Economics (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our Economics (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree is a four-year course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the ideal course if you’re interested in studying economics at undergraduate level but you are unable to meet the entry requirements or don’t have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard degree.

Course details

The foundation year of this degree course will give you a sound base in economics, accounting and business, ensuring you’re well-prepared to explore more specific areas of economics during your subsequent years of study.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The modules on this foundation year are shared between a number of other courses, allowing you to meet students with other academic interests and share ideas.

Following your foundation year, which is also designed to improve your communication and writing skills, you’ll have the opportunity to examine subjects including economic growth and sustainability, financial markets, banking and financial crises, econometrics and more.

In Year 1, 2 and 3 of the course you will study the same core modules – and have access to the same optional modules – as those who study our Economics BSc (Hons) course. There will also be opportunities to study abroad and gain valuable work experience.


Entry requirements

a minimum of 32 UCAS points English Language and Mathematics GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent)

What the students say

Access to the Bloomberg facility of market data, news and analysis is amazing. The course also provides a huge range of books. The teachers are friendly and easy to approach about any issues or queries.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
  • Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits)
  • The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)
  • Business Law and Ethics (core, 15 credits)
  • Data Science, Research and Analysis (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits)
  • Management Accounting Fundamentals (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (core, 15 credits)
  • Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits)
  • Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Macroeconomics (core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Microeconomics (core, 15 credits)
  • Labour Economics (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Econometrics (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Finance (core, 15 credits)
  • Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (core, 15 credits)
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits)
  • Investment (option, 15 credits)
  • Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits)
  • Development Economics (core, 15 credits)
  • Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Financial and Economic Modelling (core, 15 credits)
  • International Banking (core, 15 credits)
  • International Trade and Finance (core, 15 credits)
  • Issues in Labour Markets (core, 15 credits)
  • Financial Instruments (option, 15 credits)
  • Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)
  • Practising Business Strategy (with simulation) (option, 15 credits)
  • Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)