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Economics BSc (Hons)

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Overview

Reasons to study Economics BSc at De Montfort University:

The BSc in Economics will build strong transferable skills in relevant quantitative methods and statistical techniques. This economics programme will allow students to develop the subject specific skills of quantification, evaluation and design to an advanced level. The study of economics will be supported by modules that provide students with understanding to deal with and organise data in a comprehensive way.

  • Develop proficiency in the core disciplines of macroeconomics and microeconomics
    supported by a strong competency in analytical skills in use and manipulation of numerical data
  • Develop transferable skills valued by employers
    Including well evidenced empirical analysis and the ability to communicate economic ideas in reports and public audits
  • Bloomberg Trading Room’ with access to industry standard software
    analyse real-time share price and company performance to gain a practical insight into markets and trading
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
    trips have included New York, Berlin, Greece, Beijing and Copenhagen
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies
    including IBM, Vauxhall, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate jobs
    such as Business Analyst at Deutsche Bank, Audit Associate at KPMG, Financial Analyst at PwC and Revenue Management Analyst at TNT 
  • Rated in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK by UCAS, find out more #ichoseDMU

Scholarships:
At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor’s Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

 

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: 

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: UK/EU: £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: 

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: £12,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A-level or equivalent.

The A levels need to include one of the following; A level mathematics/statistics/physics.

Additional entry requirements:                                                     

Five GCSEs at grades A - C (or equivalent), including English Language and Mathematics at minimum of grade B (or equivalent)

International Baccalaureate: 26+ points

GNVQ distinction profile
Certain overseas qualifications (see Programme leader for details)

The De Montfort International Foundation course

QAA Access to Higher Education course not normally accepted as applicants will need to have studied a quantitative subject at A or AS Level equivalent in Maths, Physics or Statistics

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Teaching hours

 

 

Year 1

 

 

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

  • Exam: 43%
  • Coursework: 57%                                                                                                                  

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

 

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Facilities include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work and quiet study zones for individual work. The faculty has a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with Bloomberg software.

The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments. 

Library

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals.

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Campus Centre

The current home of De Montfort Students' Union (DSU), Campus Centre, has been completely refurbished to create a state-of-the-art environment for DSU improving the student experience.

The new-look Campus Centre is the hub for student life. On the ground floor, visitors can eat or drink at a café selling Starbucks coffee, at Subway or at Milly Lane’s, the campus’ newest eatery run by DSU, selling freshly handmade hot and cold food, coffee and smoothies.

Also on the ground floor is a Spar and Subway. There is also the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and SUpplies, DSU’s shop, selling art supplies stationary and clothing, and offering printing and binding services.

A newly-created staircase in the centre of the building leads up to the first floor, where the DSU officer team has new offices. 

Opportunities and careers

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Our dedicated #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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Placements

An optional paid placement year offers invaluable professional experience.

We can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement. 

We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.

Our students have taken placements with companies including, the NHS, Volkswagen, Pfizer, IBM, Cooper Parry and the Government Economic Service(GES).

For further details visit our placements page or contact @DMUBALPlacements

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Graduate careers

An Economics degree is ideal preparation for a career in business, finance and the civil service.

Since the global financial crisis of 2007/08, Economics has been at the centre stage of policy analysis, and the need for sound economic skills and competencies will be high for the foreseeable future.

Recent graduates have progressed on to roles such as Financial Analyst at PwC, Graduate Consultant at IBM and Revenue Management Analyst at TNT.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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Accomodation

We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with nine halls of residence – and around 2,300 rooms – all of which are within easy walking distance of the campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access.

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Leicester guide

Studying here gives easy access to the vibrant hub of entertainment, shopping and culture that is Leicester. There are clubs, bars and pubs, as well as festivals, live music, theatres and cinemas. Leicester City Football Club play in the Premier League while Leicester Tigers are one of Europe’s biggest rugby clubs. 

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Student support

We have a dedicated team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. From finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support during your studies – our support team can help directly or point you in the right direction of someone who can.

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De Montfort Students' Union (DSU)

Run by students for students, DSU now offers more than 120 societies as well as 40 sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in the union’s annual elections.

 
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