Show educations.com as: Mobile

Economics BSc Hons

University of St Andrews
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
St Andrews
English
05 September 2022

About this program

Economics BSc Hons

The BSc (Hons) in Economics provides a structured, cumulative and rigorous foundation in economic concepts, principles, analysis, techniques and knowledge. During your studies, you will develop your analytical and decision-making abilities through training in quantitative and model-based methods of analysis.

Students studying economics at St Andrews have the opportunity to focus on macroeconomics, choice theory, behaviour economics, game theory, international economics and development, competition and innovation, and climate change.

Economics is studied up to Honours level in both the Faculty of Science (BSc) and the Faculty of Arts (MA). Students who have a background in the Sciences or who wish to study economics alongside Science subjects at St Andrews should apply for the BSc. For those interested in studying economics alongside Arts subjects, the MA (Hons) in Economics may be of interest instead.

Admission requirements

These grades are the overall standards required to consider you for entry. Find out more about Standard, Minimum and Gateway entry requirements using academic entry explained and see which entry requirements you need to look at using the entry requirements indicator.

  • SQA Highers
  • GCE A-Levels
  • IB points

International applicants

If English is not your first language you will need an overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), or an equivalent English language qualification.

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


Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

First Year

Students will take all of the following compulsory first-year modules:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economists

Second Year

Students will take all of the following compulsory second-year modules:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Economists

Honours

If you decide to take economics in your third and fourth years, you can choose from a wide variety of advanced options. Single-honours students are required to take at least one module in Econometrics.

Here is a sample of Honours modules which have been offered in previous years:

  • Decision and Game Theory
  • Economic Fluctuations
  • Economics of Development
  • Economics of the Environment
  • European Macroeconomics
  • Incentives and Contracts
  • Inequality and Redistribution
  • Innovation Economics
  • International Trade
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics.

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

When not attending lectures, tutorials and laboratories, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve:

  • working on individual and group projects
  • undertaking research in the library
  • preparing coursework assignments and presentations
  • preparing for examinations.

Tuition

For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.

Career paths

Graduates with a degree in economics have some highly sought-after skills and pursue careers in a wide variety of fields. A degree in economics will greatly enhance your analytic and decision-making abilities. You will significantly improve your quantitative abilities and greatly enhance other transferable skills highly valued by employers.

Popular career destinations among recent graduates include:

  • economic consulting
  • management consulting
  • accountancy
  • business intelligence analysis
  • broadcasting and journalism
  • risk management
  • research analysis
  • financial services analysis.

Message the school

Want to know more about this program, Economics BSc Hons? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

Currently living in *
Nationality *

About this institute

University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. As a 600 year-old institution, we are known across the globe for our world leading quality and depth of research. For six centuries some of the world’s brightest and most promising...


Read more about this school

Why study at University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is situated in a truly beautiful location. Part of a seaside town it is a picturesque and inspirational location to pursue your studies, where you will have the thinking space needed to be your very best. As a smaller university our size is one of our greatest strengths with class sizes allowing for a close and individual learning experience and giving great access and support from your teachers.

Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.

Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.

Contact info

University of St Andrews

Admissions
St Katharine's West
KY16 9AX St Andrews
Scotland

 Show phone number
https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Message the school

Want to know more about Economics BSc Hons? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.

Reviews

Be the first to write a review!