Economics BSc (Hons)

School of Business

Economics focuses on the macroeconomic challenges of national, regional, and global economies with the microeconomics behaviour of people and businesses

Start date
September 2024
4 years
Dundee City Campus
January start option

You may be eligible to start BSc Economics in January

We have two four-year Economics courses: a BSc and an MA. The main differences between these are at Levels 1 and 2. We also have a three and a half year Economics - accelerated BSc (Hons) with a January start date available for Rest of UK and EU/International students.

Choose the BSc Economics route if your interests lean more towards management, mathematics, computing and the physical science based subjects.

Economists examine how societies attempt to make the best use of their scarce resources, so that they can advise governments, individuals, and companies on how to improve decisions and outcomes.

Traditionally economists advise on investment, inflation, interest rates, and production. Increasingly however, economics takes a wider focus with many economists examining climate change, inequality, and improving healthcare.

Course structure and options

We also offer a BSc Mathematics and Economics and we also offer Economics as part of the Scottish MA qualification structure.  


MA Economics

Both are an undergraduate qualifications and 4-years in duration. The compulsory modules studied are the same across the BSc and MA. However, the optional modules on the MA route would come more from the social sciences, including, history, politics, languages, psychology, geography. The optional modules on the BSc are more form the sciences and the School of Business itself. There is significant flexibility with the MA to study it alongside other subjects like those mentioned above.

View our full range of undergraduate economics courses.

Calum Sharp
“After graduating, I completed an internship at Allianz, followed by a Masters in Finance at Warwick Business School, then a Finance Graduate scheme at Allianz. I’m now an FP&A financial analyst (still at Allianz) where I look after a lot of the board reporting and planning.”

Calum Sharp – BSc Economics

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