Our BA Economics (including foundation year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. Our compulsory English language and academic skills module supplements your academic subjects. Lead by some of the most prominent economists in the field and students coming from across the globe to study, research or work with us, our Department of Economics is ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017). You experience all aspects of economics and mathematics, including micro and macroeconomics, and an introduction to quantitative research methods. Alongside this, BA Economics offers you a large degree of flexibility, giving you freedom to focus on a broad range of areas which inspire you. In your first year you take optional modules from across the social sciences. During your second year, you build on these skills, maintaining the flexibility and choice of modules, and you specialise in areas that you find most interesting in your final year.