University of Hull
Economics (with Placement Year) BSc (Hons)
University of Hull

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Gain a thorough grounding in economics supported by an attractive combination of cutting-edge skills in handling economic data and analytics relevant to industry, society and government.

This programme is designed to be hands-on with real-world relevance – concentrating on critical global and regional economic challenges such as climate change, financial crises, healthcare and social development, growth and productivity – to ensure that you develop the professional skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career.

In your final year, you will also have the chance to spend three months on an internship. This is in addition to the extra option of studying abroad or spending a year on placement in industry, with past placements taking place at global organisations such as HP, Volkswagen and GE Healthcare.

Extend your studies by spending a year on a work placement - applying the knowledge learned on your degree to the real world.

Official Team GB partners

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

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Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 6 graduates of Economics (with Placement Year) BSc (Hons) at University of Hull for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Economics.

Overall student satisfaction
100 /100
6 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Economics (with Placement Year) BSc (Hons) at University of Hull

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Economics (with Placement Year) BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21500 £27000 £33500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £27500 £20000 - £34500 £24000 - £43500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Economics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28601 £31974 £42762
25-75 percentile range £24065 - £34160 £24892 - £42048 £30343 - £57314

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Economics (with Placement Year), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Economics (with Placement Year) BSc (Hons) at University of Hull

20% Administrative occupations
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Finance Professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
0% Teaching Professionals

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at Grade C/4 or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths. Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test 60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Tuition Fees Economics (with Placement Year) BSc (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £14800 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Hull in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Hull in related subject specific rankings.


    • #86 
    • #284 
    Economics & Business
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #9 
    • #13 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #26 
    • #36 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

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About University of Hull

Established in 1928, The University of Hull is located in the suburbs of Kingston upon Hull (usually referred to just as Hull), in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber. On-campus facilities include bars, coffee shops, a library, a state-of-the-art gym, a mini supermarket and a nightclub, providing everything a student might need. University of Hull prides itself on its research activity in the fields of maritime history, environmental technology, and social justice.

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Where is this programme taught

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