Management and Governance (core)

Financial Economics (core)

Globalisation and International Trade (core)

International Finance (core)

Professional Skills (work-based learning)  (core)

Behavioural Economics (core)

Business Simulation and Forecasting (core)

Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics (core)

Applied Research: Capstone Module (core)

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you in a way that will mirror some of the tasks you will be expected to carry out during your career.

These include preparing and delivering reports and presentations, producing a portfolio of work, delivering a business pitch, analysing a case study, doing a literature review, conducting a business simulation or producing a financial analysis and plan.

Course specification

How you'll learn

Economics is a dynamic subject and we will help you learn in a variety of ways which will stimulate your interest and motivate you. Some of the ways you’ll learn include:

  • Lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops.
  • Independent study, supported by our specialist business library and a selection of digital materials, databases, handbooks, notes and other resources.
  • In teams, to share ideas and insights with other students.
  • Field trips, to see how economic theory is put into practice.
  • From guest speakers representing a cross-section of business, economics, finance and banking expertise.
  • Practical tasks - for instance, playing an investment game using our industry-standard Bloomberg trading platform. You’ll learn how to trade stocks and shares in capital and financial markets, developing sought-after investment management skills that will look impressive on your CV.

The staff teaching on the programme are passionate about their subject and very supportive. So there are plenty of opportunities to meet with your personal tutors if you want advice on how to work through a problem or assignment through regular consultation and feedback.

Your future career

According to the higher Education Statistical Agency (2015), graduates of Economics related courses enjoy starting salaries that are 21% higher than the average starting salary of university graduates.

This course provides an excellent pathway for a career as an economist in financial institutions and banking, business management, consulting, commerce, the public sector and voluntary organisations. Economists are in high demand in both the private and public sector. They can be skilled managers, researchers, analysts and strategists. Graduates may also progress on to postgraduate study.

Some of our graduates have gone on to work for Nomura, IAG Cargo, Macquarie, HSBC, Barclays, Wells Fargo and Metro Bank. Those that have gone on to postgraduate studies secured admission into UCL, LSE, and Queen Mary.

If you fancy starting your own business, our state-of-the-art knowledge dock business incubation space will provide you with office accommodation, IT and access to business advisers and mentors, to help you get started. You can also even win £6000 cash prize to kick-start your business in one of the E-factor competitions.

Whatever direction you wish to go in, our dedicated careers and student employability team will provide you with all the practical help – and you can use their services even after you’ve graduated, for no extra cost.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.

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