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 job 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 and Applied Business Economics. . You’ll spend your third year on placement before returning to Lancaster for your fourth year.
In your final year, you’ll 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 work experience.
- Accounting and Economics : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Finance (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Auditing and Finance : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Computer Science : BSc Hons
- Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Advertising and Marketing : BA Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy : BSc Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy (Industrial Placement) : BSc Hons
- Business Analytics and Consultancy (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Criminology : BA Hons
- Criminology and Sociology : BA Hons
- Economics : BSc Hons
- Economics : MEcon Hons
- Economics (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Economics and Geography : BA Hons
- Economics and International Relations : BA Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Economics and Politics : BA Hons
- Entrepreneurship (with Management) : BA Hons
- European Legal Studies : LLB Hons
- Finance : BSc Hons
- Finance and Economics : BSc Hons
- Finance and Management Studies : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : MSci Hons
- Law : LLB Hons
- Law (International) : LLB Hons
- Law and Criminology : LLB Hons
- Law and Politics : LLB Hons
- Management and Entrepreneurship : BA Hons
- Management and Information Technology (4 years including placement) : BSc Hons
- Management and Organisation : BA Hons
- Management and Organisation (Human Resource Management) : BA Hons
- Management and Organisation (Study Abroad) : BA Hons
- Management Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Marketing : BSc Hons
- Marketing (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Marketing and Design : BSc Hons
- Marketing Management : BSc Hons
- Marketing Management (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Marketing with Psychology : BSc Hons
- Organisation Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Organisation Studies and Sociology : BA Hons
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Preparation for Placement
- Managerial Economics
- Business and International Macroeconomics
- Applied Business Economics
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Research@Work: Placement Dissertation Preparation
- Business Placement
- Research@Work: Placement Dissertation Preparation
- Industrial Organisation
- International Business
- Business Placement Dissertation
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
A level: AAB
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
International Bacc: 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 HL subjects
Mature students: Applications welcome; interview if favourably considered. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
Our degrees are designed to prepare you for a career in industry, business, finance, consultancy or government. Recent Economics graduates have joined banks and financial consultancies such as HSBC and Deloitte, while others have been employed on graduate schemes with major companies, including BAE and the Swire Group.
Many of our Economics students have gained places on postgraduate courses at top institutions and then pursued specialised careers as economists – for example, at the Bank of England, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and in academia.
Our Business Economics graduates have found employment in the corporate and service sectors, including banking, finance, accountancy and advertising. Recent Business Economics graduates have continued on to professional training as financial advisers, traders and underwriters.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.