This degree combines study of the key concepts, tools and techniques of economics with a thorough understanding of business.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
3 or 4 Years
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points
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You develop an understanding of economic issues in modern society, and of the global and national settings in which economic activities take place.
You learn about key management practices and develop practical business skills through topics such as:
- business enterprise
- global marketing
- human resources
- technology management
An optional work placement year provides the chance to gain real-world business experience with a globally recognised company and enhance your employability.
You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in our Business School building, and specialist career and business start-up support.
Highlights of this degree
Quality and rankingQuality and ranking
Economics at Newcastle is highly regarded, achieving a 92% overall student satisfaction score in the 2016 National Student Survey.
Work placement or study abroad (optional)Work placement or study abroad (optional)
You can gain valuable industry experience by applying to take a 12-month work placement in a UK or overseas business as part of your degree.
We have recently placed students in companies including: IBM, Disney, Procter & Gamble, Nissan, Marks & Spencer, Unilever, Accenture, Cummins, GSK and Microsoft.
You'll receive support from the Business School's dedicated Placement Officer and the University's Careers Service to help you find a placement that matches your skills and interests.
Alternatively, you can study abroad between Stages 2 and 3 through the Erasmus exchange scheme. You'll spend the year studying at one of our partner universities in Europe. We currently have partners in: Denmark; Finland; France; Holland; Norway; Spain; and Sweden.
Both opportunities extend your degree to four years - see the Fees and Funding section for further information.
Facilities and support
This degree is run by Newcastle University Business School, based in our state-of-the-art building within Newcastle's emerging business district. Our Business School's facilities include:
- 120 PCs across three hi-tech computer clusters
- Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building
- social spaces for learning and relaxation
- bookable meeting rooms
Take a virtual tour of our building.
You'll have access to a wealth of resources and support to enhance your employability, including:
- specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service
- career management sessions with our dedicated Business School Careers Adviser
- an Annual Career Development Week, to help you improve your employability skills and meet potential employers
- work experience opportunities while studying with us
- Business School summer internship scheme
We're also one of 140 business schools worldwide to be accredited by the EQUIS scheme for our managerial and entrepreneurial skills development.
You will have an academic member of staff as a personal tutor throughout your degree. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Peer mentors will help you in your first year. They are fellow students who can help you settle in and answer any questions you have.
There's also a Board of Students so you can share your views about the degree.
Teaching and assessment
Modules are taught via lectures and seminars.
Assessment is mainly through unseen examinations at the end of each semester (January and June). A proportion of your marks will also be based on in-course assessment of essays and projects.
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Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module. More information about each module including specific assessment methods, credits and contact hours, can be found in the Course Details section.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to all students at Newcastle University
Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS)
Do you want to become a technical officer in the Royal Navy, British Army, RAF or Defence Engineering and Science Group when you graduate?
This degree is approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).
DTUS is a sponsorship programme for students interested in a scientific, engineering or technical career in the armed forces or the Ministry of Defence.
Find out more on our Armed Forces page.Student profile
Economics is based in the in Newcastle University Business School which only recently opened its new building, so all the lecture theatres and seminar rooms are brand new and very modern.James, Economics and Business Management
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