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Economics and Business Management BSc Honours

  • UCAS code: LN12
  • Full time
  • 3 years
  • Next start date: September 2023

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.

Fees (per year)

  • Home: £9250
  • International: £21600

Entry requirements and offers

  • A-Level: AAB
  • IB: 35 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.

Your course and study experience - disclaimers and terms and conditions  
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 2022-23.

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

Modules

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.

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. 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.

Modules

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

Modules

Compulsory Modules Credits
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 10
Global Marketing 20
Strategic Marketing 20

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.

Modules

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
International Human Resource Management 10
Critical Perspectives on Human Resource Management 10
Innovation and Creativity 20
Critical Organisation Studies 10
Strategy, Organizations & Society 20
Advanced Macroeconomics 20
Labour Economics 20
Behavioural Economics and Experimental Methods 20
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
Game Theory 10
Development Economics 20
Environmental Economics 10
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.

Opportunities

Work 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.

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.

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

Facilities

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.

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School and our facilities

Support

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 and offers

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements and offers below apply to 2023 entry.

A-Level
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

Admissions policy

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 2023 entry (per year)

Home Fee Students

£9250

International Fee Students

£21600

The maximum fee that we are permitted to charge for home fee-paying 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.

Read more about fees and funding

Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.

EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.

If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.

Read more about fees and funding

Scholarships

We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our undergraduate scholarship page for more information.

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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Scholarships

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Apply through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle University, you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). All UK schools and colleges, and a small number of EU and international establishments, are registered with UCAS. You will need:

  • 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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