Cardiff Metropolitan University Economics

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Economics

Cardiff Metropolitan University Economics

Economics – BSc (Hons) Degree

Course Overview

The strength of our BSc Economics degree is a strong emphasis on critical understanding and application​. The Government Economic Service has publicly criticised economics training in higher education for not putting enough emphasis on understanding and application. This is the reason that for years they have not been able to fill their vacancies. Therefore, we are proud to be the first new university to adopt the new CORE curriculum.

Our Economics tutors work with organisations such as the Government Economic Service, to ensure our curriculum is cutting edge and relevant.

Economics degrees at Cardiff Met were ranked as the best in Wales according to the Guardian University League Table 2016 and 2017.

Course information on this page relates to September 2017 entry.

​Course Content​​​​

​Foundation Year (Year 0):​

This programme incorporates a foundation year, which is intended for students wishing to enrol onto the three-year honours degree, who fall into one of the following categories:

​​1. Students who have not achieved the required A-level points (or equivalent) score to enter the first year of the degree programme.
2. Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time.

Further information about the foundation year can be found by clicking here.


Year One:
In the first year you will get an introduction into both micro- and macroeconomics, as well as being equipped with the necessary quantitative and academic skills to succeed not only in your studies, but more importantly in your future careers. Furthermore, you will get a wider perspective with an introduction to related subjects, like accounting.

Modules (Core):

  • The Economy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Academic Skills For Business
  • UK Financial Services: Regulation and Ethics
  • Business Applications
  • Finance For Managers
  • Legal Foundation of Business

Year Two:
The second year concentrates on the more advanced study of micro- and macroeconomics. This includes game theory (Where you learn how to act strategically, taking possible actions of others into account.). You will also learn how to use statistical analysis and how to research. As with all CSM courses a workplace module is also​ included in the second year of study to prepare students for their careers after completing their studies.