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Economics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Why choose this course?

Specialise in applied economics and gain a qualification which sets you apart. This course combines a solid grounding in economic theory with business and leadership skills. You’ll handle economic data, undertake research and tackle real-world business challenges.

Is this course for you?

Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence - with extensive support from our expert staff - before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.

How you will learn

From creating investment portfolios to taking part in business conference debates, you’ll thrive on dynamic learning experiences. In our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab you’ll gain insights into trading floor activities and financial market analysis, drawing on up-to-the-minute financial data.

Opportunities and experiences

You could work on consultancy projects for businesses, take an optional placement year or summer internship, and hear about latest developments in the city from high-profile speakers. There’s the chance to achieve the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate 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

If you aspire to a high-paying career, economics is among the top ten subjects to take. Our focus on practical economic analysis can lead to roles not only in international business, consultancy and finance but also in settings like government departments and development agencies.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 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

  • University League Table

    96th

  • 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%

    59th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    8th

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