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Our Economics programme is designed to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for you to have a successful career. High-level employability and research skills are the cornerstone of this course, as well as the ability to analyse economic information through theoretical and practical research-based modules and gain analytical and numerical skills.


Course Benefits

  • A degree with a focus on current world events and recent economic phenomenon.
  • The course equips you with the theoretical toolkit necessary to analyse, understand and predict the behaviour of global markets, governments and business.
  • Integrated work placements and international projects are built into the programme.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

​The course covers a wide range of micro and macroeconomic topics, whilst allowing you to build your own areas of research interest and develop the skills required to debate political and economic ideas and solutions from across the world.
You will not only study theoretical foundations of economics, but will explore the breadth of real-life case studies and industry experiences. Our lecturers have significant business experience and have worked for major international companies.
With a combination of professional development and placement experience and an organisation-based research project, you will be equipped to progress to employment or further study at the end of the course.
On this course we encourage entrepreneurship and creativity and will provide support from business mentors at our Enterprise Centre, where you will receive help to start your own company.

Read our full course terms and conditions.


Year 1

In your first year you will study a range of modules designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to function as an Economist. Alongside teaching and learning in Micro and Macro Economics you will begin to address some of the current issues and concerns in individual markets, with a key focus on the role of Economics in Business. Further modules in the first year will cover an introduction to Economics and Public Policy and the opportunity to work on a team research project centred on either the Housing Market, Environment or a commodity/product market of your choice. You will also cover work on ethics and society to compliment the more theoretical aspects of study, with a focus on practical application of Economic principles.

Year 2 and Year 3

Years 2 and 3 offer the chance for you to choose modules which reflect your interests and plans for your future career. You will be able to choose from the following modules to compliment work on Research Methods and your final Research Project.

• Environmental Economics

• ​Financial markets and Institutions

• Statistics and Econometrics

• Economics of International Development

• Monetary Economics

• The European Political Economy

• Advanced Application: Micro Economics

• Advanced Application: Macro Economics

• The Economics of Labour

• Entrepreneurial Economics.

The programme is tailored as much as possible to your individual needs, interests and aspirations.​

Learning and Teaching

Year 1 - 20% of scheduled learning and teaching; 254 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 720 hours of independent teaching; 280 hours on placement

Year 2 - 16% of scheduled learning and teaching; 219 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 796 hours of independent teaching; 320 hours on placement

Year 3 - 17% of scheduled learning and teaching; 203 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 997 hours of independent teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility. To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here



Breakdown of course assessment:

Year 1 - 61.7% coursework; 25% written exams; 13.3% practical exams

Year 2 - 78.3% coursework; 6.7% written exams; 15% practical exams

Year 3 - 83.3% coursework; 4.2% written exams; 12.5% practical exams

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.​​​

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

 If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at Level 5 or 6. For more information, read our student guide to the Recognition of Prior Certified Learning

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time.

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email​​​

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2018-19. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future yearsFind out more here.

Living costs will also need to be taken in to consideration. Find out more about accommodation and costs here.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study. Get more information about bursaries and scholarships here.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

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Professional Work Placements

You will complete a five week business placement at the end of the first and second years. These placements can be arranged in the UK or abroad and in the particular sector and industry which you would like to explore.

Indicative placements could include the following: London Stock Exchange, Major High Street Banks, Brokerage agencies, International Trade organisations and local and national Government departments.

More about placements

Economics graduates are highly sought after for their ability to analyse problems and present solutions. Common career destinations include; investment banking, accountancy, brokerage and financial trading.


Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel.

Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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