BA (Hons) Economics

Study Economics at the University of Stirling to uncover the toolkit that can help you tackle the world’s most pressing issues and to open the door to endless career opportunities.

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date January 2022, September 2022, January 2023
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code L100
  • Study abroad opportunities



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Economics is the study of how people interact with others and their surroundings, and here at Stirling we look at Economics in a rich and varied way: from artificial intelligence in the labour market to addressing climate change, and from behavioural economic insights in decision making to tackling global poverty and inequality. An Economics degree from Stirling empowers you with sharp analytical tools, from experts in their field, with an ever-present emphasis on intellectual curiosity. 

Our introductory teaching is delivered in a revolutionary new way of learning Economics through our commitment to the CORE Project – “Economics for a Changing World”. In using real-world data to answer real-world questions from the very beginning of your studies, you will understand global issues with historical and philosophical context.

  • We focus on real-world theory instead of textbook-simple theory, which is rigorously challenged with data and evidence.
  • Our specialisms of environmental economics, behavioural economics, and public policy analysis are embedded throughout the course. 
  • The internationally-renowned Behavioural Science Centre within the Economics Division contributes two modules in behavioural and experimental economics to our degree. 
  • Strategic thinking is one of the central pillars of the course, and you will be introduced to decision and game theory as part of this through a bespoke module in year three. 
  • The course includes a dissertation, which arms students with cutting-edge research methods, and challenges you to produce publication-quality research. The best pieces are published in our in-house journal, the Stirling Student Economic Review.
  • We foster a strong staff/student community, emphasising collaboration and ensuring you’re a name and not a number from the outset. 

Our expert staff will give you an insight into professional practices through their cutting-edge research, teaching practice, and links to industry. You’re also free to combine your studies with one of eight other courses, sharpening your focus on a specific area that complements your growing knowledge of economics.

Broaden your knowledge at one of the UK’s leading Business and Management institutions, and discover why our Economics course ranks among the best in the country.

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What our students said

Jan Duncan
Jan Duncan
I have learned a lot of practical, applicable skills during my studies and I currently have the great problem of deciding between a master's degree and a graduate job. Furthermore, due to a great offering of societies and other volunteering opportunities, I've managed to build valuable interpersonal skills that are of importance in more or less any career you can think of.
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Robynn Cole
Robynn Cole
BA (Hons) Economics
During my time at Stirling, I was given the privilege of an internship with Barclays in Geneva, Switzerland, thanks to the Saltire Scholar Internship Programme. This allowed me to demonstrate and put to use all of the leadership skills I had acquired.
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Benjamin Benthe
Benjamin Benthe
The lecturers in both economics and finance are incredible and what I particularly liked about finance was the bridging between theory and the real-world markets.
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