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Business Economics BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The study of economics is central to understanding many aspects of commercial and organisational activity. BSc (Hons) Business Economics will provide you with a firm grounding in the underlying theories and analysis of micro and macro behaviour, empowering you with the knowledge and skills to apply this to real-world policy. You’ll learn to understand the decision making process within organisations and develop your critical thinking ready for the business economist environment.The combination of academic excellence and practical knowledge we encourage on this course will help you stand out when it comes to entering the world of work. The course opens doors to a wide range of career roles including industry economist, financial risk analyst, credit analyst and chartered accountant. Our accomplished and analytically-adept graduates are snapped up for high-flying and varied careers with KPMG, HM Treasury, Ernst and Young, and other organisations.* Choose an Economics course to suit you from the wide range of single, major and minor undergraduate degree courses available. All named awards share a common core syllabus, which stresses the integration of theory and evidence in economic analysis and research.* Feel confident and be inspired by a course rated 16th out of 70 in the Guardian League Tables 2013. Our Plymouth Business School was shortlisted for Business School of the Year 2012 in the annual Times Higher Education Awards.* Tailor your degree to match your interests and your career goals, by studying economics alongside other subjects including business, social sciences and languages.* Acquire key analytical and numerical skills, and develop your capacity for independent research.* Apply your skills in a work environment by taking our optional four year degree course, which contains an industrial placement, working full-time for a public or private sector organisation.* Engage with current and past economic students with our Economics Society. Hear talks from visiting academics and professional economists and find out what our graduates are up to now. The Economics Society also awards a graduation prize for best academic paper in the final year.* Open doors to a wide range of career roles including industry economist, financial risk analyst, credit analyst and chartered accountant. Our accomplished and analytically-adept graduates are snapped up for high-flying and varied careers with KPMG, HM Treasury, Ernst and Young, and other private and public sector organisations. Our postgraduate programmes draw many students back to continue their learning.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    117 52%

    47th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    55th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    25th

    5

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