Economics (with Foundation Year option) (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

For more information about Economics (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University (BU), please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 5 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15250 per year

All study options

About Economics (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University (BU)

Why study BSc (Hons) Economics at BU?

  • Develop an understanding of financial approaches and gain related mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills essential for starting a career in the global market 
  • Meet industry-leading practitioners and professionals through guest lectures, seminars and assessment activities 
  • Opportunities to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions 
  • Gain industry experience and enhance your employability by undertaking an optional 30-week placement which can be completed anywhere in the world 
  • Our graduates work as economic and financial or data analysts, accountants and executives for companies such as Adidas UK Ltd, Apple, BMW Financial Services and British Airways
  • Learn from expert, qualified senior staff many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice – 94% of our graduates think our staff are good at explaining things. 

Course accreditations 

The accrediting bodies on our BSc (Hons) Economics course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the BU Business School experience: 

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is a hallmark of excellence that has been awarded to fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide 
  • Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) accreditation provides graduates with the opportunity to be exempt from some of the exams required to become a Chartered Accountant. 

Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the general business and management skills required for Economics, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.  

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 5 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15250 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Foundation Year September 2022 entry: £9,250 (UK, ROI& CI only)
  • Placement Year: £1,850

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-funding

Entry requirements

For September 2022 and September 2023 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

Please see below some examples of the qualifications for entry onto Year 1 for September 2022 and September 2023 entry:

  • Chinese Senior High School Graduation Certificate (Huikao) average 80%, or Gaokao 61-71%. Grade depends on the course
  • Hong Kong HKDSE Diploma (4,4,3 to 4,4,4 from three subjects). Grade depends on the course
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Standard XII) 60-70%
  • Italian Esame di Stato with 60-70%. Grade depends on the course
  • Titulo de Bachillerato with 6 or 7. Grade depends on the course

We offer a number of preparatory programmes through Bournemouth University International College. These courses offer you progression from High School in your home country to a Bachelor’s degree at BU.

Required subjects: all subjects considered.

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements for September 2022 and September 2023 entry: 48 - 72 UCAS tariff points.

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