Wolverhampton Business School

BA (Hons) Economics and Business with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Sandwich (4 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

The innovative BA (Hons) Economics and Business course aims to provide you with a strong background in economic principles as well as knowledge and understanding of the key requirements of successful business organisations with an international perspective. The course will enable you to apply theories to organisations operating within changing global environment and to deal with case studies and real-world business scenarios.

Using a wide range of concepts, approaches, research techniques and learning forums the course intends to equip you with a range of personal and analytical skills in preparation for a career in economics, business, and general management. Also, the programme provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in economics and business.

What happens on the course?

You will study a wide range of economics and business modules, with a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops. There will be opportunities to do exciting group projects and to learn from experts from industry, to gather an in-depth knowledge of economic principles and business functions which are valuable in both the private and public sectors as well as in non-profit sector.

You will develop an economic and business skill set in an applied context, focusing on real-world issues. 

The course’s modules employ a variety of assessment methods, including report writing, essays, portfolios, posters, presentations, in-class tests, time-constrained assignments, and a final research project.

A placement can be undertaken locally, nationally or even, in some instances, international. During a placement, you will be doing similar work to a normal employee of the private, public or not-profit organisation. You will be able to have a unique insight into your chosen profession or sector, to acquire crucial personal skills and also you will have the opportunity to build a network of useful contacts. Many companies that employ graduates use placement programmes as a method of recruitment so you could be fast tracked into employment or onto one of their graduate schemes if you impress them.

Our new, purpose-built Business School, the Lord Swraj Paul Building, sits at the heart of the University's City Campus - Molineux, right next to Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium. The six storey centre is home to an executive education suite, innovative teaching and learning spaces, an IT suite, consulting rooms and a central social space and café. Take a tour here.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Economic Policy Manager

Business Analyst

Business Growth Officer

Market Researcher

Data Analyst


Product Manager

Business Reporter

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

A supportive professional study environment

Your learning experience at the Business School will be enhanced by:
Tutors who know about business. Tutors on this programme have experience as practicing managers, worked with business in an advisory capacity or will be researching economics and business to ensure that what you learn is current, leading-edge thinking which has real relevance to the world of business.
A friendly and supportive environment. We are known for the support we provide to our students. Your personal tutor and course leader are there to give you support, whether pastoral or study advice, when you need it.
Blended learning. The School has developed a blended learning approach where lecture and tutorial activities are supported by online learning to become a seamless learning experience both in and outside of the classroom.
Flexibility. The programme offered gives you flexibility over your study options as you progress and develop, whether this involves choosing to study abroad, taking an internship or being able to move between the courses we offer.
Internationalisation. Our international student and staff body and a curriculum underpinned by internationalisation will enable you to learn how to operate in a global business environment.

  1. Apply economic reasoning to a range of business and policy issues and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist.
  2. Use appropriate research methods, quantitative techniques and software packages to analyse data and evidence from a range of sources and to critically interpret the outcomes of this analysis.
  3. Demonstrate a good knowledge of economic and business concepts, principles and tools and be competent in the application of the knowledge to a wide range of situations in a national or international context.
  4. Assess the impact of changing internal and external environmental forces on organisations’ business activities and practices.
  5. Demonstrate a range of business skills and management knowledge which will be attractive to employers operating at a local, national and international level. 
  6. develop skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of economic and business concepts and principles and the related underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of business organisations and situations.  


Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2024-25
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £14450 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £14450 per year 2023-24
International Sandwich £14950 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.



“I just wanted to extend my gratitude for all your help and support over this academic year.”

Level 4 Economics and Business student

“I would like to personally thank the Economic team for their help, and I look forward to the advanced module next year.”

Level 5 Economics and Finance student

‘”Thanks for being a wonderful economics team and providing us with quality education through the years. You have always managed to make your subjects interesting and most importantly showed us how relevant and related to our daily life they are.”

Level 6 Economics student

“Having completed my studies and began my career within economics, I have significantly broadened my horizons with how the world works. This is all thanks to the amazing economics department and lecturers who have provided me with support and opportunity at Wolverhampton, be it day or night; it’s been a once-in-a-lifetime opening.”

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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