Economics BSc

The Brunel Economics BSc combines a thorough grounding in economic theory with the practical skills needed to apply that knowledge to business, industrial, financial or government environments.

Course details

You will study statistics and econometrics and develop skills in data presentation, analysis and modelling.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

You’ll learn how markets operate from microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives and how trade and business priorities shape the ways societies function. Special attention will be given to financial marketins and the banking sector, as well as an introduction to accounting.

Further, you’ll develop the analytical, quantitative, statistical and computing skills used to predict how societies, governments, businesses and households will respond to events, trends and market behaviour.


Entry requirements

GCE A-level BBB, including grade B in Maths or Maths & Statistics (General Studies not accepted).

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in any subject and A-level Maths or Maths & Statistics at grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject and A-level Maths or Maths & Statistics at grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject and A-levels grade BC including Maths or Maths & Statistics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma 30 points, including 5 in Higher Level Maths.


Our aim is to teach you ‘employable knowledge’, which can be applied to real-world situations giving you the skills you need to find the right role after you graduate. Therefore, you’ll be well prepared for work, especially if you undertake a work placement. Securing economics and finance degree jobs is highly competitive so we’ll support you to gain a strong foundation in the skills employers are looking for. We offer opportunities within the Department of Economics and Finance as well as through the University’s Professional Development Centre (PDC) to help you build skills and experience.

Our graduates are employed in many fields, with roles at NatWest (Financing Futures), PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, the Treasury and Bank of England. Within industry, graduates are working at businesses like BP, Xerox and Marks and Spencer.


This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of economic theory, statistics, econometrics and finance as well as the practical and transferable skills needed to apply your knowledge to real-world problems.
  • EC1030 – Financial Markets
  • EC1040 – Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • EC1005 – Mathematics for Economics and Finance
  • EC1010 – Microeconomic Principles
  • EC1020 – Macroeconomic Principles
  • EC1601 – Professional Skills and Statistics
  • EC2604 – Economics of Information
  • EC2605 – Introduction to Econometrics
  • EC2001 – Microeconomic Principles II
  • EC2002 – Macroeconomic Principles II
  • EC2008 – Mathematical Economics
  • EC2601 – Money and Banking
  • EC3603 – Advanced Topics in Economic Theory
  • EC3000 – Economics Project
  • EC3608 – Further Econometrics

  • EC3601 – Behavioural Economics and Finance
  • EC3606 – Developmental Economics
  • EC3068 – The Economics of Labour Markets
  • EC3610 – Economic History and Thought
  • EC3604 – International Money and Finance
  • EC3066 – Managerial and Industrial Economics
  • EC3609 Political Economics