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BA (Hons) Economics

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Three years full-time.

Next entry is September 2020.

Typical Offer: 

2020 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above)
BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

Please see Entry Requirements below.

  • Sandwich year available for study abroad or professional placement.
  • Innovative Economics course with a focus on a practical approach. 
  • Gain relevant experience for your future career with a placement.


Economics shapes our lives and the fortunes of our communities in a profound way. Few subjects are more relevant or rewarding.

We use the tools of social scientific inquiry to examine the complex, contested and often controversial subject that is too easily reduced to ‘economics’, introducing you to real-world applications that can lead to a wide range of potential careers.

The study of economics was originally defined as the science of wealth, incorporating the processes of production, consumption and accumulation. Many have since argued that economics is in fact a social science: human welfare is the driving force for wealth.

Despite this, the subject is often treated by universities as a branch of science or applied mathematics. We seek to develop a broader appreciation of the theories and practices that shape policy in areas such as government spending, taxation and welfare policy.

We combine the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics with the analysis of ethics, people management and business strategy, to help you to understand and influence the debates that structure public policy, political decision-making and business strategy.

By the end of the course, you will have the foundation of skills and the expert knowledge to enter a range of professional areas within business and government, including banking and financial services, at local, regional and international level.

Sandwich year

Students have the opportunity to have a sandwich year for studying abroad or getting involved in a professional placement.

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Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Career opportunities

Students completing this Economics course will have a well-developed appreciation of economic conduct and theorising that is usefully and firmly located within an account of the management process.

Graduates will be attractive to a range of business and governmental concerns including, but not restricted to, banking and financial services, general business, local and regional government concerns.

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • International tuition fee: £11,790 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

Entry requirements

Next entry is September 2020.

Academic Requirements

2020 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC).

Candidates should normally hold GCSE Grade C or equivalent. The numeracy of non-traditional entrants will be evaluated during the admissions process.

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.

Transferring Credit

If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.


Lecturer in Economics and Finance