Being so close to Canary Wharf will give me great networking opportunities and introduce me to people in the industry - Jabminson Bruce-Mingle

BSc (Hons) Economics

In partnership with Plymouth University

Next start date

Oct 2016

Intakes

Three intakes a year February, June, October

Study options

3 yrs, 2 yrs
Weekdays

Location

Greenwich, Greenford

Overview

Want to see your stock soar in the job market? With its unique mix of specialist and transferable skills, our degree in Economics will make you a valuable commodity in a range of industry sectors.

Being so close to Canary Wharf will give me great networking opportunities and introduce me to people in the industry - Jabminson Bruce-Mingle

Why choose this degree?

This degree provides the core knowledge of both microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives. It also adapts to the new trends in economics, giving you the chance to think critically about economic ideas.

  • Taught by practitioners and specialists in the field, many of whom are research active
  • A distinctive focus on data and stats understanding and analysis
  • Use of industry-relevant quantitative tools and software
  • Opportunity to apply economic concepts and methods to practical problem-solving within business and public policy
  • Visits to key economic institutions such as the Bank of England for economic policy discussions
  • Inclusive teaching using

Where will this degree take me?

This degree is designed to provide you with both subject-specific and transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers in various fields. With a degree in Economics you can find yourself in a variety of roles such as: economic advisor, financial analyst, investment analyst, data and statistics analyst – in both the public and private sectors.

What will I learn?

What Will I Learn?

The programme is designed to enhance self-reflection and personal development. The three stages of the programme are designed to facilitate increasingly challenging learning techniques as students’ progress.

  • At stage zero: embarking on the Foundation course will be the stepping stone towards achieving the degree in which your strengths can be realised. The first semester is the same for all students however in the second semester a choice of two further elective modules will be chosen to prepare for the degree you will be commencing.
  • At stage one: students are introduced to the foundations of economic theory and basic quantitative tools.
  • At stage two: students are able to apply their knowledge and skills gained with the projects incorporated within the second semester practice and policy modules.
  • At stage three: students further integrate economic theory into the application of industry and public policy and undertake an extensive independent economic study. 

For a full list of modules, please see below.

 *The new programme structure relates to students enrolling from October 2015 only.

Modules

Foundation year:

  • Semester 1 English for academic purposes, Numeracy 1, Introduction to Computer Skills, Effectiveness in the Business World
  • Semester 2 English for Academic Purposes 2, Numeracy 2 Elective Modules (choose two) Understanding Accounting and Finance, Understanding Human Resources Management, Understanding Law, Understanding Management, Understanding Marketing and Events, Understanding Mathematics in Economic Environment’s, Understanding Oil and Gas, Understanding Technology, Understanding Travel and Tourism      

Three and two-year degrees:

  • Semester 1: Academic Skills, Principles of Economics 1, Principles of Economics 2, and Interpreting Economic Data
  • Semester 2: Professional Skills, Quantitative Methods, and Current Economic Issues
  • Semester 3: Econometrics, Employability Skills, Macroeconomic Theory, and Microeconomic Theory
  • Semester 4: Public Policy Evaluation, and Economic Applications in Professional Practice
  • Semester 5: Economics in the International Environment, Industrial Organisation, and Research Methods with Economic Modelling
  • Semester 6: Emerging Themes and History of Economic, and Research Economics Project

Module descriptions

To read more about each module for this programme click here >

Programme specification

Please see the programme specification for further details on this programme; note that the specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 18 on registration and hold a GCSE Maths, grade C or equivalent, and one of the following (or international equivalents):

  • 2 A Levels (A-E, 80 UCAS points) New UCAS entry tariff explained >
  • GSM London’s Foundation Year programme
  • Equivalent qualifications (subject to Plymouth University approval) including: BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, Advanced Level Diploma, HNC/D, Access to HE, IB

If English is not the applicant’s first language, IELTS minimum score 6.0 or another accepted system, is required.

Mature students (21+) with evidence of full-time work experience, supported by an employer reference, are considered on individual merits. Candidates who do not meet the requirements can apply for our Foundation Year.

On completion of the Foundation Year you will gain direct entry on to this degree programme, read more about our Foundation Year programme.

Accreditation of prior learning considered.

 

Fees

Tuition fees

UK/EU

Full-time:

2 years, £8,000 per year

3 years, £6,000 per year

International

Full-time:

2 years, £12,750 per year

3 years, £8,500 per year

Apply direct to GSM London

Apply direct to GSM London

You can apply directly to GSM London by completing our online application form.

Applications can also be submitted in person at one of our campuses: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.You can do this by booking a meeting with a course advisor.

You'll need to include the following documents with your application form:

  • Originals of your qualifications
  • Your CV/Resume
  • One written reference from an employer or place of study
  • A copy of your passport
  • A document to verify your address see table of acceptable evidence below
  • An £85 registration fee (no registration fee for non UK/EU applications)

Table of address evidence:

Mortgage statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 12 months

Bank or building society statement

UK and Channel Islands or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Bank or building society account opening confirmation letter

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Credit card statement

UK or EEA

Issued in last 3 months

Financial statement, eg pension or endowment

UK

Issued in last 12 months

P45 or P60 statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Council Tax statement

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 12 months

Work permit or visa

UK

Valid up to expiry date

Utility bill

UK - not mobile telephone bill

Issued in last 3 months

Benefit statement, eg Child Benefit, Pension

UK

Issued in last 3 months

Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC

UK and Channel Islands

Issued in last 3 months

Apply through UCAS

Apply through UCAS

You can also apply through UCAS (undergraduates only) by contacting our Course Advisors on 0208 516 7856 and quoting your 10-digit UCAS ID number and details of your chosen course. We may be able to process your application over the phone. Alternatively, you can visit the UCAS website here to register and apply.

UCAS Code Information

Greenwich School of Management (GSM London)

Institution Code Name: GSM London

Institution Code: G74

Programme Codes:

  • Two-year accelerated, L100
  • Two-year extended (includes Year Zero), L101
  • Three-year, L102
  • Three-year extended (includes Year Zero), L103

Once we receive your application form and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.

Registration and enrolment

Registration and Enrolment

Once we receive your application from and supporting documents, we will assess your application and if successful, we will issue you an acceptance letter and a fee statement detailing your enrolment date, programme cost and duration.

You should arrive for enrolment on the date specified in your acceptance letter, at your chosen GSM London campus. Please note that international students will be asked to pay a percentage of tuition fees on or before enrolment.


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