Economics provides us with different ways of thinking about the world and how it functions. It helps us to understand how individuals, businesses and governments do behave; and gives us insights into how they should behave. At one extreme, economics informs the decisions that governments make about some of the most pressing issues of our day, including climate change and inequality. It informs how businesses make decisions about everything from pricing and advertising to investments in product development and corporate strategy. At the other extreme, it can help us as individuals to make better decisions about our own lives; including how hard we should work and how much we should save for our retirements.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Economics

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 Year Pathway + 3 Year Degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates


Degree Overview

This single-honours programme in Economics will allow you to gain an understanding of the workings of modern economies, whilst developing skills that will be of great value for your future life and career. You will gain insights into the ways that firms compete with each other, the behaviours of individuals as consumers and workers, and how governments attempt to manage and regulate these processes. Moreover, you will learn how these factors shape society at large by influencing economic growth, inequality, sustainability and the response to natural and man-made crises. You will build skills in modelling, data and analytical thinking – all highly prized in today’s job market.

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  • You will be taught by research active staff, with interests in a wide variety of economic topics, including labour markets, political economy, quantitative economics, migration and public finance.
  • You can combine your study of economics with options from within the Business School (such as management, banking or accountancy) or elsewhere in the University (such as language study).

Why Study this Degree

Bangor University is world-renowned expert in Banking teaching on this course.

Bangor University offers 'Careers and Employability Fair' which is held every year and provides an opportunity for students to meet recruiters and learn more about post-graduation employment opportunity.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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Bangor University

Founded in 1884 and dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is among the oldest degree-awarding institutions in the UK.

With around 11,000 students from over 120 nationalities, international students find Bangor a truly welcoming community and a special place to study.

Bangor University has been ranked among the top 70 global institutions and 1st in Wales for their impact on society outside their research and teaching, in 2020. And ranked among the top 15 in the UK for teaching quality that same year.