This degree combines study of the key concepts, tools and techniques of economics with a thorough understanding of business.
You develop an understanding of economic issues in modern society, and of the global and national settings in which economic activities take place.
You learn about key management practices and develop practical business skills through topics such as:
An optional work placement year provides the chance to gain real-world business experience with a globally recognised company and enhance your employability.
You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in our new business school building, and specialist career and business start-up support.
Economics at Newcastle ranks in the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014.
Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.
Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.
You take 40 credits from the following optional modules:
You may choose to spend the year between Stages 2 and 3 gaining business experience on an industrial or commercial work placement.
Newcastle University Business School has a dedicated Placements Officer who works closely with the University Careers Service to help you make the most of your skills and find the best placement opportunities.
Students who spent the year between Stages 2 and 3 on a work placement take the following module:
Students who did not complete a placement take the following module:
You take 20 credits from the following list:
You take 40 credits from one of the following list:
Other optional modules may also be available, including modules in a modern language.
IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 90
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All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered.
AAA-AAB excluding General Studies. GCSE Mathematics grade A and English grade B required if not taken at A or AS level.
AAAAA-AAABB at Higher Grade. Mathematics and English required at grade 2 Standard Grade (or Intermediate 2 equivalent) if not offered at Higher Grade. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.
35-37 points. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate
A1A1A1AB-A1A1A1B1B at Higher Level, normally to include Mathematics.
A level 3 unit in Mathematics or Quantitative Methods is essential. At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and in addition, at least 15 level 3 credits at a minimum of Merit.
BTEC Level 5 HND
In a relevant subject to include at least 90 credits at Merit grade and 90 credits at Distinction grade.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
Overall DDD. Business-related subjects preferred. GCSE Mathematics grade A and English grade B required.
D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M2 in Principal Subjects. GCSE Mathematics at grade A and English at minimum grade B required if not taken at a higher level.
English Language Requirements
For this degree you will need a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Visit our International Students webpages to find out more about our English language admission requirements and English language support courses offered by INTO Newcastle University.
International Foundation Programmes
If you are an international student and you do not meet the academic and English language requirements specified above, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Newcastle University, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree course. INTO Newcastle University is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including the International Foundation in Business and Management.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Newcastle University.