Duration: 3 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BSc (Hons)
Placement: Placement year not available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Social Sciences
The Business Economics course combines study of core economic ideas, to help you understand the environment within which firms operate, with a range of applications to business.
Specialist modules focus upon financial markets, investment appraisal, accountancy, industrial organisation, financial accounting, business economics and financial management. You will also research and write a dissertation within the context of business economics.
Our Economics degrees will develop your powers of analysis and critical thought, and build skills in communication, expression and rational argument that are highly sought after by employers.
Also available as a four-year course including a sandwich placement year.
Our degrees provide you with vocationally relevant knowledge and understanding, and, depending on modules taken, you will qualify for partial exemption from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations.
Our students are highly successful in securing both summer and year-long internships and placements with prestigious employers, including the competitive Government Economic Service placement scheme (e.g. Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Health and the Treasury), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and a range of private sector companies involved in marketing, finance and the voluntary sector.
It is also possible to arrange a work placement in Europe through the Erasmus Exchange Programme.
Or you may be interested in studying for a year at one of our partner institutions across Europe, North America, East Asia or Australia.
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There are no specific subject requirements.
BTEC Extended Diploma:
There are no specific subject requirements.
Applicants on Access Programmes:
Access to Higher Education Diploma with at least 45 Level 3 credits at Merit.
Plus minimum of:
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or equivalent.
Additional entry requirements:
If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Social Sciences and Management with Foundation Year course or our Social Sciences and Management with International Foundation Year.
English language requirements:
Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
New UCAS tariff
We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.
The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.
All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.
Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new window/tab).
This course is not running.
|Critical Thinking and Presentation Skills for Economists||core|
|Economic Thought & Economic Development||core|
|Introduction to Financial Markets and Banking||core|
|Principles of Economic Theory||core|
|Quantitative Methods for Economists||core|
|Intermediate Economic Theory||core|
|Personal & Professional Skills Development||core|
|Research Skills & Econometrics||core|
|Development Economics & Policy Issues||option|
|Further Mathematics for Economists||option|
|Business Economics & Industrial Organisation||core|
|Dissertation in Economics||core|
|Financial Economics & Business Finance||core|
|Advanced Economic Theory||option|
|Econometrics & Quantitative Economics||option|
|Economics of Labour & Leisure||option|
|European Political Economy & Public Policy||option|
|Trade, Regionalism and Globalisation||option|
Career support and prospects
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career Development Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
96% of our 2015 graduates in Economics found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
Evidence suggests economics degrees are particularly well rewarded in the labour market.
Our graduates go on to work in banking, finance, marketing, accounting and management, whilst there are opportunities to directly use your economics knowledge, particularly in the Civil Service, local government or teaching.
The average starting salary for our 2015 Business Economics graduates was £18,250.
Fees, Finance and Scholarships
- Home/EU: £9,000 per year
- International: £12,950 per year
Tuition fees are subject to government review (Home/EU) and University review (International) for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.
See our Fees and Financial Support website.
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