The study of economics aims to outline the factors that determine production, distribution and functions of goods and services.

The main objective of the Economics Foundation course is to give students a good working knowledge of economics. This knowledge can be used either as a foundation for further study as a single subject or as part of a wider business-related course at university.
The course will introduce key topics such as how markets work and fail, macro-economic principles and policies and international economics. The course is made up of 4 core subjects which are Economics, Business, International Relations and Maths. These core subjects are combined with English lessons and a weekly session with a personal tutor who will support and guide throughout your time at St Andrew’s College. Our classes are small and we have experienced teachers who are able to provide you with the individual attention you need to be successful.  

Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply for Economics based undergraduate courses at university or business-related courses such as Marketing, Business Management and Accountancy and Finance. 

These are the entry requirements for the Economics Foundation course.


Here’s some key information about the Economics Foundation Course.

ECONOMICS September Start January Start 
Minimum Age 16.5  17 
Course Length 3 terms 2 terms* 
Start Dates 7th September 2020 11th January 2021
English Language Requirement IELTS 5.0 IELTS 5.5 
Hours of study per week 23  >30 
Location Cambridge  Cambridge 
Tuition Fees per Term  £6540 £6540 
Accommodation Options Residential or Homestay Homestay 

These are the subjects you’ll study on the Economics Foundation Course

  • Economics
  • Business
  • Maths
  • International Relations
  • English (IELTS/EAP)
  • PSHE
  • UCAS/Tutorials

Read the full course syllabus below

Economics Foundation Syllabus

Here are some examples of the universities and courses that our recent graduates chose following their Economics Foundation course.

Remember to check the entry requirements for the course you want to study to ensure they accept your qualifications and that you meet the IELTS requirement.

Loughborough UniversityBSc (Hons) Economics
University of ExeterBSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance 
University of NottinghamBSc (Hons) Economics
Lancaster UniversityBSc (Hons) Business Economics 

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