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3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

About this program

Economics BSc

A BSc Economics degree allows students to analyse in-depth how economies function (macroeconomics) and how individuals make decisions (microeconomics). The models used by economists combine qualitative and quantitative techniques, and you will have the opportunity to gain analytical, computing, presentation, and writing skills. These transferable skills are highly sought after across industry, and also provide an excellent platform for future entrepreneurs.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB + GCSE Mathematics grade A

 Access Course

Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70%. GCSE Mathematics grade A or equivalent in Access Course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • 33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level. If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 4 in English and Standard Level grade 6 in Mathematics would be accepted.

BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma

QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade.

RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 660 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 420 GLH at Merit grade.


A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree

English Language Requirements

An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification.

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Program content

Year 1

  • The Economy (full year module)
  • Communicating Economics
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Statistical Methods
  • Financial Institutions and Markets

Year 2

  • Economic Growth
  • Game Theory
  • Microeconomics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics

Year 3

  • Applied Econometrics

Students will be able to choose five additional modules from a range which may include:

  • Labour Economics
  • Economic History
  • Public Economics
  • Economics Dissertation
  • Economics of Networks and Institutions
  • International Economics
  • Environmental Economics


  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £9,250
  • EU Other - £17,400
  • International - £17,400

Continuing studies

The degree also provides you with further opportunities to work and study abroad through schemes such as Study USA, British Council, Erasmus, International Workplace Tours, Study China, City Scholarships and much more.

Career paths

Those pursuing a career in Economics should enjoy working with numbers and dealing with ambiguous and incomplete information as they attempt to understand and provide solutions to problems. They should also be effective communicators and work well with people. Economists must be prepared to take on challenges and be able to adapt to a constantly changing and dynamic business environment. Many of the skills that students will acquire during their studies at Queen’s will be of great value in a range of different career and life situations. Core transferable skills include the ability to learn independently, problem solve,understand and interpret very sophisticated economic and financial information, and work productively as part of a team.

Typical career destinations of graduates include:

  • Economic Consulting
  • Accountancy
  • Managers and Administrators in areas such as market research, advertising, sales and personnel
  • Education, health or government departments

About this institute

Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked 200 in the...

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Contact info

Queen's University Belfast

University Road
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom


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