**Why choose this course?** This course offers more than just mainstream economics. You will study both traditional and alternative approaches to economics, including controversial theories informed by the financial crisis of 2008. This will help you develop a better understanding of the real world and a more critical approach to economics. The Economics BSc(Hons) has a specific focus on studying issues that affect economic policy. You will be encouraged to consider issues that affect your daily life, like: - What effect do professional sports teams have on the local economy? - Should entry to museums and galleries be free? - What is the risk that government spending could crowd out investment by private firms? Throughout the degree you will develop core skills valued by employers. For example, the Working as an Economist module develops your researching, writing and presenting skills. Our graduates work in a range of occupations, such as economists in the City of London and in management positions at multinational companies like Deloitte, HSBC, KPMG and PwC. **Foundation year - Social Sciences** If you are thinking of returning to education after a break you could apply for our foundation year course. This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the Social Sciences. At Kingston these include Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Economics and Politics. Throughout the year-long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a social sciences degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.