Economics

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 11.7 k Foreign:$ 16.2 k Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:5227 Duration:3 years

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With global economics rarely out of the news, this challenging and rewarding degree provides a thorough grounding in the range of skills required by the modern economist. Through studying a mix of theoretical and applied modules, you’ll be trained to think like an economist and to apply rigorous, tried and tested techniques that give insight and guidance to government and business. You can take a number of optional modules in the fields of development economics, public sector economics and international financial economics.

This course provides a thorough grounding in the range of skills required by the modern economist. Briefly, these comprise: analysis and communication, numeracy and data handling, critical evaluation, conceptual thinking and advocacy and persuasion.

Economists are involved in the most fundamental decisions in the areas of health, education, transport, environment, criminal justice, planning and finance. Their skills are needed in all sectors of industry as well as by international non- and quasi- governmental agencies.

You will develop communication, behavioural and analytical skills through seminar activities. This may include presenting papers, discussing previously distributed papers, group work on case studies or the use of information technology for problem-solving.

Our 3 Degree routes each emphasise a different aspect of the subject:

  • BA (Hons) Economics is for those who prefer a more reflective approach involving methodological analysis and an examination of the application of theory to policy.
  • BSc (Hons) Economics takes a more statistical/mathematical approach, giving greater weight to econometric analysis.

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits and each 20 credit (a standard module) equates to 200 hours of study, which comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices.

Students are taught by staff with a mix of academic and industry experience. Research interests include – globalisation, regional economics, labour market economics, the economics of the European Union and the economics of the built heritage. In addition, some staff are dedicated to helping students with industrial placements and have extensive links with potential employers.

Year 1

common to all 3 routes:

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Applied Economics
  • The Business Environment
  • Introduction to Business Functions

Year 2

  • Intermediate Principles of Economics (BA/BSc Economics)
  • Methodology and Diversity in Economics (BA/BSc Economics)
  • Quantitative Methods in Economics (BSc Economics)

Plus options including- Economics of the European Union, Social Economics, European Economic Development, Global Environment of Business, Business Economics

Year 3

  • Economic Policy (BA/BSc Econ)
  • Philosophical Themes in Economics (BA Econ)
  • Market Modelling (BSc Economics)
  • Quantitative Dissertation

Plus options including – Labour Market Economics, International Financial Economics, Europe and the World Economy, Public Sector Economics, Economics Dissertation

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit 
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 106-112 UCAS Points  
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

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