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Business Economics BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Study BSc Business Economics and use economic theory and methods to investigate markets, business environments and industry.You will develop a strong understanding of quantitative techniques and the conceptual underpinnings of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and how they can be applied to the analysis of business behaviour. You will cover topics including money and banking, industrial organisation and business history.In the first and second year, you'll take many of the same core modules as our BSc Economics course to ensure you develop the skills and knowledge required to effectively study economics. You'll acquire specialist knowledge of business economics through core modules in your second and final year, which cover the topics of money and banking, industrial organisation and business history.Optional modules allow you to explore other areas of economics or learn more about the practical aspects of business, such as accounting. Modules from other subjects such as history and politics are also available and are a good way to broaden your knowledge and pursue other interests.In addition to traditional lectures, you'll take part in small group tutorials in which you can discuss and analyse theory and practice through case studies, group presentations and open debate. You can also apply what you learn to a placement and gain valuable real-world experience at the same time.You also have the option of studying this degree over four years with a placement year.**Careers**Our graduates are in high demand as a result of the analytical skills and specialist knowledge of economics they develop through this course. Over the last three years an average of 82% of graduates in Economics are in professional/managerial roles six months after graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2014-2015 to 2016-7).Our recent graduates have secured roles as economists with the Government Economic Service and consultancies such as PwC and KPMG. Others have entered related and non-related careers in finance, business, marketing, publishing, PR and media.During your degree, you will have the opportunity to do a paid placement at a company or organisation. Past students have undertaken placements with Rolls-Royce, Disney, UBS, and the Government Economic Service (including the Treasury, the Office for National Statistics and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office). The Department of Economics has a specialist placement officer who can provide you with one-to-one support in securing and preparing for a placement.You can choose to study your degree over four years, with a professional placement year. You would receive timetabled support and training focusing on the search, application and selection processes associated with placements.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per year

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

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 80 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    119 54%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    36th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    52nd

    18

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