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BA Honours

  • Course Type:  Full time (3 years)
    Foundation (4 years)
  • Tariff Points: 112
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Course Overview

Do you want to understand the role economics plays in every aspect of the world around us? Do you want to get an insight into global economic phenomena such as Brexit, the banking crisis and the credit crunch?

Economics is the study of how markets, firms and governments facilitate and impact the allocation of resources in society.

Why study with us?

• Gain a solid understanding of economic analysis and how economies work.

• Open doors to a wide range of careers by gaining transferable analytical, numerical and communication skills.

• Learn from the experts. Our lecturers are economics researchers and business practitioners, with senior career experience in business and applied economics.

• Graduate with the experience to enter the global marketplace, thanks to the placements and research projects you'll complete during your degree.


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of our Business students are satisfied with the teaching on their course.

(National Student Survey 2018)


of our graduates are in work or further study, six months after graduation.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)


Our Business courses are ranked 5th out of all UK universities for overall student satisfaction. .

(Guardian University Guide 2019)

No. 1

Our Business courses are ranked 1st in the UK for the percentage of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation.

(Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

Course Information

About this course >

​You'll learn about microeconomics, looking at the relationship between prices, production, competition and regulation. You'll also study macroeconomics in detail, exploring economic phenomena such as inflation, global distribution of wealth, international monetary relations and public policies.

We'll give you a solid foundation in statistics, econometrics and quantitative methods which will allow you to analyse the design and implementation of economic policy. You'll also explore the fundamentals of management and financial accounting, as well as expanding your knowledge of the global economy and the global marketplace.

High-level employability and research skills are at the heart of this course. You'll complete two professional work placements which will give you a unique insight into the careers open to you and help you begin to build networks and contacts. You'll also have the opportunity to study abroad as part of your degree, choosing from our partner universities across Europe, Asia and the USA.

By the time you graduate, you'll be able to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to launch your career in a wide range of business and leadership roles in the public and private sector.

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Further Study

Modules >

Year 1

In your first year, the programme will give you the opportunity to explore the key functional areas of theoretical and applied economics, and gain unique insights into economic history. Your modules will include an introduction to micro and macro-economic theory, alongside the study of management and financial accounting. These modules will be complemented by the study of quantitative methods and statistics, and a module in Ethics, Society and Employability in preparation for your first work placement experience. 

Year 2

In your second year, you will continue building your knowledge of and skills in the application of more advanced micro and macro-economic theory in commerce and industry. You will also learn how to apply economic analysis in areas such as welfare and public policy, developing key skills for your second work placement experience at the end of the year, as well as your future professional practice. In addition, you will consolidate the application of quantitative methods and econometrics, and develop research techniques for use in the third year research project.

Year 3

In the third year you will explore monetary economics, labour economics and international economics in modules designed to expand your knowledge of the global economy and the global marketplace. Furthermore, the third year programme is specifically designed to offer you the opportunity to specialise in those areas you feel reflect your own academic interests and which will best prepare you for your future career. As a result, you will have the chance to select from a range of optional modules, which include subject areas such as business ethics, environmental economics, development economics, and financial markets and institutions. You will also have the opportunity to complete a research project or a work based project which will directly enhance your career prospects, as well as provide a solid foundation for postgraduate professional training.

Learning and 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.  #expand#


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.

Entry Requirements >

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

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2019/20. 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 £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2019-20. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

Additional Costs

​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.

Placement Opportunities

​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

You’ll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. Typical placement opportunities include the London Stock Exchange, major high street banks, brokerage agencies, international trade organisations and local and national government departments

Graduate Opportunities

You'll graduate with the skills to compete for a role in any of the top employer industries for economics graduates, including investment banking, auditing, consultancy, retail and commercial banking. As an economics graduate, you could work as a policy advisor, auditor, banking analyst, broker, business and finance consultant, investment analyst, management consultant, project manager, risk analyst, sales analyst or research associate.

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