100% of students were positive about the quality of learning resources and facilities on this course – National Student Survey (NSS) 2023
This degree weaves academic learning into the business context. Upon graduation, you'll have the necessary skills and experience to develop a career in government departments, banks, risk and insurance sectors, investment and broking firms, retail and manufacturing firms, and charities.
Some of the benefits of joining us on this course include:
If you are interested in starting your own business, working in business or becoming a financial or economic analyst, this is the course for you. You'll learn the theories and methods that help businesses analyse their performance and take measures to help them thrive.
You'll develop your understanding of how economies and businesses work and the wider potential impacts on financial growth.
You will learn about economics, and gain transferable skills such as communication and computational skills.
You'll learn to study, question and interpret data and develop confident communication skills to present and discuss your findings. You'll also be able to design data collection tools as well as analyse and interpret the data with the aim of improving economic decision-making, including business decisions and operations.
We have 145 years of experience delivering professional, creative and technical education that prepares students – like you – for success in global careers.
We will help you develop the main skills in economics, including data analysis, group presentation and discussion, writing and report preparation.
Our Economics Department has strong expertise in behavioural and experimental economics as well as econometrics. We will help you to apply economic theory and knowledge to business practice. We have links with financial, governmental and voluntary organisations, and you'll be supported on work placements and internships and also to study overseas at linked universities.
You will learn about the following during your studies:
You'll also develop a robust ability to use Excel, Stata and other statistical software, interpret financial data and write business reports.
Top 10 London university
Top 10 university for economics in both teaching – Guardian 2023 – and research (Repec) in London
Top graduate destinations
We are proud to see our graduates securing a range of finance-related roles at prestigious organisations, including GSA Capital, Handelsbanken, JP Morgan and KMPG
Learn the latest software
Used industry-standard financial and data-analytic software commonly used in the workplace in our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Lab
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This is a three or four year degree, depending on an optional industry placement year. It can also be studied part-time over six years. The work placement year takes place between the second and third years of the degree. Your full-time study years are structured like this:
The first year covers a range of modules aimed at providing you with a comprehensive understanding of fundamental economic principles, their applications, statistical analysis, and quantitative techniques.
The second year builds upon the foundational knowledge gained in the first year and delves deeper into the field of economics with specialised modules in micro- and macroeconomics. It also covers more advanced statistical (econometrics) and quantitative skills.
In the third year, you'll delve into more specialised and advanced areas of the field, especially in macroeconomics and econometrics. In combination with our range of optional modules, the third-year modules will provide you with advanced knowledge and analytical skills in specific areas of economics, enabling you to specialise in your areas of interest.
This module will allow you to examine micro and macro-economic theories in the business environment.
In this module, you'll apply selected micro and macro-economic theories to the running of business in the real world.
This module will develop your understanding of the fundaments of statistical analysis of data.
In this module, you'll explore computational skills to help manage business finance.
This module will encourage you to develop a more advanced understanding of microeconomics.
In this module, you'll develop an advanced understanding of macroeconomics.
Thi module will enhance your understanding by using econometric methods to analyse economic data.
This module will allow you to develop a more advanced understanding of quantitative methods for economics.
This module will further develop your advanced understanding of macroeconomics.
In this module, you'll develop an advanced understanding of and ability to use econometrics.
This module will further developing your advanced understanding of microeconomics.
In this module,you'll learn theories relating to international trade and economic growth and how they are being applied in an increasingly interdependent world.
Through this module, you'll develop knowledge of firm strategic behaviour in markets such as market concentration, monopoly power, price discrimination and firm strategic interaction in markets.
Through this module, you'll develop knowledge in microeconomic theories that can be used to explain and predict problems in economic development faced by developing countries and labour economics.
This module will allow you to smartly apply traditional micro and macro-economic theories to explain modern lucrative business operations in the entertainment and sports industries.
In this module, you'll gain an understanding of how businesses would be affected by government’s changing monetary policies.
The internship module gives you the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience for a minimum of 30 days. This will facilitate you to gain an insight into the world of work and appropriate conduct at work, and the process of becoming and staying employable through assertiveness, continuing development and reflection on both your development and the link between theory and practice. You will also develop an understanding of the organisation, sector and the environment in which it operates.
Our library is open 24 hours a day during the term and includes:
We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health, and disability support.
We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia team.
Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.
Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above. Visit the Middlesex Unitemps page.
You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.
We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.
You'll develop your knowledge of the subject and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers.
Typical job roles are analyst, director, manager, teacher or administrator. Or you could study further and with a master's degree.
Our graduates usually go on to work for private businesses or public bodies like the National Health Service (NHS).
Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.
Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has been recognised with the following awards:
The top 20 UK universities for business leaders and entrepreneurs – Business Money, 2023
A top 10 university for producing CEOs – Novuana, 2023.
You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.
The fees below are for the 2024/25 academic year:
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
Full-time students: £16,600
Part-time students: £138 per taught credit
The following study tools are included in your fees:
To help make uni affordable, we do everything we can to support you including our:
1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.