BSc (Hons) Economics

Develop the ability to analyse economic information through theoretical and practical research-based modules, and gain essential analytical and numerical skills.

Course details

Whether you want to be a financial forecaster, a researcher or even a future leader of industry, our lively and involving economics courses prepare you for success.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Plymouth campus

Plymouth University

Course overview

Competition for graduate jobs is fierce. The combination of academic excellence and practical knowledge we encourage on this course will help you stand out when it comes to entering the world of work.

Our students graduate ready to take on all sorts of finance and economics roles – from industry economist to financial risk analyst.


Entry requirements

  • UCAS tariff
  • 104 – 120
  • A level: 104-120 points from a minimum of 2 A levels. This course considers general studies.
  • BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in any subject.
  • BTEC National Diploma modules
    If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
  • Access: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.
  • T levels: Merit in any subject.
  • IB: 26 – 30 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.
    English and Maths accepted within: Higher Level = 4   Standard Level = 5
  • All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade 4/C or above.


As well as expert-led teaching, all undergraduate modules within Plymouth Business School have integrated CV building activity, for example, through micro-credentialing, problem-based learning, or embedded direct employer activity.

We have ensured every module contains a real world problem-based exercise. We have reached out to employers directly to involve real business in our assessments. You will experience real world employee engagement every month.


This pathway offers you a core curriculum combined with the widest choice of elective modules and free choice over your final year dissertation / project module. This could include areas such as environmental economics and international economics. The choice is yours.

  • Principles of Economics and Finance (ECN4001)
  • Economics in Society (ECN4002)
  • Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (ECN4003
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (ECN4004)
  • Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (ECN5001)
  • Applied Econometrics and Research Methods for Economists (ECN5007)
  • Careers and Professional Development (PBS500CPD)
  • Challenge Module (HRL5008)

Optional modules


  • Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Second Year Students (DEAS200)
  • Environmental and Resource Economics (ECN5003)
  • Financial Markets and Decision Making (ECN5004)
  • International Economics: Trade and Finance (ECN5005)
  • Advanced Economic Theory and Policy (ECN6001)
  • Game Theory and Strategic Behaviour (ECN6007)
  • Professional Practice for Economists (ECN6008)
  • Continued Careers and Professional Development (PBS600CPD)
  • Final Year Dissertation (PBS6001)



  • Academic Skills for International Direct Entry Final Year Students (DEAS300)
  • Environmental and Resource Economics (ECN6003)
  • Financial Markets and Decision Making (ECN6004)
  • International Economics: Trade and Finance (ECN6005)