Business Economics (Soc Sci)

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Year 1: In first year you will study: Introduction to the market mechanism; International trade; Economic development; Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic policy in an open economy.

You will also study two other subjects in year 1 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.

Year 2: In second year you will study: Intermediate macroeconomics; Intermediate microeconomics; Introduction to mathematical economics; Economic data analysis.

You will also study one or two other subjects in year 2 according to your interests: see Degrees in Arts, Science and Social Sciences.

Years 3 and 4: If you successfully complete the courses in first and second year, you may progress to Honours (years three and four). At Honours level, Business Economics can be taken as a Single Honours or Joint Honours degree.

In your third year you will take two courses on the economics of business. These put economic tools to work analysing activities inside a business. In fourth year you will study two courses in finance. These explore how stock markets and other financial markets work and how the strategic decisions of corporations interact with financial markets.

You can also choose from a wide range of courses, studying topics such as: Environmental economics; regional economics and the Scottish economy; International finance; The economics of housing; Economics of development and policy in less developed countries; Economics of team sport; international trade.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 6 Highers at AAAAAA or Advanced Highers at BB plus AAAA (by end S6 with min AAABB after S5) including English and Maths at A.

Widening access entry: 5 Highers at AABBB/BBBBB (by end of S6 with min ABB after S5) including English and Maths. Completion of a pre-entry programme.

Start Date





MA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College of Social Sciences


Adam Smith Business School

SCQF Level