What you'll study

You study theory in lectures and tutorials and then apply the knowledge you learn under supervision in a computer laboratory. The final-year dissertation or research project is the culmination of the programme.

Business economists have to identify and focus on the most important aspects of a question under pressure. These skills are best tested in formal timed examinations, which play a major role in this programme. You are also assessed through tests, essays, reports and assignments.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Principles of Economics 1

  • Introduction to Contemporary Business Practices

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Applications for Contemporary Business Economics

  • Marketing

Optional modules

  • Summer School

  • World Economy

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

  • Financial Reporting

  • Management Accounting

  • Research Methods

Optional modules

  • Development Economics

  • Industrial Economics

  • Passport Languages

  • Creativity and Global Innovation

  • Summer School

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Advanced Business Economics

  • Advanced Financial Reporting and Theory

  • Applied Business Economics

  • Advanced Management Accounting

  • Dissertation or Project

Optional modules

  • Business Project Management

  • Management Consulting

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More about this course

This joint degree focuses on the main themes of economics and accounting, enabling you to gain an in-depth understanding of both financial and management accounting and build skills in economic analysis. You'll study under research-active experts in our state-of-the-art business school, which has international accreditation from AACSB (held by fewer than 5% of business programmes worldwide). You can also boost your employability through the option of an extra year of professional experience, often with a top global business. Or you could spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia.

Our staff are themselves helping to advance their subjects, bringing a particular edge to both learning and teaching. You'll develop your knowledge of contemporary accountancy, so that you graduate ready to pursue a career in accounting. And you'll be ready to offer insights that can make an immediate contribution to your new organisation. Our successful alumni include Jeremy Darroch (Chief Executive of Sky plc), Muhtar Kent (Chairman and Chief Executive of Coca-Coca) and Robert Elstone (CEO of Everton Football Club).

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Study abroad and gain valuable and life-enriching experience as part of your degree.

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Our graduates go on to successful careers with illustrious organisations such as J P Morgan, Rolls-Royce, The Home Office, Rothschild and BP.

With over 90 years of experience, Hull has a long-established reputation for Economics.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • Applicants should have GCSE Maths at Grade 4 or C

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 15 credits at distinction and 15 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Because accountants spend a lot of time learning 'the nuts and bolts' of businesses, our graduates enjoy a range of career prospects.

This degree opens up an array of employment possibilities, especially in areas where knowledge of economics is an asset, such as in the City or in government. Your broad business knowledge will also mean that you can enter a variety of organisations and make a real difference.

Recent graduates have taken up trainee or graduate accountant positions with international companies such as Fujitsu and Maersk, or with specialist chartered accountancy firms.

Our dedicated Centre for Professional Success connects you with businesses and keeps you up to date with relevant work placements, company projects and job opportunities. It also hones general marketable skills to help give you the edge in the employment market.