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Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Economics

Undergraduate                  BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: L100

What you'll study

Lectures introduce concepts and analytical approaches. These are then revisited in more interactive tutorials and workshops. Guided independent learning, including e-learning, provides further support.

The final-year dissertation or independent study project is the culmination of the programme. You'll bring together the economic and quantitative techniques you've learned to provide a substantial written answer to an economics question of your choice.

Assessment by exams encourages you to ‘think like an economist’: applying relevant forms of analysis (without reference to textbooks) under pressure. Assessment also includes in-class tests, essays, assignments and presentations.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Principles of Economics 1

  • Principles of Economics 2

  • Mathematics for Economics

  • Statistics for Economics

  • World Economy

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Intermediate Consumer Theory

  • Intermediate Mathematical Economic Analysis

  • Intermediate Macro-economics

  • Theory of the Firm and Welfare Economics

  • Introduction to Econometrics

Optional modules

  • Development Economics

  • European Union Economics

  • Summer School

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Advanced Micro-economics

  • Advanced Macro-economics

  • Economics Dissertation or Economics Project

Optional modules

  • International Economics

  • Econometrics

  • Labour Economics

  • Topics in Applied Economics

  • Financial Economics

  • Economics of Government

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More about this course

The BSc Economics programme provides a thorough grounding in economics. While focusing on economic principles and analysis, including the use of quantitative methods, it allows you to tailor your course to your own interests. 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). Our staff are themselves helping to advance their subjects, bringing a particular edge to learning and teaching.

You can also boost your employability through 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. The programme provides an attractive combination of skills that employers value: numeracy, advanced data analysis, graphical illustration, problem-solving and persuasive writing. Past Hull Economics graduates have achieved considerable success; among our alumni are Jeremy Darroch (Chief Executive of Sky), Muhtar Kent (Chairman and Chief Executive of Coca-Coca) and Robert Elstone (CEO of Everton Football Club).

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
independent

First year

21%

79%

Second year

19%

81%

Final year

16%

84%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

55%

15%

30%

Second year

71%

12%

17%

Final year

70%

5%

25%

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.

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

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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, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

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 academic 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

This programme's focus is particularly suitable to academic scholarship. So a natural progression for our graduates will be towards further study – both at Masters level before seeking employment, and into doctoral programmes.

Graduates will be well placed to enter the Government Economic Service, the UK's principal employer of economists. They will also be qualified for positions in economic consultancies or trade and representative bodies such as the CBI, as well as in industry and commerce.

However, most graduates are likely to gain employment in positions where their acquired knowledge is valuable, rather than essential. So all sectors of the economy are potentially available (including self employment).

Examples of firms which have taken on our graduates recently are Hull Trains, RWE, Npower, IBM, Young’s Seafood, BAE Systems, Deutsche Börse Group and Airbus. Others have joined local authorities or have gone on to train as teachers.

Our dedicated Centre for Professional Success will connect you with businesses and keep you up to date with relevant work placements, company projects and job opportunities and skills to help give you the edge in the employment market.