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Economics

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

Access to Social Sciences/Humanities (or similar subject) Diploma, including significant study of a humanities/social science subject. Must include Mathematics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Including 7,6,6 at Higher Level. The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Must include Mathematics at Higher Level. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme

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

H1,H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Must include Mathematics.

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

99-152

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Economics

Our Economics BSc is taught by the Department of Political Economy and the Economics Group of King's Business School. It combines the detailed study of how individuals make decisions to address their needs and improve their lives with a practical examination of how institutional contexts and economic ideas impact the design of contemporary policy making. The course will develop your analytical and critical skills through modules in economic theory, statistics, maths and econometrics and apply these to evaluate public policies, study human behaviour and explain social phenomena.

Key benefits
- Delivered by two schools, giving you different economic perspectives and applications.

- The Department of Political Economy is the only department of its kind in the UK.

- Offers a case-based approach to Economic Principles in year 1, developed by the CORE project to apply real world scenarios in the teaching of economics.

- Visiting Professor practitioners such as David Ramsden, the chief economist at the Treasury, and David Halpern, head of Number 10’s Nudge unit.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Political Economy

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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.

73%
low
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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

84%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

26%
UK students
74%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

Economics

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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