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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 15.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Welcome to the Department of Economics at the University of Birmingham. Economics teaching and research have a long tradition at Birmingham, dating back to the establishment of the Faculty of Commerce in 1903.

    The modern department has about twenty five academic staff members, with a wide range of research interests in areas such as applied economics, economic theory, econometrics, environmental economics, finance and trade. The department offers a variety of undergraduate programmes, and has an active graduate school involving research students and postgraduates on taught courses.

    This programme reflects the fundamental importance of this area in the present age, and the fact that it is a particular teaching and research strength of the Department. Globalisation of the world economy means that a training in international economics is now of vital importance in many careers.

    The programme comprises 180 credits in total (credits are given in brackets).

    The programme comprises 180 credits in total (credits are given in brackets).

    Compulsory courses

    * Microeconomics (20)
    * Macroeconomics (30)
    * Econometrics with Trade Applications (30)
    * International Trade Theory (20)
    * International Trade Policy (20)
    * Option (20)
    * Dissertation (40)

    The option is selected from:

    * Development Economic Policy
    * Economics of Financial Markets
    * International Banking: Regulation and Supervision
    * Political Economy and Economic Policy
    * Natural Resource Economics
    * Game Theory
    * Economics of Labour Markets
    * Risk, Uncertainty and Information (10)
    * Topics in Money and Banking (10)
    * A graduate course offered elsewhere in the Schools of Business, Public Policy or Social Sciences (subject to approval)


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics.English language requirements * IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band * TOEFL 580 Paper-based test /237 Computer-based test English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 80 (Grade A)

    See the University of Birmingham Website for more details on fees and funding

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