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Business and Economics

BA Joint Honours

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Business and Economics

BA Joint Honours



    Year of entry: Sept 2019  Sept 2018 
  • Course Type: Full time (3 years)
  • Tariff Points: 112
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Course Overview

​This Joint Honours programme has been especially designed to provide a successful and engaging route into Business and Economics for those with an interest in developing highly marketable expertise and qualifications in this most relevant and important field of study.

An understanding of Business and Economics lies at the heart of our everyday world – from what we do for a living and how much we earn, to where and how we live and even what we eat and do in our spare time.

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Why study with us

  • The opportunity to study and work abroad.
  • A course taught by academics who are themselves business practitioners, many with senior career experience in business and applied economics.
  • Graduates will be well placed to enter the thriving global marketplace for business talent as the UK begins to re-focus on developing markets beyond the EU.
  • A programme which blends business skills and expertise with a solid and practical understanding of how economies work to grow, thrive and survive.
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of our Business students are satisfied with the teaching on their course.

(National Student Survey 2018)

No. 2

Leeds Trinity University is 2nd in Yorkshire for overall student satisfaction, behind only the University of Leeds.

(Mainstream Universities in National Student Survey 2018)


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 >

Our Business and Economics programme will provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for you to begin to operate competently and effectively within the international business and management environment.

Prior knowledge of business or economics is not essential, but you should have a genuine interest in current affairs and be keen to learn how to apply economic analysis and business expertise to a range of real world issues and debates.

In addition to the taught aspects of the programme, you will have the opportunity to engage in ground breaking research into business operations or economic developments at home and abroad. 

Two professional work placements will give you an insight into the range of careers open to you and help you begin to build networks and contacts as you complete your degree. You will have the opportunity to study abroad as part of your programme, working with a host of partner universities across Europe, the Far East and the US.

Read our full course terms and conditions.

Further Study


Modules >

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.​​

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • BMM4422 - Marketing Fundamentals
  • BMM4432 - Operations Management
  • BMM4442 - Management and Financial Accounting
  • BMM4982 - Ethics, Society and Employability
  • ECO4002 - Principles and Applications of Microeconomics
  • ECO4012 - Principles and Applications of Macroeconomics

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM5402 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • BMM5412 - Financial Management
  • BMM5552 - People Management
  • BMM5582 - Business Research
  • ECO5002 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO5012 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6402 - Project Management
  • BMM6422 - Business and Management Strategy
  • BMM6442 - Research Project
  • BMM6452 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • BMM6462 - Business Ethics
  • BMM6492 - Corporate Sustainability
  • BMM6502 - International Marketing
  • BMM6552 - Financial Reporting
  • ECO6002 - International Economics
  • ECO6032 - Environmental Economics
  • ECO6042 - Economics of Development
  • ECO6052 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Learning and Teaching >

Year 1 - 20% of scheduled learning and teaching; 254 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 800 hours of independent teaching; 200 hours on placement

Year 2 - 16% of scheduled learning and teaching; 209 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 886 hours of independent teaching; 240 hours on placement

Year 3 - 16% of scheduled learning and teaching; 191 hours of scheduled learning and teaching; 1,009 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 - 63.3% coursework; 30% written exams; 6.7% practical exams

Year 2 - 66.7% coursework; 25% written exams; 8.3% practical exams

Year 3 - 85% coursework; 9.4% written exams; 5.6% 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.

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 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

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

​All students 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.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates might enter one of the following professions: Trading and commercial management in the UK and overseas; financial services, including banking, brokerage, insurance and financial management; emerging market development careers in export development, market analytics and trade promotion, or careers in economic forecasting, analysis and financial journalism.

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