BSc Economics with Accountancy

“I always felt the course was kept relevant and in keeping with global economic headlines. I also found the lecturers were very approachable and easy to talk to.”

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Simon Beeson, BSc Economics Alumnus, HSBC

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The BSc (Hons) Economics with Accountancy is relevant and attractive for those seeking a solid training in economic analysis and who wish to pursue an accounting career in business or management.

Whether you are interested in business, politics or simply how the world ticks, economics is a wonderful discipline for understanding how individuals make choices, how those choices create markets, and how markets interact to create national and global economies.


The BSc Economics with Accountancy is an excellent choice of degree for those wishing to pursue an accounting career in business or management. You will receive thorough training in economic analysis, allowing you to develop the essential skills and knowledge that employers value within this sector.

The course is taught by academics from both the School of Economics and Norwich Business School meaning that you will benefit from their combined expertise. This collaborative teaching approach is just one of the reasons our students rate us so highly - having been ranked first for academic support and second for overall satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey. We also have a 100 per cent employability success rate (DLHE 2014/15).

This course follows the same economics core as our BSc Economics, offering a similar choice of optional modules from the School of Economics. In addition, the course gives you the opportunity to take specialist modules, including ‘Financial Accounting’, ‘Information Systems for Management’, and ‘Management Accounting’, all of which are delivered by Norwich Business School.

Course Structure

This three year course provides a wide range of integrated contemporary modules, which focus both on accountancy and economics. You will be offered a varied choice of modules throughout your degree, allowing you to tailor your own learning, alongside continuing to study compulsory modules to develop your knowledge of core principles.

Year 1
You will study a number of compulsory modules in economics and business, allowing you to begin to develop crucial skills and knowledge. These introductory modules will cover economics, mathematics, statistics as well as financial and management accounting.

Year 2
In your second year you will continue to develop your understanding of the macro and microeconomy through the module ‘Intermediate Economics’. ‘Applied Economic Analysis’ is a second year module which will develop your statistical skills further, while simultaneously helping you to apply learned theory to case studies. Modules such as this are specifically designed to enhance the employability of our graduates.

You will also select optional modules from a diverse range offered by Norwich Business School, including Financial Accounting and Information Systems for Management.

Year 3
During your third year you will study modules covering advanced economic modelling and theory in both macro and microeconomics. You will also be able to choose from a broad spectrum of modules in both economic and business disciplines including ‘Development and Economic Growth’ and ‘Government, Welfare and Policy’. Optional modules from Norwich Business School are also available.


Assessment is carried out through examinations and a variety of forms of coursework, including essays, oral presentations, research exercises and group work.

  • Essays are used for testing general levels of understanding and ability to apply concepts
  • Course tests are used for checking on mastery of technical material
  • Econometric projects are used for testing ability to apply, interpret and assess statistical techniques
  • Critical review of an academic article is employed in order to test both understanding and the ability to critically assess
  • Examinations allow for open-ended treatment of material.

What Next?

You will be well placed to choose from a wide range of career opportunities, including business, consulting, banking, politics, insurance, working in the Civil Service, business economics, personnel, accountancy, actuarial work, marketing, investment and financial risk analysis, and international organisations.

Many of our graduates go on to build careers in leading organisations, both nationally and internationally, such as:

  • HSBC
  • Bank of America
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Government Economic Services
  • KPMG
  • JP Morgan
  • Grant Thornton
  • UN – United Nations
  • Santander
  • Citi Bank
  • Barclays
  • Lloyds
  • Bank of England
  • Aviva
  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • BDO

Economics graduates are also amongst the best paid: the HESA survey shows that economics sits just behind medical and engineering degrees at the top of the graduate salaries table. 

Course Modules

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Mathematics for Economists*
  • Introductory Statistics for Economists
  • Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Business

*This module is specifically for students without A level Mathematics (or equivalent). Students with A level Mathematics will take Mathematics for Economists, which covers the same topics as Introductory Mathematics but at a more advanced level.


Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit the website.


Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.


We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

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