UCL Department of Economics



Economics students study contemporary topics such as globalisation, the regulation of public utilities and policy choices in developing countries. Are you ready to join the debate? 

Prospective students

At undergraduate level, the Department of Economics offers the BSc Economics (L100), the BSc Economics with a Year Abroad (L101) and the BSc Economics with a Placement Year (L102) degree programmes. Prospective students should refer to the Admissions Process FAQs and the UCL Undergraduate Prospectus for information on how to apply.

Detailed information for prospective students

Opportunities for School and College Students


Affiliate Students

The undergraduate affiliate programme in Economics offers visiting undergraduate students the opportunity to study abroad in a vigorous, research-led environment.

More information can be found on the Affiliate pages.

Continue to Affiliate pages

Information for new students

Induction Schedule for Year One

This information is for new students on degree programme BSc Economics (L100), BSc Economics with Placement Year (102), BSc Economics with Year Abroad (L101). If you are a joint degree, induction activities are organised by your parent department.

New students are required to attend induction week because key information about the start of term and your programme is provided.
We will communicate with students from late August until induction week so please remember to check your email messages (we will use the email address listed in your application to UCL).

Other key information

Term dates 2018-19

First term           Monday 24 September 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018
Second term      Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 22 March 2019
Third term          Tuesday 23 April 2019 to Friday 7 June 2019

College Reading Weeks: Monday 5 November 2018 and Monday 11 February 2019

We look forward to meeting you in September!



    UCL New Students website 

    This website, run by UCL Student Support and Wellbeing, is designed to help you to understand what you will be expected to do during your first few weeks at UCL.



    Economics students programme structure

    Degree programme structure

    The Economics degree provides a thorough grounding in economic theory, along with technical tools, mainly mathematics and statistics, to assist in mastering the theory.

    Students then choose from a wide range of applications of economic theory to particular fields, such as development, finance or labour. They may also choose to pursue quantitative or theoretical studies to a high level. This document provides a detailed description of the structure of the L100 Economics degree.

    View degree structure

    Economic student resources

    Student Resources

    The Department of Economics Undergraduate Administration Moodle site is where you will find all sorts of useful information to help you progress through your time in the Department. The Moodle page covers topics including;

    • Information for continuing students
    • Registration
    • Exams
    • Personal tutor appointments 
    • References
    • Student FAQs

    Go to Moodle site

    Here you will find a list of all the modules that the Department of Economics provides. For details regarding the degree programme structure of the BSc (Econ) Economics degree programme, please see the Economics Undergraduate Handbook pages 6-8

    Module list