l100 - Economics BSc

Economics BSc Honours

UCAS Code: L100 (full time: 3 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


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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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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 modelling

You focus on the fundamental concepts, analytical tools and quantitative techniques that are essential 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

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Course Details

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose one module from the following list:

PLEASE NOTE: If you are required to take the University English Language assessment, or equivalent, and achieve below 70 you must take INU9094 Writing for Business School Undergraduates and/or INU9052 Listening and Speaking Practice Sessions (Part 1) and INU9072 Listening and Speaking Practice Sessions (Part 2) on a NOT FOR CREDIT basis (in addition to the 120 credits listed above).

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose 30 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 or on a study abroad year.

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. If you do this you must pass the following module in order to progress to Stage 3:

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

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. 

      The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

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      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. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

      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.

      96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

      85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

      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



      Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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      UCAS codes for Newcastle University

      • institution name - NEWC
      • institution code - N21

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