What Will You Study

Our Business Economics degree will provide you with a strong foundation in economic theories and principles with a particular focus on examining their relevance to business and management. The built-in work placement will also give you very valuable first-hand experience in the work place. This course has greater flexibility to combine Economics with one or more subjects chosen from the Management School (eg Accounting, Finance, or Marketing) or the Law School.

In your first year, you’ll study Principles of Economics and choose two first-year subjects from the courses offered by the Law School and the Management School.

You’ll spend your second year following modules including Managerial Economics, Business and International Macroeconomics, Applied Economics and Economic Policy. You will complete a paid industry placement during your third year and return to Lancaster for your fourth year.

In your fourth year you have the opportunity to specialise further on specific Economic fields such as Industrial Organisation and International Business, alongside further optional topics in Management, Finance or Law and write a dissertation based on your industry placement.