University of Leicester
You will engage with modern policy issues and economic analysis, and develop analytical abilities and critical appraisal skills. These are particularly beneficial transferable skills for graduate employment and will prepare you for a career in the public or private sector, whether that be in financial services, business management or the Government Economic Service. Your time here will also equip you with the research techniques that are vital to postgraduate study. Job prospects are excellent, with 95% of our economics students employed (or studying for a Master’s) six months after graduating (The Uni Guide).
A/AS-levels: ABB. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies or Critical Thinking not included. Own language may be considered.
EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B.
Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction.
GCSE: Grade B (5) in Mathematics and Grade C (4) in English Language
International Baccalaureate: Pass Full Diploma with 30 points, including a minimum of grade 5 in SL Maths Analysis and Approach or 6 in SL Maths Application and Interpretation or 4 in HL Maths Analysis and Approach if not held at GCSE.
BTEC Extended National Diploma: DDD in Business diploma with strong GCSE background including Mathematics at grade B (5) and English Language at grade C (4).
T Levels: Distinction in Finance (plus 5 GCSEs at grade 5 including Maths and English)
Our economics graduates have gone onto work for employers such as:
At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.
Statistics for Economists 2
Contemporary Issues in Economics, Finance and Business
All five of our Economics courses share the exact same first year. This means that you can switch to any of these degrees at the end of your first year:
Choose two option modules from: