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BSc Economics (3 years)

Learn how our economic decisions affect others, and how business and financial institutions' choices can affect our society. This BSc Economics degree gives you an in-depth understanding of economic theory, and the skills you need to work in sectors like finance and commerce.

  • The Top UK University in Malaysia*

*QS World University Rankings 2023

  • Quality education at affordable fee. Save up to 64% of the cost of completing the same programme in the UK.
  • Up to 100% scholarships and rewarding grants
  • UK Campus Transfer available for selected students to study in Malaysia and in the UK*

*UK Campus transfer is subject to your academic performance, which includes meeting the academic requirements of the programme, capacity on the programme and the University of Southampton (UoS) Faculty/UoSM approval.

  • Access state-of-the-art facilities, including Bloomberg Lab
  • Same course content and teaching quality as UK
  • Research-led training
  • Personal tutor to help and support you on academic and personal issues

Typical entry requirements

Entry Qualifications for Undergraduate Courses

Award Qualification
A-level AAB or ABBB including Mathematics (minimum grade B); excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking
IB Diploma Pass with 34 points overall, 17 at Higher Level, including 5 points at Higher Level in Mathematics (Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation)
STPM A-A-B including Mathematics (minimum grade B); excluding General Studies
UEC AAAAA including Mathematics
Foundation Year Foundation Year programmes from the other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Other equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications) will be considered, please contact a UoSM education counsellor or your preferred agent to understand more.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all components or Grade C in SPM 1119 English (cohort before 2021), SPM CEFR Level B2 or above (cohort from 2021 onwards), Grade C in GCSE English, Grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, B3 in UEC English or equivalent.

Please CLICK HERE for the current English language requirements, a list of qualifications and tests the University of Southampton recognises and a list of exempt countries.

Selection process:

As well as 'A' levels (as awarded in the UK secondary education system) we will accept an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University for entry to our courses. Please contact a UoSM counsellor or your preferred agent to understand more.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

You can find the module information here

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Year 1 modules

Year 1 modules will introduce you to the foundations and principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as related areas of economics.

Compulsory modules

  • Economics skills and Employability 1
  • Economics with Data
  • Economics with Experiments
  • Exploring the Social World
  • Mathematics for Economics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics for Economics
  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics

Optional modules

  • Quantitative Modelling in Economics

Year 2 modules

In year two, you will gain a greater understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics, alongside applied econometrics and economics skills.

Compulsory modules

  • Applied Econometrics
  • ECON Dissertation: Prelim Info
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Economics Skills and Employability 2

Optional modules

  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Econometric Theory
  • Econometrics with Big Data
  • Development Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Migration
  • Games
  • Population Change in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries
  • Portfolio Theory and Financial markets
  • Dynamic Macroeconomics

Year 3 modules

In your final year, you will undertake independent research and produce a dissertation on a related topic of your choice.

Compulsory modules

  • Dissertation: Literature Review
  • Dissertation: Research Project
  • Dissertation: Research Topics
  • Economics Skills and Employability 3

Optional modules

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Choice and Decision
  • Empirical Finance
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomic Policy 3
  • Migration
  • Population and Reproductive Health
  • Principles of Finance
  • Public Economics
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Management

Tuition fees

Year of Study Mode of Study Malaysian International
2023 Full-time RM42,127 RM48,874
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Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at .

Study Locations

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