For example, in the first year, economics may have 8 modules. Therefore 8 modules solely dedicated to the degree
But the economics and finance will equally have 8 modules. Therefore, 8 modules split into 2 different areas of economics & finance, which will then require less content of economics and less content of finance
Single subject courses are more popular because there are fewer applicants interested in combinations of two subjects, even if they are closely linked.
why does straight economics have higher entry requirements than courses like economics and finance or economics and management?
Thing is, with an economics degree there are a lot of lucrative careers linked, as a result there are a lot of applicants. In my year of uni applications, economics was the most applied for course.