BSc Economics

UCAS Code: L102

Entry Requirements

Course Aims

  • Provides a specialist in-depth understanding of the application of mathematics and statistics to core areas of economics.
  • Is designed for students who wish to build on the foundation of a Mathematics A-Level, or equivalent.
  • Combines training in economics with modules in econometrics, statistical modeling and forecasting.
  • Gives valuable skills in numeracy, IT, communications and problem solving, as well as key skills for further study at graduate level.
  • Offers an excellent preparation for careers in economic research, statistical forecasting and econometrics, as well as those in traditional areas of economics such as management, finance and accountancy. It also provides an ideal foundation for postgraduate study.

Course Modules

For students entering 13/14*

First Year

Semester 1Semester 2         
Microeconomics 1 Macroeconomics 1             
Calculus and Optimisation Linear Algebra
Probability and Probability Distributions Statistical Inference

Second Year

Semester 1Semester 2
Intermediate Microeconomics 1   Intermediate Microeconomics 2
Intermediate Macroeconomics 1 Intermediate Macroeconomics 2
Econometrics 1 Econometrics 2
Game Theory Economic History

Final Year

Semester 1 - Core ModulesSemester 2 - Core Modules 
Advanced Microeconomics                      Advanced Macroeconomics 
Econometrics 3 Applied Econometrics Project 
Business Management and Strategy

Government Intervention in the Economy 
Semester 1 - Optional Modules 
One optional module chosen from: 

Semester 2 - Optional Modules 
One optional module chosen from: 
International Finance Accounting
Financial Derivatives  Investment Management 
Managerial Economics  Mathematical Finance
The Global Economy Economics of Education
Management Science

*Please note that the above modules may be subject to change.

Download the Economics Undergraduate Module Specifications (pdf).

Please note that Module Specifications are subject to change. Please see the bottom of each report for the date it was last updated.


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Gursharn Sandhu

The degree has been good from a personal development perspective as it allows me to be commercially aware of what is occurring in our global economy.

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University of Leicester Scholarships for UK/EU students

Scholarships and Financial Assistance for international students

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