Undergraduate

l100 - Economics BSc

Economics BSc Honours

UCAS Code: L100 (3 or 4 Years)

Course Overview

This degree equips you with an understanding of economic issues in modern society, and of the global and national settings in which economic activities take place.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
L100

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 or 4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities

You study economic theory and policy relating to Britain, Europe and the rest of the world, with topics like:

  • the global economy
  • micro- and macro-economic analysis
  • economic evaluation and investment

You gain the analytical tools, knowledge and quantitative techniques to understand modern economics. You will also be able to identify problems, predict outcomes and evaluate policies.

This degree has real-world relevance and we ensure you develop the quantitative skills valued by employers, enhancing your employability.

This degree is also available with a placement year or with a study abroad year.

Highlights of this degree

Student profile

I chose Newcastle because the University is highly ranked in the UK, has a good graduate employability rate, and a very good student satisfaction rating. The city is grand and the nightlife is fantastic.

Cynthia, Economics BSc Honours
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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose one module from the following list:

Other optional modules may also be available from the wider University.

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose 20 credits from the following modules:

Other optional modules may also be available from the wider University.

Work Placement (L101)/Study Abroad (L102)

Between Stages two and three, you have the option to spend a full academic year on a work placement with an approved organisation.

Whilst on placement you complete the following modules:

Alternatively you may apply to spend Stage 2 studying economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands for a year which counts directly towards your final degree mark.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

Either:
You choose 40 credits from the following list:

Plus 40 credits from the list below.

Or 80 credits from the following list:

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry‌ (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Economics careers

Economics graduates are highly employable. Apart from the specific understanding of the subject, employers value the skills of numeracy and analysis, the ability to communicate and the capacity to grasp broad issues which our graduates acquire. Graduate destinations vary widely in terms of the range of roles and employers, including regional, national and international organisations, across many sectors.

Whilst only a few economics graduates may be expected to become professional economists, many find it an excellent base for entry into a rewarding career in finance – including accounting, insurance, tax and banking, or management.

In recent years our graduates have been successful in obtaining employment in a variety of major national and international firms in the financial and commercial sectors, and in manufacturing, retailing and IT, as well as in the Civil Service and the public sector – for example, in the health and education sectors. Some graduates go on to undertake postgraduate studies, either in economics, research, teacher training or further qualifications in specialist areas.

Find out more about the career options for Economics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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All UK schools and colleges and a small number of EU and international establishments are registered with UCAS.

If you are applying independently, or are applying from a school or college which is not registered to manage applications, you will still use the Apply system. You will not need a buzzword.

Making your application

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Application decisions and enquiries

Find out more about our admissions process and who to contact if you need help with your application.