BSc Economics (Dubai)

Start date
September 2020
Duration
3 years
Campus
Dubai
Course Type
Undergraduate, Single Honours
Fees

The tuition fee for 2020 is AED 88,266 per year of study which can be paid for in instalments.

Discover more about our Scholarship Awards

Why I love economics - Professor Kimberley Scharf

Our BSc Economics degree gives you the chance to explore some of the most prominent issues affecting 21st century current affairs. As well as first-class teaching from experts in their field, you will be given all the support and guidance you need to prepare for your career.

Why study this course?

Economics is an intellectually engaging subject that builds important skills in maths and statistical data, which will make you a highly sought-after graduate with a significant advantage in the jobs market. 

  • We are one of a handful of business schools in the UK that holds the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
  • Our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities for our students.
  • The University of Birmingham is amongst the top three in the United Kingdom for being most frequently targeted by the country’s top employers.

The BSc Economics programme

In your first two years of study you will focus on core theory, applied economics and quantitative techniques. This provides you with the key skills needed to be an economist. In your final year you will have the chance to focus on areas that reflect your interests and take advantage of the specialist research conducted by our staff.   

Economics is the course most suited for pursuing a career in Finance and every module has helped prepare me in one way or another. Whether it be microeconomic theory in relation to how firms and industries operate to Excel and computer skills I developed across the three years.

Jordan O'Donoghue, Economics Student

Modules

All modules listed for this course are compulsory and worth 20 credits.

First year

  • Principles of Economics
  • Applied Economics and Statistics
  • The Global Economy
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
  • The UK Economy
  • Contemporary Economic Challenges

Second Year

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • China and the World Economy
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Third Year

  • Economics Extended Essay
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Financial Markets and Institutions

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2020. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees

We charge an annual tuition fee which is set at AED 88,266 per year of study for 2020 entry.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available for 2020 entry. Find out more.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

Typical offer:
AAB

UK

3 A Levels. Typical offer AAB. GCSE Mathematics at grade 7/A required. 
General Studies not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

6,6,5 at Higher Level to include 6 in Mathematics with a minimum of 32 points overall. 

GULF

Please view the Middle East section on the international country page for further information on entry requirements. 

India

  • AAB = 80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards. Mathematics must be taken with a A grade equivalency achieved.

Please view our India page for further information on entry requirements.

Pakistan

  • The University will consider students who have taken A Level examinations and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB). Requirements for each of these qualifications is listed above.

Please view our Pakistan page for further information on entry requirements. 

American System

Either a total of 3 distinct subject tests from APs and/or SAT subject tests or one year at a Community College or USA University.

Other entry requirements can be found on our international students pages.

How you'll learn

You’ll be taught by an international faculty who research across all major areas of economics, using a combination of lectures and tutorials. We have staff working on Environmental Economics, Economic Theory, Development and International Economics, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Banking and Financial Economics. 

 

Contact hours

Modules will be taught in blocks over 30 hours per week. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study based on degree programme content and requirements of specific modules.

How you'll be assessed

Your modules will be assessed using a combination of coursework, exams and tests, the mix of which will be dependent upon the modules you choose.

A BSc economics degree means you are provided with the skills required for a very wide range of careers. These skills are useful in the financial sector, general commerce, public sector, journalism and education to name but a few. Many employers will value the training that an Economics degree provides. The University of Birmingham is known to produce high quality graduates, therefore students are in high demand when they have completed their study on our BSc economics course.

Sami Mouneimne"UoB business school continues to improve in global rankings through better teaching, improved career prospects and more connections to industry. Economics at UoB has been, and will continue to be, a sought after degree by employers for years to come."

Sami Mouneimne, BSc Economics, Morgan Stanley

Read the full profile

Your Birmingham Degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.