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Economics and Business Management BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: LN12
  • Full time
  • 3 years

This economics and business management degree will prepare you for your career with the knowledge of key economics concepts and principles valued by employers, and a thorough grounding in business.

You are currently viewing course information for entry year: 2024-25

Next start date:

  • September 2024

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £21600

Entry requirements and offers

  • A-Level: AAA
  • IB: 36 points

UCAS Institution name and code:

  • NEWC / N21

Course overview

This Economics and Business Management degree focuses on developing your practical business skills. You'll also gain in-depth knowledge of the economic issues facing modern society. You'll graduate equipped with the qualities that employers seek.

Our course covers diverse topics like business enterprise, global marketing, human resources, and technology management. You'll have the opportunity to gain real-world business experience.

You'll become a confident economics expert. You'll be able to identify problems, predict outcomes and evaluate policies. You'll also have a thorough understanding of business. Upon completing your degree, you'll be ready to pursue a career in these changing and challenging sectors.

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Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption, for example in response to Covid-19.

View our Academic experience page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2023-24.

See our terms and conditions and student complaints information, which gives details of circumstances that may lead to changes to programmes, modules or University services.

Quality and ranking

Professional accreditation and recognition

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body.

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 may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

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.

You will study the foundations and key disciplines of economics, business management and marketing. You'll gain an understanding of the key principles and practices for the modern manager.

We'll introduce you to a variety of IT and quantitative skills. You'll also learn about mathematical and statistical techniques in economic analysis.


Compulsory Modules Credits
Introduction to Management and Organisation 20
Statistical Methods for Economics 20
Mathematics for Economics 20
Economic Analysis 30
Economic Applications 10
Academic Tutoring 0
Introduction to Marketing 20

You'll gain an insight into the methods used to analyse the workings of the economy with modules in micro and macroeconomics. You'll also 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
  • global marketing


Compulsory Modules Credits
Service Operations Strategy and Management 20
Microeconomic Analysis 30
Macroeconomic Analysis 30
Optional Modules Credits
Business Enterprise 20
Understanding Work and Organisations 20
Human Resource Management and the Future of Work 20
International Economics 10
Econometric Analysis 20
Economics of Regulation 10
Economic Evaluation and Investment 20
Mathematical Economics 10
Python Programming for Economists 10
British Economic History, 1780-1979 10
Ecological Economics and Environmental Policy 10
Economics of Inequality and Disadvantage 10
Global Marketing 20
Strategic Marketing 20
Placement and Study Abroad Info Sessions (Stage 2) 0

You will take compulsory modules in industrial economics and advanced microeconomic theory.

Students who completed a placement will work on a placement-related project. They will reflect on the business activities, markets and environments encountered during their placement.

Non-placement students take a module in contemporary issues in international business management.


Compulsory Modules
If you undertook a placement in Year 3, you are required to take the following module:
If you did not undertake a placement in Year 3, you are required to take the following module:
Optional Modules Credits
Business Information Systems 20
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics 20
Innovation and Creativity 20
Strategy, Organizations & Society 20
International Human Resource Management 20
Critical Issues Human Resource Management: Pragmatic Dilemmas in Managing the Workplace of the Future 20
Advanced Macroeconomics 20
Labour Economics 20
Behavioural Economics and Experimental Methods 20
Economics of Banking 10
Advanced Econometric Analysis 10
Monetary Economics 10
Public Economics 20
Advanced Time Series Econometrics 10
Financial Economics 10
Economics of Risk and Uncertainty 10
Health Economics 10
Industrial Economics and Policy 20
Game Theory 10
Happiness Economics 10
Microeconometrics 10
Development Economics 10
Environmental Economics 10
Placement Related Project 20
Global Advertising and Brand Promotion 20
Digital Marketing 20

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

Your modules are taught via lectures and seminars.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Essays

  • Examinations – practical or online

  • Group work

  • Projects

  • Reports

Skills and experience

Research skills

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.


Work placement

Get career ready with a work placement and leave as a confident professional in your field. You'll spend 9 to 12 months working in an organization either in the UK or internationally. You'll receive University support from our dedicated team to help you apply for work placements. Work placements take place between Stage 2 and Stage 3.

You'll gain first-hand experience of working in the sector, putting your learning into practice and developing your professional expertise.

Our recent 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 and must be secured by the student.

Find out more about work placements

Study abroad

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. If you choose to study abroad, it will extend your degree by a year.

Alternatively, you may apply to spend Stage 2 studying economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands for a year.

Find out more about study abroad

Facilities and environment


Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

This is in addition to our Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix, which offers further study and learning spaces including a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School


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.

Your future

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
  • broker
  • financial adviser

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Careers support

You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:

  • the annual Future Focus: Careers Conference, tailored to different industry areas
  • 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.

Visit our Careers Service website

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK

Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2024 entry.

International Baccalaureate

Other UK and the Republic of Ireland qualifications

Contextual Offers

Through one of our contextual routes, you could receive an offer of up to three grades lower than the typical requirements.

What is a contextual offer? Find out more and if you’re eligible for this or our PARTNERS Programme supported entry route.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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. 

Find out more about International Pathway Courses

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This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions at Newcastle University. 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.

Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

Qualification: BSc Honours

Home students

full time 3 years

Tuition fees (per year)


International students

full time 3 years

Tuition fees (per year)


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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  • 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

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.

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