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Economics with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Plymouth's BSc in Economics will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of contemporary economics alongside the ability to apply that knowledge to the analysis of a range of practical situations that support both future learning and employment. The degree emphasises the acquisition of key analytical and numerical skills, and the progressive development of your capacity for independent research and learning.The course starts with a foundation year, specifically designed to introduce and develop essential skills for success in Higher Education, including critical thinking and research skills, and the knowledge and understanding of key facets of business, accounting and economics.The second year will develop your interest in, and awareness of, topical economic issues, and will further build your knowledge and understanding of a range of principles and theories for their analysis. Alongside this, you will begin your study of the quantitative methods used by economists and further develop your study skills.The third year develops theories and empirical methods that are central to modern economic analysis. Core modules focus upon microeconomics and macroeconomics alongside a range of complementary elective choices (see university web pages for details).Individual project / dissertation work and advanced economics provides the core for your final year of study. This, and a choice of options (see university web pages for details), will allow you to focus your studies on areas that particularly interest you.The course includes an optional work placement year, which may be in a broad range of business and public sector organisations. This provides an extremely valuable opportunity to apply and deepen knowledge and to develop a range of skills that will be highly beneficial to both further studies and future careers.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,200per year

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

University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    117 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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