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Economics

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS code:

L110 

L120 (If choosing Foundation Year)

Gain the skills and experience a future economist would need to make a positive impact in a range of organisations, businesses, industries or in the public sector.

Did you know?

This programme is accredited (subject to approval) by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) - a global professional body for those who in the financial and investment profession.

You'll have access to real-live trading information, financial and economic news in our Bloomberg Trading Room and via Reuters Market Data System, which is used by investors and traders across the world.

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Foundation Year

This course can also be studied with a foundation year (September entry only).

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

Make your mark with the practical and transferable skills that matter most to employers.

Gain invaluable experience by solving real-world problems, addressing important social issues and policy questions.

With our BSc Economics, you’ll test your understanding of theory with real-world examples in the core aspects of economics, including:

  • Policy
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Responsible management

You’ll learn how different methods and tools are used to tackle issues and problems of economic policy and our annual Business Readiness modules will help enhance your employability.

As your financial skills grow, you’ll develop the commercial acumen, emotional intelligence, and self-reflection you need to realise your goals.

And you can put these skills into practice with an optional work placement after Year 2. Fully supported by our Placement Office, this is a chance to gain real-world experience before you graduate and get paid while you make valuable connections.

Learning

Belong, believe and achieve through our practical approach to accounting.

More than just another Business School, we are a diverse learning community that values:

  • Excellence
  • Reflection
  • Inclusivity
  • Ethics
  • Collaboration

We deliver a modern, practice-based curriculum, with a focus on sustainability.

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In high-spec facilities and using the same tools as industry professionals such as our new Bloomberg Trading Room and access to Reuters Market Data System, you’ll explore:

  • Real-live financial and economic news
  • Managerial economics
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Sustainability and global responsibility

You’ll also take a Business Readiness module each year, designed in line with the CMI’s employability framework to help you develop key skills.

Our faculty of academic experts and working professionals will guide you through a blended mix of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Independent learning
  • Online study skills
  • Assessment preparation sessions

As our courses are taught over no more than three days per week, you’ll have the flexibility to take on paid part-time work, placements, or internships – gaining real-world experience before you graduate.

We apply world-leading research and the latest thinking to your studies to help you develop a global mindset. You can also gain international experience through an optional semester abroad, with Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 available to help with the cost.

Assessment

Benefit from assessments that prepare you for life beyond university.

You'll be assessed using a wide range of theory and practical assessments that replicate the world of business today. This includes coursework, reports, exams (on Accountancy and Finance modules only) and online tests.

Other types of assessments include portfolio evaluation, case studies, critical poster, consultancy projects and using the Bloomberg terminal to track performance of a live asset. All of these methods will help you demonstrate the breath and knowledge you've learnt. 

Between Years 2 and 3, you can choose to enhance your practical work experience by applying for a year-long paid professional placement.

Career

Earn a degree that you can do economics with.

With its optional paid work placement and accreditation (subject to approval) by the CISI, our BSc Economics degree is the ideal launchpad for careers in:

  • Financial institutions and banking
  • Business management
  • Consulting and commerce

Wherever you want to go in the future, you’ll be preparing for the world of work from day one at Roehampton, with regular access to:

  • Employability events
  • Guest industry speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personalised mentoring and careers support

You’ll graduate ready to grab every opportunity that comes your way. 

How our careers service supports you

Our careers support team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Open days

Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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Be part of a diverse learning community that values excellence, reflection, inclusivity, ethics and collaboration. 

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