Our BSc Economics degree gives you the chance to explore some of the most prominent issues affecting 21st century current affairs. As well as first-class teaching from experts in their field, you will be given all the support and guidance you need to prepare for your career.


Why study this course?

Economics is an intellectually engaging subject that builds important skills in maths and statistical data, which will make you a highly sought-after graduate with a significant advantage in the jobs market. 

  • You will study at one of the handful of business schools in the UK that holds the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the HLC, and DETC.
  • Your employability options are vast and varied, our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities.
  • You will join a University that is amongst the top three in the United Kingdom for being most frequently targeted by the country’s top employers.


Your Newcastle Economics degree

In your first two years of study you will focus on core theory, applied economics and quantitative techniques. This provides you with the key skills needed to be an economist. In your final year you will have the chance to focus on areas that reflect your interests and take advantage of the specialist research conducted by our staff.

Every year you will need to take modules worth 120 credits, some compulsory and some optional. You will take 60 credits in your first semester starting in the autumn term and 60 in the second semester starting in the spring term.

Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

BSc Economics

Course Level:

Undergraduate, Single Honours





How long it takes:

Undergraduate (3 years)

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$20,220

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

First year

Core modules

  • Applied Economics and Statistics
  • Principles of Economics
  • The Global Economy
  • Contemporary Economic Challenges A and B
  • Professional and Academic Skills Development for Economists A and B
  • Either Introduction to Mathematics for Economics or Mathematics for Economics (dependent on whether you have A Level Maths)


Second year

Core modules

  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

Optional modules


Students will also choose 3 optional modules from the following:

  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Development EconomicsEnvironmental Economics
  • China and the World Economy
  • Contemporary Issues in the UK Economy
  • Mathematical Methods for Economics
  • Mathematical Methods for Statistics and Econometrics


Final year

Core modules

  • Economics Extended Essay
  • At least one of Advanced Macroeconomics and/or Advanced Microeconomics

Optional modules

Depending on the choice above, three or four modules are taken from:

  • Advanced Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Advanced Econometrics: Theory and Applications
  • Labour Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • History of Economic Thought
  • International Trade Theory and Polics
  • Monetary Policy and Dynamic Macroeconomics
  • Decision Theory and Games
  • Public Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Economics of the European Union
  • The Political Economy of Russia
  • Professional Development

Entry requirements


Applicants should normally have one of the following:

  • A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
  • A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
  • An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level

If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.

If you intend to become a Solicitor

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements, see the SRA website. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. If you think you may have a character or suitability issue, you may wish to clarify with the SRA before proceeding with the GDL.

See further details of our English Language requirement

USA,UK & EU students, 2019/20 (per year)


International students starting 2019/20 (per year)




You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

We pride ourselves on our graduates’ high levels of employability in diverse sectors, such as financial management and accountancy, government services, investment and retail banking, and journalism. We will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you a competitive edge when it’s time to start job hunting.

90% of our students are in a managerial/professional job after 6 months 


Careers Network

Our award-winning Careers Network is a dedicated service for you. Our expert professionals can provide you with guidance and support to help you succeed after university. We hold workshops, fairs and 1:1 consultations to help you develop your skills. All the support you need is here for you, it’s up to you to make the most of it.