This degree equips you with an understanding of economic issues in modern society, and of the global and national settings in which economic activities take place.
At a Glance
UCAS Institution Name and Code
3 or 4 Years
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points
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You study economic theory and policy relating to Britain, Europe and the rest of the world, with topics like:
- the global economy
- micro- and macro-economic analysis
- economic evaluation and investment
You gain the analytical tools, knowledge and quantitative techniques to understand modern economics. You will also be able to identify problems, predict outcomes and evaluate policies.
This degree has real-world relevance and we ensure you develop the quantitative skills valued by employers, enhancing your employability.
This degree is also available with a placement year or with a study abroad year.
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 (optional)Work placement (optional)
Gain valuable industry experience with a 12-month work placement in a UK or overseas business.
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.
Find out more about how we enhance your employability on the Business School website.
Study abroad (optional)Study abroad (optional)
You can study abroad between Stages 2 and 3 through the Erasmus exchange scheme. This extends your degree to four years.
You'll spend the year studying at one of our partner universities in Europe. We currently have partners in:
Alternatively, you can apply to spend Stage 2 studying economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
This is a fully integrated study abroad experience, taught in English, which counts directly towards your final degree mark. Places are available on a competitive basis.
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.
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I chose Newcastle because the University is highly ranked in the UK, has a good graduate employability rate, and a very good student satisfaction rating. The city is grand and the nightlife is fantastic.Cynthia, Economics BSc Honours
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