Economics (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)
3 years full time
4-6 years part time
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,465
Full Time: £13,000
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The study of Economics underpins everything from world affairs and politics to wealth and poverty, national economic management and the functioning of business. This course provides you with the opportunity to study a range of economic topics alongside another complementary subject. You will have the opportunity to study contemporary economics both in the UK and overseas and you can select key areas of interest from a range of modules.
- Optional work placement year.
- Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
- HP laptop and software included with this course for eligible student. Eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply.
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Studying Economics helps you to gain analytical skills which are of value in many fields of employment. This course will provide you with the opportunity to study a range of economic topics and develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to understand economic issues.
Progression through the course stages gives you the opportunity to study areas of interest using knowledge and methods that you have gained. Modules reflect contemporary issues and problems in economics both in the UK and overseas.
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Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:
Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.
For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.
English Language Requirements
Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirements.
- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.
21/22 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK Full Time: £9,250
- UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
- International Full Time: £13,000
- Optional Work Placement Year: £1,000
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
20/21 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK/EU Full Time: £9,250
- UK/EU Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
- International Full Time: £12,900
- Optional Work Placement Year: £1,000
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
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 this full time 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.
To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.
You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.
The award for this course will be a BA if taken as a major or joint. Students may be awarded a BSc if they study this subject as a minor subject and pair it with a BSc subject. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for more information on Joint Honours Degree designations.
If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.
With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:
- Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
- Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
- Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
- Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.
What is the schedule for this course?
This course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with an optional work placement year. We also offer a flexible part-time study option.
How will I learn?
A range of assessments are used on the modules for Economics Joint Honours. You will encounter individual and group written work and presentations, and extended project work as part of your assessment for this course.
For Joint Honours students, taught study is a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually for six hours per week. We recommend that you spend 12 hours per week in self-directed study time.
Careers and Employability
Economists are employed in a variety of fields including national and local government, banking, insurance, industry and education. The analytical skills and training that you gain through studying the economics units will also enable you to enter a business career either as a graduate trainee or in more specialised functional areas such as accounting or marketing.