BA Degree in Economics – Richmond University
  • Tuition Fee

    £9,250.00 (UK/EU)

    £14,500.00 (INT)

    $38,000.00 (US)

  • Duration

    4 Years (Full-time) (including one year at QCF Level 3)

    January and September start dates

  • Accreditation

    Richmond University QAA

    Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)

  • Location

    Richmond Hill Campus

Programme Overview

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.

The Curriculum
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
  • After you graduate

    Career Paths
    BHP Billiton, Citigroup, Ernst and Young, KPMG, United Nations, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Accenture, PWC

    Further Education
    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

  • Career Support

    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.

Modules breakdown

Core Modules

CORE SUBJECTS

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Foundations of Economic Ideas

Introduction to Economics of Development

Economic Problems of Developing Countries

Behavioural Economics

Functions and Applications

Introduction to Microeconomics

Public Economics

International Economics

Transitions I

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Intermediate Microeconomics

Econometrics II – Applied Econometrics

Transitions II

Modern Economic History

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Senior Project

Scientific Reasoning

Computer Applications in Management

Econometrics I - Principles

Money and Banking

Creative Expression

Calculus with Applications

  

Research and Writing I

Probability & Statistics I

Economic Policy Analysis

 

3 QCF Level 3 Electives

Research and Writing II

Research Methods

 
 

2 FHEQ Level 4 Electives

Probability & Statistics II

 
  

FHEQ Level 5 Elective

 

Electives

ELECTIVE MODULES

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

  

Plus one of the following:

Plus 4 of the following OR Internship and two of the following

  

Managerial Economics

World Internship in Economics (6 CREDITS)

  

Game Theory and Decision Making

Internship in Economics (6 CREDITS)

  

Political Economy: Capitalism and its Critics

Financial Institutions and Markets

  

The European Union in New International System

International Financial History*

  

Behavioural Economics

International Finance

  

International Economics

Country Risk Analysis

  

Econometrics II – Applied Econometrics

International Political Economy

  

Senior Project

Global Energy Politics

  

Money and Banking

 

Entry Requirements

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

English Language Requirements (Non Native English Speakers)

Qualification

Undergraduate

Validity Period

IELTS (Academic)

5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing

2 Years

TOEFL IBT

72 with 17 Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 Writing, 20 Speaking

2 Years

Pearson Test of English

51 with 51 in each component

2 Years

First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015

162 overall (no less than 162 in each component)

No Expiry

Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015

Cambridge First: Grade B overall (No less than B in any component)

No Expiry

 

Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component) less than C in any component)

No Expiry

 

Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 certificate

No Expiry

How to apply

You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line 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

Application process

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.

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UCAS Course Code

L100
  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is currently validated in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • SFE loans currently awaiting designation.

Full Time 3-4 Years

Including one year at QCF Level 3
(subject to credit transfer)

Contact our admissions team for more details:
admissions@richmond.ac.uk

Please note: Non US students are eligible

Useful Links

Undergraduate Prospectus

What our students say

The quality of teaching at Richmond was exceptional. I acquired practical tools that equipped me to further my studies via a post-graduate degree. As a Master’s student at the London School of Economics it has prepared me to engage with my work and has equipped me with the skills to cope with the fast paced environment of the LSE.

The teaching style at Richmond was very interactive. Lecturers were very engaging, approachable and helpful and small classroom sizes made it easy to engage with peers and professors. The course elements gave me the ability to create and start various initiatives due to the unique make-up of the University.

My Richmond experience allowed me to explore my interests and I was able to determine where my passion and strengths lie, which completely changed my perspective and career path.

Sanjay RajaBA Economics

I arrived in Richmond in September 1998 and attained a BA (Hons) in Economics in 2001. I then went on to obtain an MSc in Economics and Financial Economics at the University of Nottingham in 2002 and returned home to Slovenia to work in risk management at Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB). I found my studies at Richmond to be an excellent foundation with strong resources and approachable classes. My advice to any potential student of economics is to make use of these advantages. Ask questions, get involved, and make sure you understand. Faculty staff will find the time to explain and to help you on an individual level.”

Marko BrakovicBA Economics

I got a lot of support from the school to come and study here which is something I consider very important coming from a developing country (Dominican Republic).

Perhaps the strongest quality the university has is that the teachers are very approachable and accessible. I have a good working relationship with my professors which has enhanced the learning experience and the way I feel about my classes and education in general.

I would recommend students with an international background to come to Richmond, and they will have a lot of support from the administration and teachers. The key thing here is to tap into these resources to enrich your university experience in a truly unique way.

Carlos Francisco Restituyo VassalloBA Economics

Where to find us

Richmond Hill Campus

Queen’s Road
Richmond-upon-Thames
TW10 6JP
England

+44 (0) 208 332 8200 (Main Switchboard)