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

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 timetable and term dates

First TermMonday 24 September 2018 - Friday 14 December 2018
Second TermMonday 7 January 2019 - Friday 22 March 2019
Third TermTuesday 23 April 2019 - Friday 7 June 2019

College Reading Weeks: Monday 5 November 2018, Monday 11 February 2019.

Induction week takes place in week 5. Download the Induction timetable here.

Student Handbook - This handbook is for students studying BSc Economics (L100 & L101).

It will:

  • outline the degree programme structures for the specialists degrees in Economics;
  • explain the procedures regarding Registration in the Department;
  • provide information regarding module selection;
  • explain the way the Department operates, specifically with regard to the Tutorial Class system, including attendance and coursework requirements;
  • who to contact for assistance within the Department;
  • help to answer some of the more common queries that you may have during the year;
  • provide information on examinations, progression and degree classification;
  • provide information about the Registry and other services within College that are available to students.

Other key information

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