Bachelor's Degree in Economics with Data Science

University of Southampton
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Economics with Data Science

Use advanced data analysis techniques to explore pressing economic problems. This 3-year economics and data science degree combines training in economics with modern skills in data science. You'll graduate with the skills to work in finance, industry and the public sector.

Combine an in-depth understanding of economics with the ability to use a range of data science techniques. You’ll study with experts from the department of economics and learn to apply advanced techniques from data science and econometrics to economic problems.

You'll gain a specialist knowledge of: 

  • Economic theory from different schools of thought
  • Applied economics
  • Use of large datasets
  • Machine learning
  • Data and statistics
  • Computational economics

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Use our Financial Laboratory (FinLab), a realistic trading room environment
  • Put your economic theories to the test in our behavioural economics laboratory
  • Gain vital work experience on Santander's Student Innovation Projects
  • Gain a Bloomberg Markets Concepts qualification

Admission requirements


AAA or AABB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) or AAB or ABBB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and Further Mathematics (minimum grade B)

A-levels additional information

Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. Although an Economics A level is not required, preference will be given to applicants taking at least one analytical A level subject ; that is, either Economics or a science-based subject.

A-levels with Extended Project Qualification

If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A level offer: AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ

A-levels contextual offer

We are committed to ensuring that all applicants with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise an applicant's potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) or ABB including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and Further Mathematics (minimum grade B).

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Economics Skills and Employability 1
  • Economics with Data
  • Economics with Experiments
  • Exploring the Social World
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Economics

Year 2

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Computational Economics
  • ECON Dissertation: Prelim Info
  • Econometrics with Big Data
  • Economics Skills and Employability 2
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics

Year 3

  • Advanced Econometrics with Machine Learning
  • Dissertation: Literature Review
  • Economics Skills and Employability 3
  • Empirical Finance

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300

Career paths

Employability is embedded into modules from the very start of this programme. You'll be supported with modules that offer a variety of information on employability-related topics and resources. The skills that you'll develop are in high demand, with graduates from both disciplines being sought after by employers.

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University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a top 100 global University with a top 15 UK University place. We are a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, as demonstrated by our research intensity. We have a wonderful global community, with...

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Why study at University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a welcoming and close knit student community of roughly 22,000 students. We have an international student population which makes up just under 30% of our student body which is wonderful. With 98% of our graduates going into work or further study 6 months after graduation, we offer the chance to study at a world leading Russell Group University whilst safe in the knowledge you will be well on your way to succeeding your chosen career.

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SO17 1BJ Southampton
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Phone no: +44(0)23 8059 5000

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