Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,750 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, a knowledge of economics and the unique insights it offers into how individuals, firms and organisations operate and interact is invaluable. So is the ability to communicate this understanding to specialists and non-specialists. This course combines a thorough grounding in the discipline of economics, with a range of practical skills required in professional life and for postgraduate studies.

You will develop your ability to apply economic reasoning to real-world issues. You will become confident in economic and business analysis and in applying these analytical skills to business and organisational decisions, to solving business and economic problems, undertaking research and consultancy, and contributing to the design and implementation of economic policy by government agencies. You will also extend your skills in data gathering and interpretation, quantitative analysis and forecasting, become global in outlook and socially, environmentally and ethically aware.

The course will enhance your employability as business analysts or specialist economists, as well as equipping you for careers in management, in an international organisation, in banking, the financial sector more broadly, or the voluntary or public sector.

In each year of study you will take a combination of core and option modules.

The course begins with a thorough grounding in economics and an appreciation of the part economic history has played in shaping the evolution of economic thought. At Level 5 the course involves more advanced study of macroeconomics and microeconomics, and the application of economic theory in research and appraisal. At Level 6 you will explore contemporary economic policy debates and develop your econometric analysis and forecasting skills.

At each level you will be offered a choice of applied economic option modules as well as more general business modules and the opportunity to study a language.

Teaching methods focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning (including group work) designed to engage your interest. Assessment methods may include essays, reports, case studies, and in-class tests as well as time-constrained exams.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. 

Subjects of study include:

  • Crises and Controversies in Economics
  • Exploring Microeconomics
  • Global Business Environment
  • Macroeconomic Framework
  • Quantitative Economic Analysis

Credit Level 4

You will also have the opportunity to take an option module that broadens your skills or helps you to gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area; your option module may be a foreign language.

Subjects of study include:

  • Analysis of Economic and Business Data
  • Applied Economic Research and Appraisal
  • Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • Managerial Economics: Firms and Markets

Credit Level 5

Plus two options from: Global Economic Issues, Information and Digital Economics, Money Banking and Financial Markets, or other areas of business including languages

Professional experience or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study English-taught courses for a year at one of our overseas partner institutions. Currently, you can take a Year Abroad studying (or combining work and study) in Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, Valencia, and other European locations including Moscow, as well as Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), Japan, Canada and the USA. There are also many opportunities for those with appropriate language skills to study in the local language in France, Germany and Spain, among others.

Alternatively, between Year 2 and Year 3 you can undertake a one-year, full-time business placement as a Professional Experience Year within the UK. Past students have completed placements in a variety of prestigious organisations, including AMEC, Barclays Bank, Commerzbank, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, GE Capital, HSBC, IBM and the NHS, as well as in smaller businesses.

Subjects of study may include:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Contemporary Debates in Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Public Policy
  • Global Strategic Management

Credit Level 6

Plus two options from: Development Economics, Forecasting for Managers, International Economics, Dissertation  or other areas of business including languages.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A levels – BBB (GCSE Maths at Grade B or higher is recommended)
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSEs – minimum grade 4 in Maths and English (grade C in grading system prior to 2017)

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

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International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English programmes.

Careers

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

If you are studying a Bachelor's degree at Westminster Business School, you can choose to take a year's break from your studies in your third year to do a placement.  

A placement year is a great way of gaining practical work experience within an industry relevant to your studies. It increases your confidence and skills, and boosts your employability. It gives you a chance to apply the theoretical techniques you have learnt during your undergraduate degree so far to a real business environment while you work as a member of an established organisation.

Find out more about placements

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Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

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