• Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L104
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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 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.

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.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

The BA (Hons) Economics course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of economics principles and concepts, and with the skills to apply these to changing economic and business environment. Through the use of a range of approaches, research techniques and learning forums the course intends to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in economics, business, and the public sector.

The graduates from this programme would have a range of skills that are in demand from employers, as demonstrated by the survey carried out by the Economics Network in 2014-15. The most significant of these are:

  • A knowledge and understanding of economics
  • Ability to analyse economic, business and social issues
  • Organising, interpreting and presenting quantitative data
  • Communication of economic ideas

 

Studying this course will enable you to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of historical, institutional, international, social and environmental contexts in which specific economic analysis is applied
  • develop skills of independent learning, analysis, synthesis and critical thinking through the application of economic concepts and principles and the related underpinning theories appropriate to a wide range of business organisations and situations.  
  • demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods and computing techniques and know how to use these methods and techniques across a range of problems 
  • demonstrate an understanding of the sources and content of economic data and evidence of those methods to be appropriately applied to the analysis of such data
  • demonstrate knowledge of some specialised areas in economics 
  • critically apply economic reasoning to a range of situations and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist

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: 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: 45 L3 credits at Merit

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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.

 

“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 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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