BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Economics

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

The course combines an understanding of theory with the practical skills necessary to apply your knowledge to a business, industrial, financial or government environment. It is this combination, together with a strong background in finance, that distinguishes Brunel’s courses from other economics degrees.

The structure and content of this degree are designed to enhance your understanding of all key economic aspects and tools and to stress the relation between theory and real-world examples. During your final year the course allows you to choose from specialist modules (labour, industrial or behavioural economics) depending on your study interests. Our Economics degree is flexible and provides you with a range of future career prospects – working as an economics analyst or a professional forecaster for example – while also equipping you with econometric techniques for postgraduate studies or work in economic research.

Programme description

The course combines an understanding of theory with the practical skills necessary to apply your knowledge to a business, industrial, financial or government environment. It is this combination, together with a strong background in finance, that distinguishes Brunel’s courses from other economics degrees.

The structure and content of this degree are designed to enhance your understanding of all key economic aspects and tools and to stress the relation between theory and real-world examples. During your final year the course allows you to choose from specialist modules (labour, industrial or behavioural economics) depending on your study interests. Our Economics degree is flexible and provides you with a range of future career prospects – working as an economics analyst or a professional forecaster for example – while also equipping you with econometric techniques for postgraduate studies or work in economic research.

Key Modules

Economics graduates from Brunel have an excellent employment record and go into a wide variety of occupations. Some go on to further study and become professional economists or accountants. Others are employed in industry, the financial sector or government. In some cases, a job offer comes from a former work placement employer.

Past graduates have gone on to work in the following areas:

  • The City: Merrill Lynch (Brokers), NatWest (Financing Futures)
  • Chartered Accountancy: PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG
  • Central Government: the Bank of England, the Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Department of Transport
  • Local Government: Finance Departments, Corporate Planning, the National Audit Office, Health Trusts/Authorities
  • Industry: BP, Rank Xerox, Marks and Spencer, ICL
  • Other: CBI, the Civil Aviation Authority, British Airways
Module & Subject

The BSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Level 1

Compulsory

  • Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • Microeconomic Principles
  • Macroeconomic Principles
  • Financial Markets
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Professional Skills and Statistics

Level 2

Compulsory

  • Microeconomic Principles II
  • Macroeconomic Principles II
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Economics of Information
  • Introduction to Econometrics

Level 3

Compulsory

  • Economics Project
  • Advanced Topics in Economic Theory
  • Further Econometrics

Options

Choose 2 from

  • Managerial and Industrial Economics
  • The Economics of Labour Markets
  • Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • International Money and Finance
  • Development Economics
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER