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BSc (Hons) - subject to validation
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BSc (Hons) Economics is an exciting new programme that will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge required to thrive as an applied economist in a variety of topical contexts. The programme will focus on applying theoretical economics models to a variety of relevant topical issues such as financial markets and crises, sustainability and the environment, entrepreneurship and innovation.
While you transition through the degree, you will be exposed to a range of experiences that will shape you into a graduate who is connected, engaged with society and resilient enough to adapt seamlessly in an age of disruption. You will benefit from deep and active learning that will equip you to be confident and creative in seeking innovative solutions to some of the biggest issues that face our society, such as: poverty, inequality, financial instability, sustainable development, climate change, technological innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
In your first year, you will take a common set of modules that will provide an insight into the various pathways and employability opportunities that a degree in economics makes available to you. You will apply theoretical economics to the spheres of finance, sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation.
In year 2, you continue your study of economics, exploring topics such as the economics of enterprise and innovation, international trade, and ways to enhance your employability. Based on your interests, aptitude and career aspirations, you can choose specialist modules that form a focus for the rest of your degree or you have the flexibility to study a varied mix of options spanning finance, sustainability and innovation.
In Year 3 we encourage you to go on a work placement.
Your final year will prepare you to be a well-rounded graduate, capable of demonstrating a critical understanding of the applications of economic principles and policies from an international perspective.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
This course will prepare you for a career in accounting or economics, but will also prepare you to join a general graduate training scheme, set up your own business or study at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability by taking part in our successful project which will provide you with an invaluable experience: Accounting for Community: Engaging Students (ACES), where, after free training, you can gain real-world experience by performing voluntary accounting roles at local charities and community groups.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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