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UCAS CODE: L102

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) in Economics provides a structured, cumulative and rigorous foundation in economic concepts, principles, analysis, techniques and knowledge. During your studies, you will develop your analytical and decision-making abilities through training in quantitative and model-based methods of analysis.

Students studying economics at St Andrews have the opportunity to focus on macroeconomics, choice theory, behaviour economics, game theory, international economics and development, competition and innovation, and climate change.

Course information

The BSc in Economics is a four-year course run by the School of Economics and Finance. The School also offers an MA in Economics, which may be more suitable for students who wish to take economics alongside Arts subjects. The economics element within both the BSc and MA degree programmes is exactly the same.

In the first two years, you will build a solid foundation in the general knowledge of economics. This includes an introduction to the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics; an insight into quantitative techniques; and developing an understanding of economic relationships and the techniques necessary for their analysis.

At Honours level, students may select modules from a range of options on specific topics. These provide an analytical understanding of key aspects of finance, economics and government policy formation.

Specialist subject areas may include:

  • behavioural economics
  • corporate finance
  • econometrics
  • economic growth
  • economic history
  • economics of labour
  • economics of migration
  • experimental economics
  • health and education
  • macroeconomic policy
  • policy impact evaluation
  • portfolio management.

Alongside economics, in the first year of your studies, you will be required to study an additional two subjects. In the second year you will usually carry on at least one of these subjects, sometimes two.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,960per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Subjects excluded: Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and General Studies.

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University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    215 99%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83.0 83%

    20th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    4th

    6

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