Economics focuses on the macroeconomic challenges of national, regional, and global economies with the microeconomics behaviour of people and businesses

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Economics

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Start Dates

Degree Overview

We have two four-year Economics courses: a BSc and an MA. The main differences between these are at Levels 1 and 2. We also have a three and a half year Economics – accelerated BSc (Hons) with a January start date available for Rest of UK and EU/International students.

Choose the BSc Economics route if your interests lean more towards management, mathematics, computing and the physical science based subjects.

Economists examine how societies attempt to make the best use of their scarce resources, so that they can advise governments, individuals, and companies on how to improve decisions and outcomes.

Traditionally economists advise on investment, inflation, interest rates, and production. Increasingly however, economics takes a wider focus with many economists examining climate change, inequality, and improving healthcare.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

In the recent graduate outcomes data, it shows around 30% of our economics graduates moving into financial and insurance sectors, 20% in professional roles which include things like accountancy, marketing, and advertising.

We can see graduates of economics carving out successful careers in marketing, sales, and business development, across all sectors and industries. And in other business support departments such as HR, recruitment, personnel, training/development. This is due to the wide and varied education.

Large numbers also choose to work in the public sector, local and national Governments, and third sector organisations. And numbers very much growing towards sustainability-related roles and other roles in environmental areas of business.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.