“I would highly recommend Middlesex as it offers not only a fantastic degree, but the support structure to create a fantastic learning environment.” Gagandeep Dhillon, Business Economics graduate
Economics is fundamental to how we live our daily lives from banking and financial services to public policy, education and healthcare. Our Economics students graduate as self-motivated, ambitious learners, able to confidently navigate their future career path.
Our dynamic degree introduces the core concepts, practices and techniques of economics and considers how they have evolved over time. Economics study is primarily concerned with the production and consumption of goods, and how wealth is created, lost and transferred globally. Through stimulating theory and debate you will explore the key factors that influence economic forces, such as wealth and income creation and the nature of our most precious resources; how they are allocated, distributed and used. This degree can lead to a wide range of careers across the finance, economics and policy sectors.
You will develop your understanding of the role and significance of economics across society as a whole and gain a thorough grounding in micro and macro economic theory and principles, alongside economic policy, which will provide a firm foundation in the study of economic systems.
You will learn to assign the application of economic theory to international trade and business; the impact of economics to decision-making; quantitative and computing methods applicable for economics and finance; and business across a number of chosen economic areas.
You will attend lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory sessions, as well as making use of online learning resources and reading textbooks and articles in your own time. You will take part in class discussions, give presentations, complete written assignments and examine case studies.
You will be assessed through exams, tests, reports and other written coursework and presentations, as well as your performance in seminars and workshops. You will receive informal feedback from your tutor in seminars and after class tests.
We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas qualification, to find out more about the requirements from your country, see further information under support in your country. For details of other equivalent requirements that Middlesex accepts see entry requirements.
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive Academic English course (Pre-Sessional) that ranges from 5-17 weeks depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements. For more information on applying for the pre-sessional please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex course in year two or three. For full details of how this works see transfer students.
An Economics degree builds both subject specific and transferable skills, making it an ideal study choice for launching a career across both the public and private sectors: from banking and finance, to economics consultancy.
Students from our School of Law have progressed to work for leading companies, including: John Lewis, Nokia, O2, World Trade Group, Cyprus Government, IBM, Halifax, Natwest, Canadian High Commission, Arwens and Fratelli.
You could become an economist, accountant, analyst, or statistician and work across government departments and think tanks, banks (both high street and city), insurance and accountancy firms, private consultancies, and charitable and not-for-profit organisations.
Our Employability Service can help you to develop your employability skills and gain valuable work experience. We provide workshops, events and one-to-one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters, interviews and networking. We also support you in securing part-time work, placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and offer an enterprise support service for those looking to start their own business. Find out more here.
BSc Business Economics
“I am proud that I chose Middlesex University for my degree, as it cemented my understanding of Economics while developing my skill sets in preparation for the business world. I would highly recommend Middlesex University as it offers not only a fantastic degree, but also the diversity and support structure to make your University experience priceless!”
Dr Marian Rizov
Reader in Economics
Dr Marian Rizov is a Professor of Economics at Middlesex University Business School. Originally from Bulgaria, he has held research and teaching positions in several universities across the world including Catholic University of Leuven, Trinity College Dublin, Wageningen University, Nanjing Agricultural University, Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra, University of Architecture and Civil Engineering Sofia. This experience of living and working in different countries brings an international perspective to his work.
His recent research is on the link between exporting decisions and productivity of UK firms, productivity and location of Chinese firms, and CAP subsidies and performance of the EU farm sector. The results have been published in international journals (Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Papers in Regional Science and Journal of Agricultural Economics respectively) and spurred interest amongst academics and policy makers.
As this is a final year entry only degree, applications are by direct entry and cannot be made through UCAS.
Please complete and send our direct application form to the Admissions Office, remembering to include copies of your transcripts and certificates.
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Telephone: +44 (0)20 8411 5555