The BA in Economics is created to develop in students the skill set to analyse economic issues and tackle challenges that have both national and international importance. The programme provides students with a clear, holistic understanding of economic principles, concepts and ideas within the wider framework of the social and political environment.
The programme enables students to understand and apply the process of data and evidence collection, including the organization, analysis and presentation of material. It also provides students with a clear understanding of economic systems so that they are abstract concepts to real problems, some of which include issues of economic policy.
This degree stands out because of the range of course that it offers. Students will take courses such as Behavioural Economics, Public Economics, and Foundations of Economic Ideas. Courses such as these provide students with a more critical and more pluralist approach to economics than many mainstream Economics programmes do. Another key aspect is the interdisciplinary nature of the degree. Due to the liberal arts identity of Richmond University, students in this degree are exposed to courses from other social sciences or other academic areas. This improves the students’ ability to think critically and reflect on the material taught and studied.
Top 5 Reasons to study BA Economics:
- Benefit from the opportunity to co-publish in the research newsletter Briefing Notes in Economics
- Gain valuable research training and finding through the senior project that you will be able to show future employers
- Add desirable work experience to your CV through an international internship
- Complement the study of economics with valuable minors from other academic disciplines
- Be a competing candidate while accessing to leading graduate schools, including those in the UK and the USA
BHP Billiton, Citigroup, Ernst and Young, KPMG, United Nations, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Accenture, PWC
Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, SOAS, University of London, University of Toronto, The MIT Sloan School of Management
Career Paths for Economics Graduates
Finance, Consulting, Public Policy, Public Administration, Wealth Management, Business Development, Business Administration
We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
A Level: 96 UCAS points
US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English
5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
72 with 17 Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 Writing, 20 Speaking
Pearson Test of English
51 with 51 in each component
First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015
162 overall (no less than 162 in each component)
Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015
Cambridge First: Grade B overall (No less than B in any component)
Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component) less than C in any component)
Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 certificate
You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond online Application. In order to submit your application you will need the following information
- Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
- The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
- A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
- An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate
When to apply
We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended
Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.