This economics and business management degree focuses on developing your practical business skills and your in-depth knowledge of the economic issues facing modern society, so you graduate equipped with the qualities that employers seek.
You'll have opportunities to gain real-world business experience, which coupled with studying diverse topics like business enterprise, global marketing, human resources and technology management, ensure you'll be prepared for life after your degree.
You'll become a confident economics expert, able to identify problems, predict outcomes and evaluate policies. As well as this, you'll have a thorough understanding of business, ready to pursue your career in these changing and challenging sectors.
Quality and ranking
- 7th in the UK for graduate prospects in Economics – The Complete University Guide 2020
- top 20 in the UK – The Complete University Guide 2020
- top 200 – Business and Economics category – Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018
Modules and learning
The information below is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Most degrees are divided into stages. Each stage lasts for one academic year, and you'll complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each stage.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Optional module availability
Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
You will study the foundations and key disciplines of economics, business management and marketing, and gain an understanding of the key principles and practices for the modern manager.
You'll be introduced to a variety of IT and quantitative skills, as well as mathematical and statistical techniques in economic analysis.
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You'll gain an insight into the methods used to analyse the workings of the economy with modules in micro and macroeconomics, and develop skills in economic modelling. Additional optional modules in economics are also available
You can choose from a range of business management and marketing modules that cover topics such as human resource management, business enterprise, innovation and technology management, and global marketing.
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You will take compulsory modules in industrial economics and advanced microeconomic theory. Students who completed a placement write a placement-related project, which reflects on the business activities, markets and environments encountered during their placement.
Non-placement students take a module in contemporary issues in international business management.
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Teaching and assessment
Your modules are taught via lectures and seminars.
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
Examinations – practical or online
Skills and experience
You have the opportunity to undertake a placement-related project. This allows you to apply the tools of economic analysis or business management to the experience you've acquired from your placement.
Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You can choose to spend 12 months working in any organisation in the world, and receive University support from our dedicated team to secure your dream placement. Work placements take place between stages 2 and 3.
You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.
Our current placement students are in roles such as:
- private markets analyst
- student analyst
- tax compliance intern
- international CRM analytics intern
- trade counter demand planner
They are working on the following projects:
measuring the success of The Body Shop’s loyalty card and analysing the impact of new product development launches
managing the supply chain into and out of the trade counters, reviewing sales rates, and forecasting stock requirements at Screwfix
sourcing due diligence on behalf of UBS’s private market investments
analysing government data, including the analysis of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) indicators, and comparing the UK to other OECD countries for the NHS
If you choose to take a work placement, it will extend your degree by a year. Placements are subject to availability.
Experience life in another country by choosing to study abroad as part of your degree. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.
You may choose to spend a year abroad as part of your degree in one of our partner institutions.
Alternatively, you may apply to spend Stage 2 studying economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands for a year.
Facilities and environment
This degree is run by our triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.
You’ll benefit from a world-class business education and leave as a socially responsible graduate, ready to challenge conventional business thinking.
Each degree offers you a stimulating curriculum and a supportive teaching and learning environment.
You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.
Previous graduates of our economics and business management degree have gone on to take up roles such as:
- client analyst
- finance assistant
- trainee management accountant
- financial adviser
Employability at Newcastle
96% of Newcastle University graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating, with 85.5% in graduate-level employment or further study.
Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates. See what they have gone on to achieve and be inspired to follow in their footsteps.
Statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation (Destinations of (undergraduate and postgraduate UK domiciled) Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17).
Make a difference
You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:
- a careers conference called Future Focus tailored to the stage of your degree
- interwoven employability provision
- access to a dedicated placement officer within the Business School who can help you find a work placement in your area of interest
- specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service and the Business School's careers consultants
- career management sessions with a careers consultant
- work experience opportunities while studying with us
- Business School summer internship scheme
We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.
Other UK qualifications (and PARTNERS)
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
Through our PARTNERS programme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical requirements, and get support throughout the application process. To apply through PARTNERS, you must be based in the UK and meet our eligibility criteria.
Entrance courses (INTO)
International Pathway Courses are specialist programmes designed for international students who want to study in the UK. We provide a range of study options for international students in partnership with INTO.
This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University, including Newcastle University London. It is intended to provide information about our admissions policies and procedures to applicants and potential applicants, to their advisors and family members, and to staff of the University.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Tuition fees for 2020 entry (per year)
The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by the UK government.
As a general principle, you should expect the tuition fee to increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation.
You will be charged tuition fees for each year of your degree programme (unless you are on a shorter exchange programme).
The tuition fee amount you will pay may increase slightly year on year as a result of inflation.
Year abroad and additional costs
For programmes where you can spend a year on a work placement or studying abroad, you will receive a significant fee reduction for that year.
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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• Saturday 27 June
• Saturday 19 September
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How to apply
Apply through UCAS
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- the UCAS name and institution codes for Newcastle University (NEWC/N21)
- the UCAS code for the course you want to apply for
- the UCAS 'buzzword' for your school or college
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