Wolverhampton Business School

Economics with Foundation Year

The first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, American economist Paul Samuelson describes economics as the "study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people.

The first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, American economist Paul Samuelson describes economics as the "study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L110
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021, 17 January 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School
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Why choose this course?

The first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, American economist Paul Samuelson describes economics as the "study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people." By learning about economics, you will see that there are various perspectives on how resources are allocated and that the different allocations will impact on social, political, financial and business concerns.

This programme provides a strong background in economics principles but also provides a knowledge and understanding of recent developments in economics and the application of economic concepts to current issues and the post-pandemic world.

As part of your study of economics you will develop skills in the organisation and analysis of statistical data, the interpretation of economic issues and the communication of economic ideas. These skills have been identified as being in demand by employers by a number of surveys, such as the one carried out by the Economics Network.

The foundation year (level 3) is designed to equip applicants who do not have the required qualifications to enter onto level 4, with a robust toolkit of the academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education and also with an understanding of, and insight to, the economic and business discipline. Successful completion of the foundation year will allow progression onto level 4 of BA (Hons) Economics. 

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 group work and to learn from experts from industry, as well as from economists with a high standard of research achievement.

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.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

  • Economic data manager
  • Economic growth officer
  • Economic development officer
    Research officer
  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Taxation analyst
  • Political risk analyst
  • Market researcher
  • Economic policy manager

Additional Information

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Studying this course will enable you to:

  1. Critically apply economic reasoning to a range of situations and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge in a number of specialised areas in economics, as well as an appreciation of the research literature in these areas.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the sources and content of economic data and evidence and of those methods that be applied appropriately to the analysis of such data.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods and computing techniques and know how to use these techniques and methods across a range of problems.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of historical, institutional, international, social and environmental contexts in which specific economic analysis is applied.
  6. Effectively communicate economic ideas both verbally and in writing to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 48 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades PPP
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)

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  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

 Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

‘”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.”

Third year Economics student

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

1st year Economics and Business student

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

2nd year Economics and Finance student

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.


Self-funding:

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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