This course will give you an in-depth working knowledge of both economics and accountancy. You'll be taught how to use the Bloomberg Trading Suite in your first year. You'll also be encouraged to obtain a Bloomberg Markets Concepts qualification.
This course is taught in conjunction with Southampton Business School. You'll build specialist knowledge of microeconomics (the behaviour of individuals and businesses), macroeconomics (the behaviour of the economy as a whole) and the main concepts of accountancy.
You'll also have the freedom to shape your studies by choosing optional modules to suit your interests or career plans. Topics include international banking, risk management or public economics.
You'll be taught in lectures and small classes, and have access to facilities including the behavioural economics laboratory. You'll also have access to the Bloomberg suite, which is a realistic trading-room environment with access to the most detailed financial data available.
You'll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills such as research, critical thinking, analysis and team working. Career skills are embedded at every stage of your course and some modules offer specific teaching in reasoning and communication.
Our politics and economics graduates have secured roles as diverse as:
Our politics and accounting degrees are also a good foundation for further study at Masters or PhD level.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- Extended Project
- GCSE/National 4/National 5
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)
- Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)
- Access to HE Diploma
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
AAB or ABBB including AS-level Mathematics or A-level Mathematics (minimum grade B) or A-level Physics (minimum grade B) or A-level Statistics (minimum grade B)If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB to include grade A in the EPQ, and including AS-level Mathematics or A-level Mathematics (minimum grade B) or Physics (minimum grade B) or Statistics (minimum grade B)Contextual offer: ABB including AS-level or A-level Mathematics (minimum grade B) or Physics (minimum grade B) or Statistics (minimum grade B)We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.Although an Economics A level is not required, preference will be given to applicants taking at least one analytical A level subject ; that is, either Economics or a science-based subject.The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton’s EPQ Admissions Policy, please see our EPQ Admissions Policy webpage.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Southampton dates back to 1862: located on the south coast of England, it is close to the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. The main campus is north of the city centre, near to a large managed woodland. There are excellent road, rail, sea and air links and London is just over an hour away by train.
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