Economics underpins everything from world affairs involving politics, wealth and poverty, national economic management and the functioning of business. It affects how much we pay in taxes, interest rates on our mortgages and loans, business borrowing and international trade. Modules reflect contemporary economic issues both in the UK and overseas.
Modes of study
Three years full-time or flexible part-time. Students can complete a placement year in the third year, making the course four years long.
Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be around 260-300 UCAS tariff points.
Economics is an interesting subject area that develops analytical skills which are of value in many fields of employment. The course will provide students with the opportunity to study a range of economic topics and to develop skills and knowledge to enable them to understand economic issues.
Progression through the stages gives students the opportunity to study key areas of interest using knowledge and methods they have acquired. Modules reflect contemporary issues and problems in economics both in the UK and overseas.
Students will study the interactions between firms and individuals; and economics of the real world which adopts an applied approach to explain historical and current events from an economic perspective. A third optional module, the developing world, uses case studies to examine the experience of developing countries.
Provides an understanding of both macro and micro economic theory in compulsory modules, and looks at applied topics such as labour market economics.
The final stage of the course uses both theoretical and applied learning materials to analyse some of the most important areas of economics today including international issues.
Special course features
- Develops analytical and thinking skills course content
- Course content provides good foundation for future career in business/management and Government/politics.
- Micro Economics
- Macro Economics
- Analytical economics
- Economics of the Real World
- International Economics
- Labour Market Economics
- The Developing World
- The Economic Environment
- The Political Economy of China
A range of assessment methods are used. Students will encounter examinations, individual and group written work and presentations, and extended project work.
Economists are employed in a variety of fields including national and local Government, banking, insurance, industry and education. The analytical skills and training provided in the economics units will also enable graduates to enter a business career either as generalist graduate trainees or in more specialised functional areas such as accounting or marketing.
Work placement opportunities
Opportunity for one year sandwich placement in year three. Study abroad opportunities.
For undergraduate application information please see our how to apply page.
Fees quoted are for home and EU students commencing their course in the academic year 2013/14. Tuition fees are payable for each year of the course. The fees are subject to annual increases in subsequent academic years.
Full time fees
Scholarships and bursaries
Full time students taking this course may be eligible for the University of Northampton Bursary 2013/14.
The following scholarships may be applicable:
This course is available to international students.
Full-time international tuition fees
For information on our international tuition fees, please see our Tuition fees for international students page.
How to apply as an international student
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to apply page.
Scholarships available to international students
For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.
For further help for international students please see our international students pages.