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Subject area:

Economics

Faculty overview:

Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

Department website:

Economics

Key Facts

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Entry requirements

A Levels

Grades A*AA
Subjects Mathematics grade A* required, plus grade A if Economics being offered.
AS Levels For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points 39
Subjects A score of 19 points in three higher level subjects including grade 7 in Mathematics and grade 6 in Economics if taken, with no score lower than 5.

Other qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

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International applicants

International qualifications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Select country above, equivalent grades appear here.


Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

For more information see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

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Degree benefits

Your learning

Assessment

Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Year One

Compulsory courses

Applied Economics
Economics
Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
Introduction to Mathematics for Economics II
Statistical Methods in Economics

Optional courses

You will select a total of 1.0 credit from a wide range of options.

Year Two

Core courses

Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
Microeconomics
Quantitative Economics and Econometrics

Optional courses

You will select 1.0 credit from a wide range of options. Options may include:

Economics of Development
Economics of Education
Economics of Finance
Economics of Labour
Economics of Regulation
Economics of Science
Economics of Tax Policy
Environmental Economics

Final Year

Compulsory courses

A total of at least 2.0 credits from the list of third-year economics courses.

Optional courses

You will select 2.0 credits from a wide range of options, of which 1.0 credit must be taken from the list of second and third-year economics courses. Third-year economics courses may include:

Behavioural Economics Econometrics for Macroeconomics and Finance
Economics of Financial Markets
Economics of Growth
Economics of Information
Economics of Money and Banking
Economic Policy Analysis
Ethics in Applied Economics
Experimental Economics
Game Theory
Industrial Economics
International Trade
Issues in Economic Development
Microeconometrics Urban Economics

Further details on department website: Economics BSc (Econ)

Opportunities

Many useful skills can be gained through the study of economics, for example: finding solutions to real-world problems, mathematical skills and an enhanced understanding of contemporary political and economic events.

About one-third of our graduates move directly into graduate study, including MScs in Economics, MBA programmes and conversion courses in Computing and Law. Students have also proceeded to doctoral programmes including those in major US economics departments such as Columbia, Yale and Chicago.

Graduates entering employment predominantly move into management, banking and finance and the Civil Service.

Destinations

First destinations of recent graduates (2010-2012) of this programme include:

  • Tax Advisor, Deloitte (2012)
  • Civil Servant, HM Treasury (2012)
  • Full-time student, MSc in Financial Economics at Oxford University (2012)
  • Analyst, Bank of England (2011)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst, Morgan Stanley (2011)

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Your application

Academic entry requirements reflect the strong competition for places. In addition to academic qualifications we seek candidates who can demonstrate that they have researched what an economics degree involves, and how it is different from a business or management degree. Evidence that you keep yourself abreast of current economic issues and the economic press will be looked on favourably.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Selection

UK-based applicants who have been selected for an offer are required to attend an applicant open day before an offer is made. Each admissions cycle has open days with about 100 applicants attending on each occasion.

At our open days you will attend talks by the Admissions Tutor and, typically, a representative of the Economist's Society. You will then have the opportunity to meet informally with academic staff and students before taking a tour of UCL.

We consider each application on its merits; evidence of recent academic achievement and potential will be required if you are offering non-standard qualifications.

Video: applying to UCL through UCAS

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Fees and funding

UK & EU fee

Overseas fee

General funding notes

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