The BSc (Hons) Economics is a three-year full time course. It is based upon the BSc (Hons) Business Economics course delivered in the UK by the Westminster Business School of the University of Westminster, adapted to suit the local context. The BSc (Hons) in Economics is not intended as a purely theoretical study of Economics. The underlying philosophy of the course and its presentation emphasise the application of the relevant theory underpinning the Economics and Business fields.

Language of Instruction: ENGLISH

Course Aims

  • To understand theoretical frameworks and their practical application;

  • To analyse economic theories, concepts and problems;

  • To demonstrate knowledge of the core functional areas of Economics;

  • To access, integrate, analyse, generate and evaluate qualitative and quantitative information for effective use.

Core modules

Module name Duration Prerequisites
Introduction to Economics Yearlong None
Fundamentals of Statistics Yearlong None
Mathematics 1 One Semester None
Financial Accounting One Semester None
Corporate Finance One Semester None
Microeconomics One Semester None
Macroeconomics One Semester None
Econometrics One Semester None
International Trade One Semester None
Topics in Microeconomics One Semester None
Topics in Macroeconomics One Semester None
Dissertation Yearlong None
Development Economics One Semester None
Management Accounting One Semester None

Optional modules

Module name Duration Prerequisites
Industrial Organisation One Semester None
Mathematics 2 One Semester None
Public Finance One Semester None
Introduction to Political Economy One Semester None
Managerial Economics One Semester None
Labour Economics One Semester None
Economic Thought in Retrospect One Semester None
Monetary Economics One Semester None
Applied Policy Analysis One Semester None
Advanced Econometrics One Semester None
Game Theory One Semester None
Environmental and Energy Economics One Semester None

Elective modules

Module name Duration Prerequisites
Fundamentals of Information Technology One Semester None
Introduction to Business Law One Semester None
Or any module from the WIUT module catalogue One Semester None

What are the minimum entry requirements for the course?

Entry requirements for the BSc Economics and BSc Economics with Finance have been set in order to select potential students who have proven academic ability and are able to demonstrate solid foundation skills in Mathematics and English. The admissions policy aims to attract and recruit motivated applicants across the full range of possible access routes. Students may have a background in any academic discipline. The over-riding principle upon which admission decisions are based is that applicants should be likely to benefit from and succeed on the course. Intending students will have to meet age, English language, Mathematics and general requirements:

Age Requirement

Applicants are normally at least 18 years old at the enrollment date.

English Language and Mathematics Requirement

Applicants must:

  • Have had their secondary education through the medium of English and gained grade C or above in the equivalent of GCSE English; or

  • Have an IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 6 in the writing component or the equivalent score at TOEFL or other English Language Test recognized by the University of Westminster according to the WIUT/UoW conversion table; or

  • Have successfully completed an appropriate International Foundation course and passed an Academic English module and Quantitative Methods module.

  • Applicants must have an acceptable level of competence in Mathematics. This could be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A pass in a maths test approved by the University of Westminster; or Grade C or above in GCSE/’O’ Level Mathematics (or its equivalent); or A pass in Quantitative Methods on an appropriate Foundation course.

General Requirements

Applicants must have studied a broad range of subjects and have a school leaving certificate equivalent to GCSE/’O’ Level e.g. the Uzbek Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat). In addition, applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements, namely:

  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course which includes a pass on an Academic English module and Quantitative methods or equivalent; or

  • Successful completion of the WIUT Lyceum’s Attestat, and the WIUT International Foundation, course including the Academic English module;

  • Successful completion of the first year of an appropriate degree course in a recognised Uzbek or similar university; or

  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or NC/ND or HNC/HND. (The range of academic disciplines studied is not hereby restricted, but certain vocational courses such as City and Guilds would not satisfy the admissions requirements.); or

  • An Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ); or

  • Any other equivalent qualification normally accepted as entry requirements (e.g. International Baccalaureate, etc.).

How to Apply?

Online application to WIUT for 2017/18 Academic year opens on the 6th of February 2017. All applicants must apply through electronic system.