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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

 Core modules

  • Managing Your Own Learning
  • Digital Technology and Numeracy Skills
  • Personal and Career Development
  • Managing Organisational Resources
  • Themes in Business Management
  • Intercultural Communication

Students who pass the foundation year can continue with the BA Business Management course or transfer to any of the BA or BSc awards within the programme cluster or to related clusters (Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Financial Management, Business Economics, International Business).


BSc (Hons) with a Year Abroad

You can spend your third year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia, before coming back to Hull for your final year.

BSc (Hons) with an Industrial Placement

You can opt to spend your third year in a workplace with a company like IBM, Boots, BP, Microsoft UK, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Walt Disney Company.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  25%  0%  75%
Y1  21%  0%  79%
Y2  19%  0%  81%
Placement  0%  100%  0%
Study Abroad  0%  100%  0%
Final  16%  0%  84%
FY  5%  15%  80%
Y1  55%  15%  30%
Y2  71%  12%  17%
Placement  0%  0%  100%
Study Abroad  0%  0%  100%
Final  70%  5%  25%

About the course

The BSc Economics programme provides a thorough grounding in economics. While focusing on economic principles and analysis, including the use of quantitative methods, it allows you to tailor your course to your own interests. You'll study under research-active experts in our state-of-the-art business school, which has international accreditation from AACSB (held by fewer than 5% of business programmes worldwide). Our staff are themselves helping to advance their subjects, bringing a particular edge to learning and teaching.

You can also boost your employability through an extra year of professional experience, often with a top global business. Or you could spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. The programme provides an attractive combination of skills that employers value: numeracy, advanced data analysis, graphical illustration, problem-solving and persuasive writing. Past Hull Economics graduates have achieved considerable success; among our alumni are Jeremy Darroch (Chief Executive of Sky), Muhtar Kent (Chairman and Chief Executive of Coca-Coca) and Robert Elstone (CEO of Everton Football Club).


BA (Hons)

4 years


BSc (Hons)

4 years


BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This programme's focus is particularly suitable to academic scholarship. So a natural progression for our graduates will be towards further study – both at Masters level before seeking employment, and into doctoral programmes.

Graduates will be well placed to enter the Government Economic Service, the UK's principal employer of economists. They will also be qualified for positions in economic consultancies or trade and representative bodies such as the CBI, as well as in industry and commerce.

However, most graduates are likely to gain employment in positions where their acquired knowledge is valuable, rather than essential. So all sectors of the economy are potentially available (including self employment).

Examples of firms which have taken on our graduates recently are Hull Trains, RWE, Npower, IBM, Young’s Seafood, BAE Systems, Deutsche Börse Group and Airbus. Others have joined local authorities or have gone on to train as teachers.

Our dedicated Centre for Professional Success will connect you with businesses and keep you up to date with relevant work placements, company projects and job opportunities and skills to help give you the edge in the employment market.