This course starts in 2019

Economics (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons)

Economics (with a professional placement year) BSc (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
AAB-ABB
UCAS code:
L104
Start date:
September 2019
  • 98% of Department of Economics students were in work or further study six months after completing their degrees (HESA EPIDestinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)
  • 60th in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019)
  • Top 25 in the UK for Economics (The Complete University Guide 2019)

You study a quantitative approach to economics including advanced statistics and econometrics, while also developing your mathematical economics skills. You will achieve the confidence to communicate economic ideas and concepts to a wide audience.

You will analyse current real-world issues and focus on specialist areas such as climate change economics, labour economics and international trade – gaining the practical skills for a career at world-leading organisations. You study important issues such as global imbalances and the financial crisis, building your understanding of applied statistical techniques and their application to economic questions. You'll also choose from a range of specialist options such as Big Data, environmental economics, monetary theory and the economics of crime, giving you a high level of expertise in these specialist fields. 

Our flexible degree means you can tailor your study to fit your desired career path, whether you want to work in banking and finance, for private companies, the civil service or international organisations, or progress to Masters level. You can also boost your employability with an option to study abroad, or apply for a professional placement year.

BSc or BA?

Course Overview
Economics (with a professional placement year) BSc

You study a quantitative approach to economics including advanced statistics and applied econometrics. You also gain advanced mathematical economics skills.

Economics (with a professional placement year) BA

You focus on the practice of economics and policy-making. There's a lighter emphasis on mathematics and statistics than on the BSc.

“BSc Economics doesn’t only enable you to become a professional economist, but anything you can think of in the fields of business, management, finance, psychology and banking.” Mohammad Naseer HomoudEconomics BSc

Entry requirements

A-level

Typical offer

AAB-ABB

GCSEs

You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.                 

Extended Project Qualification

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.  We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us

Other UK qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer

Pass with 45 level 3 credits at Merit or above of which 24 - 30 credits must be at Distinction.

Subjects

Social sciences.

GCSEs

You will also need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

 

Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes)

Typical offer

D3, M1, M2 

If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects we would expect you to have a grade A in the A-level, and  D3 and M2 in the two Pre-Us.

If you have two A-levels and a Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subject we would normally expect you to have grades AB in 2 A-levels and D3 in the Pre-U.

 

 

GCSEs

You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.                 

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

32-34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.      

Subjects

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

Typical offer

You either need to have:

  • a Grade A in a relevant A-level and DM in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.
  • a grade B in an A-level and DD in a relevant Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.
GCSEs

You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.                 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels

Typical offer

Grades AB in A-levels and Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate. 

GCSEs

You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.                 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Typical offer

DDD

Subjects

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma would normally be in a relevant subject.

GCSEs

You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.                 

Scottish Highers

Typical offer

AAABB-AABBB

If you are taking Scottish Advanced Highers we would normally ask for BBB.

GCSEs

You will need Scottish National 5 in Mathematics at grade B.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Typical offer

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-level grades AAB – ABB

GCSEs

You will need GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade B (grade 6).

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs A*-C (9-4), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

32-34 points overall from the full IB Diploma.      

Subjects

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer

Overall result of at least 77%-80%

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Other international qualifications

Australia

Typical offer

Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and between 92% to 88% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER, or a Queensland OP of 3 to 4 or better.

 

 

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Austria

Typical offer

Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of between 1.8 to 2.0 or better for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Belgium

Typical offer

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bulgaria

Typical offer

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects).

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Typical offer

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75% from 6 grade 12 U, U/C or M courses.

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AAABB-AABBB from 5 grade 12 courses.

We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Typical offer

We usually do not accept Senior High School Graduation for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

However, we may consider you if you have studied one year or more of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution, or if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year.

If you have the Senior High School Graduation, you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Croatia

Typical offer

Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of between 4.5 and 4.2

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Typical offer

Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of between 19 /20 and 18.5 /20 will be considered for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Czech Republic

Typical offer

Maturita with a good overall average.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Denmark

Typical offer

Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or Studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Finland

Typical offer

Pass Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result of at least EEEM

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Typical offer

French Baccalauréat with overall final result of at least 13/20 to 14/20.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Typical offer

German Abitur with an overall result of 1.8 to 2.0 or better.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Typical offer

Apolytirion with an overall average of at least 18.5 will be considered for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Typical offer

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5, 5, 4 to 5, 4, 4 from three subjects including two electives

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics; you will need a score of 3 in Core Mathematics.

 Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hungary

Typical offer

Erettsegi/Matura with a good average.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Typical offer

Standard XII results

  • 80% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)  
  • 80% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
  • 80% HSC Higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

 

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Typical offer

High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ireland

Typical offer

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H1,H1,H2,H2,H3 to H1,H2,H2,H3,H3.

Additional requirements

You must have at least grade O3 in Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Israel

Typical offer

Bagrut, with at least 8/10 in at least six subjects, including one five-unit subject.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Typical offer

Italian Diploma Di Maturità or Diploma Pass Di Esame Di Stato with a final Diploma mark of between 81/100 and 85/100.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Typical offer

Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate is suitable for entry to our Foundation Years. Find out more about Foundation Years.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Latvia

Typical offer

Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lithuania

Typical offer

Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Luxembourg

Typical offer

Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Typical offer

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  AAB-ABB, Matriculation with a least a grade of 3.5 or UEC with an overall average grade B3 (75%).

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Netherlands

Typical offer

Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average of at least 7.


Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Nigeria

Typical offer

You are expected to have one of the following:

  • Higher National Diploma
  • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
  • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
  • Advanced Diploma

You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Typical offer

Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of between 4 to 4.5

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Typical offer

You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies.

You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC). You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential.

Poland

Typical offer

Matura with three extended-level written examinations, normally scored within the 7th stanine.

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Portugal

Typical offer

Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark of between 17/20 and 18/20.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Romania

Typical offer

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of between 8.7 and 9.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Typical offer

A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Slovakia

Typical offer

Maturitna Skuska or Maturita with honours, normally including scores of 1 in at least three subjects or grade 1 in two subjects and grade 2 in subject.

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

 

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Slovenia

Typical offer

Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 25 points overall.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Typical offer

National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Typical offer

Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result of at least 8.0.

Additional requirements

You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade 6 (or grade B).

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Typical offer

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Sweden

Typical offer

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include B grades in the majority of subjects.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Typical offer

Federal Maturity Certificate.

Please note: Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Turkey

Typical offer

We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

USA

Typical offer

We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades  We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores.

Advanced Placement Tests with scores of between 5,5,4 to 5,4,4 in three subjects.

If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26.

 

 

Additional requirements

You must have a good level of Mathematics.

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

If you are applying for degree-level study we can consider your IELTS test from any test centre, but if you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for an English language or pre-sessional English course (not combined with a degree) the test must be taken at a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)-approved IELTS test centre.

Find out more about IELTS

Other English language requirements

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: Grade B or above

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A – C in English

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

Admissions information for applicants

Transfers into Year 2

No

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

Don’t meet our entry requirements?

If you don't meet our entry requirements, we recommend our in-house Foundation Year course to prepare you for Year 1 of your chosen degree:

If you don't have the required language skills for this course you could consider the International Study Centre. The ISC offers a range of foundation courses in combination with English language teaching.

Modules

Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

    Autumn teaching
    Spring teaching

    Customise your course

    At Sussex, you can choose to customise your course to build the sort of degree that will give you the knowledge, skills and experience that could take you in any direction you choose.

    Explore subjects different to your course – electives and pathways allow you to complement your main subject. Find out what opportunities your course offers

    These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

    Core modules

      Autumn teaching
      Spring teaching

      Customise your course

      At Sussex, you can choose to customise your course to build the sort of degree that will give you the knowledge, skills and experience that could take you in any direction you choose.

      Explore subjects different to your course – electives and pathways allow you to complement your main subject. Find out what opportunities your course offers

      You can apply to take a paid professional placement in the third year of your degree. Recent students have gone on placements at:

      • First Equity Partners
      • PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
      • Ernst & Young. 

      All students receive dedicated support throughout their placement – from finding an employer to preparing for an interview.

      For more details, visit Department of Economics: Placements.

      Employers, BMEc staff and students discuss the benefits of placements

      “On my placement I developed real insights into my client’s markets, and studied towards a leading business and finance qualification.” Yousra AbdelmoneimEconomics BSc
      Banking and Capital Markets Assurance Associate, PwC

      Please note: If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t undertake your placement in the USA. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

      These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

      Core modules

        Autumn teaching
        Spring teaching

        Options

          Autumn teaching
          Autumn and spring teaching
          Spring teaching

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          Fees

          UK/EU students:
          £9,250 per year
          Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
          £9,250 per year
          International students:
          £16,750 per year
          Placement:
          Find out about tuition fees for placements

          Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.

          Additional costs

          All costs are best estimates based on current market values. We review estimates every year and they may vary with inflation. Find out tips for budgeting as a student

          Study visit abroad

          This course has an optional study visit abroad for Year 3 students. The approximate contribution towards costs is £200 per student. If the study visit is undersubscribed we may also offer the study visit to Year 1 postgraduate students.

          Economics of European Integration module

          This module has an optional study abroad visit, which takes place in December. The contribution towards costs is £150 per student.

          Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

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          Scholarships

          Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

          Careers

          Graduate destinations

          Recent graduates have found jobs as:

          • research economist, Institute for Employment Studies
          • data preparation and visualisation officer, CDO Partners
          • business analyst, Santander.

          (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

          Your future career

          With an Economics BSc, you’ll develop communication, analytical, software and numeracy skills. These skills mean you could go into graduate jobs in the Civil Service, banks, consultancies, and insurance and accounting firms.

          You are based in the University of Sussex Business School where you benefit from extensive career support and business connections, including mentoring by employers and alumni, networking, guest lectures and the development of your workplace skills. The School is home to the renowned UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), one of the most trusted voices in the analysis of the UK’s trading future after Brexit. Facilities on campus also include the Bloomberg Lab where you can access real-time data from the Bloomberg Professional services platform.

          There is also an active Economics society at Sussex that provides further networking opportunities. The Society invites guest speakers and organises events, bringing together students from Economics courses as well as those from other courses who share an interest in economics.

          Working while you study

          Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

          The specific knowledge I gained of econometrics, history, mathematics and statistics, as well as macro and microeconomics, made my interview preparation for Lloyds Bank really easy.”Yuliya Malakhova
          Economics BSc
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