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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Choose an economics degree with a difference. We specialise in applied economics, setting you apart from graduates of more traditional courses. You’ll gain a solid grounding in economic theory but use that theory to address real-world business challenges.

Why choose this course?

It’s a dynamic, modern degree which fosters all the skills, vision and analytical thinking you need as an applied economist in business or consultancy. You’ll handle economic data, undertake research and reach high professional standards.

Is this course for you?

If you want a qualification that adds kudos to your CV, BA (Hons) Economics is for you. Economics graduates with knowledge of business and leadership - who can shape policy and drive change - are in great demand globally.

How you will learn

Practical scenarios are the cornerstone of this course. You could create an investment portfolio, take part in business panel debates and competitions, present your economic analysis at conferences, or create videos to bring your research to life. Our Financial Markets Lab offers you hands-on experience with information and technology used by financial professionals worldwide.

Opportunities and experiences

Our Applied Economics Project involves solving a real problem for a real business and you can deepen your insights further still with an optional placement year or summer internship. You have the chance to achieve the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate alongside your degree too.

Professionally accredited

This course is accredited by leading professional bodies the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning the course is mapped against the skills employers are looking for and provides you with additional awards and/or exemptions towards professional body memberships.

Careers and employability

You’ll graduate with an impressive portfolio of business, research and analytical skills. It’s your gateway to a coveted graduate training scheme, well-rewarded financial consultancy role or careers in government departments, development agencies and charities.

Did you know? We also offer this course With a Foundation Year.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per 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 Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 80

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    104 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%


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