Economics is the study of how individuals, firms and governments make choices, and how these choices determine the way in which resources are distributed across society. It helps us understand and improve decision-making for ourselves, organisations and societies, and it throws light on issues as diverse as the environment, unemployment, inflation, poverty, globalisation and trade.
This degree will give you the skills to investigate, analyse and answer such questions. Your learning will be underpinned by the knowledge of highly respected economists who design and teach our courses with a global outlook and real-world focus, stemming directly from their research into global economic issues.
This fascinating undergraduate degree begins at an introductory level so you do not need to have previous knowledge of economics in order to study the programme.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AABB (two sittings) plus English and Maths at National 5.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC (two sittings) plus English and Maths at National 5.
For entry to year 2 you would require 2 Advanced Highers at BB plus 4 Highers at AAAB including Maths at B or AAABC including Maths at C.
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