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Goldsmiths, University of London

Economics with Marketing

UCAS Code: L1N5

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

You should have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE Economics, Maths or Statistics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules. You should have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE Economics, Maths or Statistics or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

With three Higher Level subjects at 655. You should have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE Economics, Maths or Statistics or equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2

You should have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE Economics, Maths or Statistics or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

You should have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE Economics, Maths or Statistics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

You should have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE Economics, Maths or Statistics or equivalent.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,C

You should have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE Economics, Maths or Statistics or equivalent.

UCAS Tariff

120-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Economics

Marketing

Economists study how markets function. Marketing is about how to operate in markets. The Goldsmiths BA Economics with Marketing will help you develop crucial skills in both disciplines.

**Why study BA Economics with Marketing at Goldsmiths?**
- This unique course combines a rigorous training in economic theory and applications with cutting-edge insights and techniques from marketing practice.

- Our economics teaching is pluralist and interdisciplinary, so you'll be able to understand which tools are useful when tackling different problems in the real world. Our marketing teaching uses perspectives from psychology, sociology and management to keep you at the frontier of marketing practice.

- This degree will give you great flexibility in today’s competitive labour market: you can work in traditional economics jobs and in a range of management and marketing jobs that are looking for this unique set of skills. For example, you will be uniquely positioned for marketing jobs with a quantitative angle.

- To prepare for your future career, you'll have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of competitive placements. Placements take place at the end of your second year; they count as a 15-credit option towards your degree. Placements enhance your CV, bring theory and practical experience together, and help you develop industry contacts.

- Through the Erasmus programme, you can spend half of your third year at a university in Europe. You'll attend modules, experience a different culture and academic environment, and you'll have the option of learning or improving a foreign language.

- You'll be part of the Institute of Management Studies, which is highly interdisciplinary and has academics researching not only in economics and marketing, but also in management, business psychology, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship.

- A recent project is Economics: Past, Present and Future, a website produced by Economics at Goldsmiths and used across universities in the UK. On this website, students can find a series of interviews of celebrated economists such as Sheila Dow, Geoff Harcourt, Charles Goodhart, Tony Lawson, Julie Nelson and Ha-Joon Chang.

Modules

Year 1 (credit level 4) you'll study the following modules:
Introductory Economics
Economic Reasoning
Perspectives from the Social Sciences
Mathematics for Economics and Business
Introduction to Marketing
Marketing Management

Year 2 (credit level 5) you study the following modules:
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Quantitative Economics
Applied Quantitative Economics
History of Economic Ideas
Economic History
Consumer Behaviour
Product Innovation and Management

Year 3 (credit level 6) you take the following compulsory modules:
International Economics
Public Economics
Consumer Culture
Behavioural Economics

You also choose 60 credits of optional modules. 30 credits economics and 30 credits from management and marketing.

*Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

The Uni


Course location:

Goldsmiths, University of London

Department:

Institute of Management Studies (IMS)

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Marketing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
25%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Social sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Welfare professionals
12%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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