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Economics (Jan 2021 start only) BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Bay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

An Economics degree can help to unlock a huge variety of careers, from investment banking and management consultancy to politics and management roles in global organisations.

The BSc Economics degree at Swansea University has an excellent reputation for producing elite graduates, many of whom have progressed to work with world-leading brands such as Barclays, HSBC and PwC.

You will be taught economic theory blended with mathematical and statistical elements. This helps to build the analytical tools, knowledge and techniques needed to thrive in a financially rewarding economics position.

Constantly updated to maintain a modern, real-world relevance, the BSc Economics is equally suitable if you are targeting a career as an economist, if you are open to employment across different economic and financial fields, or if you are considering an extended path of postgraduate studies.

WHY ECONOMICS AT SWANSEA?

  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • Ranked in the UK Top 25 for Student Experience (Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • 93% of Swansea Economics graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)
  • Economics is a UK Top 30 subject (Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • Ranked in the UK Top 25 for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • An industry collaboration hub hosting organisations such as Fujitsu and Pfizer
  • A diverse student body from over 60 different countries
  • Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus.

YOUR ECONOMICS EXPERIENCE

Economics at Swansea is a flexible degree giving you the chance to study abroad for a year, or work in industry for a year. These personally character-building opportunities can further shape your skill-set and broaden your horizons when it comes to finding employment.

Our flagship degree gives you a robust understanding of modern economic principles and contemporary issues.

Early teaching delivers a comprehensive base of knowledge encompassing micro and macro economics, statistics, finance, accounting and methodology.

ECONOMICS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Economics graduates from Swansea are poised for financially rewarding and mentally challenging employment opportunities.

Whether you target the pressured energy of a trading floor or the credibility of becoming an authority on business trends, this degree will make you a strong candidate for any graduate employer. Your future job title could be any of the following:

  • Economist
  • Analyst, Researcher
  • Government Adviser
  • Management Consultant
  • Derivatives Trader
  • Financial Analyst
  • Econometrician.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,900per 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 : BBB - ABB

Offers for programmes in the School of Management are usually within the range of ABB-BBB or equivalent. All applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account. Variable offers are made dependent on subjects studied. No A-level in Business, Economics, Maths or Accounting/Finance is required. We do not consider General Studies as an A-level subject for offer purposes. Students may combine A-levels with o

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    122 55%

    44th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    31st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    25th

    22

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