BSc (Hons)
Economics with Data Science

Why study BSc Economics with Data Science at Goldsmiths

This degree combines economic theory with state-of-the-art analytical techniques in data science and machine learning.

  • Explore the connection between economics and computing in new and innovative ways, bridging the gap between theory and data.
  • We focus on cutting-edge computational methods related to data analysis.
  • The interdisciplinary nature of the programme is pioneering in reimagining and redefining the toolkit available for future economists. It will equip you with the skills necessary to understand and tackle challenges posed by a dynamic economy.
  • Immerse yourself in the rapid developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning. These discoveries profoundly influence academic research, businesses and public organisations.
  • Explore computational thinking and data-driven methods in economic analysis - indispensable in an increasingly digital and connected world.
  • You'll gain a solid understanding of the theoretical foundations of economics. What's more, you'll learn interdisciplinary tools, and skills to work with complex, high-dimensional datasets.
  • This degree will develop your skills, making you well-equipped to analyse important economic issues using cutting-edge methods but will also be able to instigate change and have successful professional careers.
  • We focus our teaching efforts on a small cohort of students per year. By doing so, we give you the opportunity to interact a lot with lecturers and other students.
  • You will study in small groups and will be assigned a personal tutor during the three years of your undergraduate degree. Your tutor will meet regularly with you, follow your progress, and help whenever you need. See what our students say about the small-group teaching environment.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Tomas Rotta or Ivano Cardinale.

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Entry requirements

A-level: ABB
IB: 33 points


3 years full-time


Home - full-time: £9250
International - full-time: £19640


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What you'll study

Year 1 (credit level 4)

In your first year, you'll take the following compulsory modules:


Module title Credits
Introductory Economics 30 credits
Introduction to Programming 15 credits
Mathematics for Economics and Business 30 credits
Computing Project 1 15 credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 1 15 credits
Identity, Agency & Environment 2 15 credits

Note about optional modules (if available): The above is indicative of the typical modules offered, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. The module content and availability is subject to change.

Teaching style

This programme is taught through scheduled learning - a mixture of lectures, seminars and computer labs. You’ll also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. This includes carrying out required and additional reading, preparing topics for discussion, and producing essays or project work.

How you'll be assessed

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.

Entry requirements

We accept the following qualifications:

A-level: ABB
International Baccalaureate: 33 points
Access: 60 credits overall with 33 distinctions and distinctions/merits in related subjects

Alternative qualifications

See our full list of undergraduate entry qualifications.

We welcome students with a range of educational experiences. If you believe you may not meet the standard qualification requirements we would still encourage you to apply because we consider all aspects of your application when making a decision.

We’ll pay particularly careful attention to your personal statement, which is your opportunity to demonstrate your interest in the subject you’ve applied for. Your referees are also welcome to include any relevant contextual comments around your academic achievements. We’ll look at all these things when making a decision on your application, as well as your qualifications and grades, and may still be able to offer you a place.

International qualifications

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.0 with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for degree-level study.

Fees and funding

Annual tuition fees

These are the UG fees for students starting their programme in the 2024/2025 academic year.

  • Home - full-time: £9250
  • International - full-time: £19640

If your fees are not listed here, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office, who can also advise you about how to pay your fees.

It’s not currently possible for international students to study part-time if you require a Student Visa, however this is currently being reviewed and will be confirmed in the new year. Please read our visa guidance in the interim for more information. If you think you might be eligible to study part-time while being on another visa type, please contact our Admissions Team for more information.

If you are looking to pay your fees please see our guide to making a payment.

Funding opportunities

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries, and our careers service can also offer advice on finding work during your studies. Find out more about funding your studies with us.

Additional costs

In addition to your tuition fees, you'll be responsible for any additional costs associated with your course, such as buying stationery and paying for photocopying. You can find out more about what you need to budget for on our study costs page.

There may also be specific additional costs associated with your programme. This can include things like paying for field trips or specialist materials for your assignments. Please check the programme specification for more information.


Getting you ready for work

This degree will develop your skills, making you well-equipped to analyse important economic issues using cutting-edge methods but also able to instigate change and have a successful professional career. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme will be pioneering in reimagining and redefining the toolkit available for future economists. This degree is intended to equip you with the skills necessary to understand and tackle challenges posed by a dynamic economy.

As an economist, you'll gain competence in areas such as macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, statistics and economics, quantitative methods from a theoretical and practical perspective, presentation skills and report writing. 

Through modules in data science, you'll develop coding skills, a working knowledge of relevant computational methods and tools to organise, analyse datasets and communicate insights concerning real-world applications to different stakeholders. 

At the IMS, we have:

  • A dedicated Head of Careers and Employability.
  • An exclusive module on 'My Career Strategy' that prepares you for the job market.
  • Practical workshops and one-to-one sessions covering time management, CV clinics, and transferable skills.
  • Students can engage in summer placements and internships between their second and third years.
    - Internships: 4-12 weeks duration, typically at corporate firms, with full training, mentoring, and potential graduate offers.
    - Placements: Often available in local companies and SMEs, which can be paid or unpaid, less formal and structured.
  • IMS Career Mentorship Scheme for undergraduates, pairing them with industry partners in London for career mentoring.
  • Career Clubs and Societies provide networking and professional development opportunities. Clubs include the Economics Society, Marketing Society, Women in Business Careers Club, and Finance, Investment, and Trading Careers Club.

Find out more about other ways we can help you improve your employability while at Goldsmiths


Graduates of the BSc Economics with Data Science will:

  • Develop the knowledge and understanding of a trained economist
  • Gain knowledge of computational and statistical methods involved in working with datasets
  • Have advanced skills in literacy, data analysis, communication and presentation
  • Develop their creative thinking and be willing to take risks, and where necessary to engage in constructive, informed and critical challenges to economic orthodoxy
  • Gain programming and applied skills that are in demand in the modern marketplace
  • Be enterprising and resourceful with the knowledge and skills to secure appropriate employment, effectively manage your career and maintain lifetime job satisfaction

This degree equips you with highly sought-after skills that will help you stand out in the marketplace and launch your career. We help you develop the technical skills necessary to become a successful economist today, along with the ability to understand economic change and adapt as the world changes.

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