Senior Lecturer in Economics
Faculty of Business and LawDiscover
BSc with Foundation: L102
Full Time: 3 Years
Foundation: 4 Years
Part Time: 4 -6 Years
UK Fees 24/25:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)
International Fees 24/25:
Full Time: £15,200
For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:
Studying our BSc Economics degree will enable you to develop excellent problem solving skills that will allow you to solve real world challenges. You will learn to employ different perspectives of the major economic thinkers of the last two centuries to discuss real world issues that are faced by individuals, companies and governments.
This economics course has been designed to contribute towards achieving the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: SDG10 of Reduced Inequalities and SDG12 of Responsible Consumption and Production.
The University of Northampton is the first modern university in England to introduce CORE, a problem-motivated and interactive way to learn economics.
Unlike traditional economics education that start with simple models and a tenuous link to reality, CORE starts with reality and uses suitable economic tools. CORE combines different perspectives by organising the whole curriculum on the key themes of market power, imperfect information and social interactions. CORE is regarded by many employers as the cutting-edge approach to economics higher education.
This economics BSc course provides a solid understanding of both economic theory and the quantitative methods economists use in empirical analysis. You will be introduced to real world issues currently faced by individuals, companies and governments and their possible solution from the different perspectives of the major economic thinkers of the last two centuries. The BSc economics degree is intended for those who are considering practicing as an Economist in the future, in careers such as economic research, econometrics, forecasting as well as management finance and accountancy. It also provides an excellent basis for pursuing the study of economics at postgraduate level.
You will benefit from staff who are experts in their areas, which include:
Economists are employed in a variety of fields including local and national government, banking, insurance, industry and education. The analytical skills and training provided in the economic units will enable graduates to immediately start working in business or management as a career or in more specialised functional areas such as accounting or marketing.
Bloomberg is the industry standard for economic, financial and other data provision and analysis; it is what financial traders rely on. It will enable you to obtain the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, signifying that you can be functioning finance and economic consultancy professionals. The software even allows economics degree students to test trading strategies with real-life data. By giving you access to this resource ensures that your employability will be fully developed. It is a natural integral part of our active, authentic teaching and learning strategy.
The Society of Professional Economists is Europe’s largest network of economists. By joining the 1300-strong group of vibrant and influential individuals, you show that you are committed to your profession and give yourself access to other professionals.
Membership includes regular monthly seminars, masterclasses from leading researchers to ensure members are at the forefront of knowledge and reduced-rate access to the annual conference and very popular annual dinner. Members are drawn from all areas of the profession including finance and commerce, industry, government departments, private sector consultants, business schools and universities.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 23/24. The modules relating to the academic year 24/25 will be available from June 2024.
In addition to meeting the University’s entry requirements, a typical offer for this BSc economics degree would be:
You are required to achieve GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above or level 2 Key Skill in Application of Number or a similar quantitative module.
The standard entry requirements for the Integrated Foundation Year are:
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 2024/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.
There are no additional costs for this economics course for students beginning their studies in September 2024. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join our full-time BSc Economics degree at Northampton, you will receive a laptop when your course begins*. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
*UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details).
The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) for this BSc economics degree offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.
If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for this Economics course, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Economics programme which includes a Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.
Our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.
Please see our Integrated Foundation Year page for more details.
No, you do not need an A- Level in Maths to study Economics at the University of Northampton. We start teaching from the beginning, so we will teach you all the fundamental skills you need to know.
This economics course can be studied full-time over three years or over four years with an optional work placement year or foundation year. We also offer a flexible part-time option.
We use a range of assessment methods on our courses. On this course you will encounter individual and group written work, presentations and exams as well as extended project work.
We have the Bloomberg Suite, which is the number one technology that is being used in industry, for example by Analysts and Stock Brokers to get all the latest information. As a Student at the University of Northampton you can complete the Bloomberg qualification for free, which will really boost your CV!
The Student Experience Support Team are a team of previous graduates of the University of Northampton, they are here to support all Faculty of Business and Law students by offering a friendly listening ear and ensuring students are aware of the numerous support systems that the University has to offer. The team provide confidential 1-1 meetings in person and online where they will signpost the students to the relevant support teams to ensure they are aware of the support available for them throughout their studies. You can follow the Student Experience Support Team to see the services they offer.
Our graduates work in a variety of fields including national and local Government, banking, insurance, industry and education. Our graduates are also able to immediately start working in business or management as a career or in more specialised functional areas such as accounting or marketing.
Studying a BSc economics degree can also lead to careers in fields such as the Civil Service, government (national and regional) and management consultancy. Graduates from this economics course can choose to progress onto a full-time, part-time or distance learning course. Postgraduate study will enable you to focus your studies in specialist areas such as the MSc Economics or can give you a general management qualification such as the MBA.
Discover the facilities that you will use if you study a BSc (Hons) Economics course with us. One of our bespoke facilities is the Bloomberg Finance Lab, where you have access to specialist analytical computer equipment.
Bloomberg is the industry standard for economic, financial and other data provision and analysis.Discover
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