Combined Honours


Business (Newcastle University Business School)

You can choose business modules to study with Combined Honours. These are accounting, economics, marketing and management.

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

This is offered by the Business School.

Pre-requisites: Grade B in Mathematics and English at GCSE (or equivalent) normally required.

Subject summary


You will study the provision and analysis of information for a variety of:

  • decision-making
  • accountability
  • managerial
  • regulatory
  • resource allocation

purposes. This subject allows you to gain exemption from the foundation level professional accounting examinations.

It's practised, in part, within a professional service context

Your study will be informed by perspectives from the social sciences, including:

  • behavioural
  • economic
  • political
  • sociological

We also have an Accounting Society that runs social and networking events.


Economics is the study of the factors that influence income, wealth and wellbeing.

It seeks to inform the design and implementation of economic policy.

You'll gain an understanding of how resources are used and how households and firms behave and interact.

This understanding is required at both the individual (micro) and the aggregate (macro) level.

Economics aim is to analyse and understand the allocation, distribution and utilisation of scarce resources and their consequences for economic and social wellbeing. 

A key discipline in the social sciences, it also engages with:

  • psychology 
  • politics
  • sociology and anthropology
  • geography
  • history
  • law

Using mathematics and statistics, accounting is engaging increasingly with sciences such as biology, environmental science and medicine.

Understanding economics is essential for an understanding of business behaviour, strategy and corporate performance.

Its one of the central subjects underpinning the study of business and management and related areas.

There's lots of social activity with this subject, including an active Economics Society  and  Entrepreneurial Societywith events and trips abroad.

Marketing and Management

You'll gain a broad understanding of business concepts and contemporary marketing theory and practice with Marketing and Management.

The subject has a strong vocational orientation. You'll get the opportunity to apply theory to practice with:

  • case studies
  • practical projects
  • optional work placement

Its supported by modules in core management theory that aid your understanding of the role of marketing in business and organisations. 

You can get involved with others studying this subject with the Marketing Society.


To study business in your Combined Honours degree, a grade B in Mathematics and English at GCSE (or equivalent) is normally required.


For more information on the modules available, visit the Business Module List. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Contact us

If you have any questions about choosing business as part of your Combined Honours degree, just email us.

You can also contact our subject adviser for business.