Economics, BSc Hons

  • Do you have an analytical mind? Like solving business problems? Want to be a finance and investment analyst?
  • According to the Economist, we are one of three universities leading the way in keeping economics degrees relevant
  • Study a degree ranked first in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2017).



This innovative economics degree has been designed to take a broader approach to economics and to enable students to confidently apply economic theory to the world.

According to the Economist, we are one of only three UK universities taking a broader approach to economics. We are leading the way in which the subject is taught, and are considered a leading model by many universities.

This degree aims to meet the demand from international organisations for graduates with a sophisticated understanding of economic theory.

Our specialised courses will enable you to develop a wide range of practical skills in investigation, information management and presentation. You will gain a solid grounding in economic theory and training in quantitative subjects.

You will also have the opportunity to study in depth a number of problems and issues which have a crucial impact on society, such as unemployment and inflation, poverty and inequality, and international trade and globalisation.


You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year, providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates. Previous university students have secured placements at IPAG (Business School, Paris), Computacenter (IT Infrastructure) and Glow Digital Media Limited.

Experience abroad

You can also participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

We will encourage you to join societies such as Trading and Investment and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities.

The Economics and Business Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers. 


Our economics programmes were ranked:

  • First in London for student satisfaction in both the Guardian University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2017.
  • Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.


The aims of this degree are:

  • To provide expertise and training in the principles of economics and their applications and a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of actual economies
  • To provide knowledge of the mathematical and econometric methods needed for economic analysis and to train students in accessing and analysing economic data
  • To provide students with an understanding of the role of domestic and international institutions in shaping economic and business decisions.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels. 

GCSE mathematics with a minimum of grade B and English language with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information


Students are assessed through

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Take-home tests
  • Portfolio assignments
  • Oral presentation
  • Project work.

Professional recognition

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).


Our degree will prepare you to apply to many entry-level jobs in banking, finance, insurance, stock markets, sales and marketing, as well as in corporations such as consulting firms or government departments.

Employment opportunities for economists, graduates management consultants, investment advisers, finance and investment analysts, financial administrators, investment bankers, merchant bankers, tax consultants, bank managers, and employment agency consultants.

Work placement

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Find out more about our careers and employability support.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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How to apply

Greenwich Campus

The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.

DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)

Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)

Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)

TFL buses frequently run close by.

Public 'Pay and display' car parks nearby.

Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.

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