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Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Economics is built on some simple and yet important ideas known as threshold concepts. These apply to decisions taken every day by individuals, firms and governments. Some of these decisions can have very important effects for all of us. Take, for example, decisions made by financial institutions in the 2000s. It seems strange then that many decision-makers seem not to fully understand these threshold concepts.

This course aims to produce graduates who can disseminate these concepts, influencing positively, debates and decisions taken by a myriad of individuals and groups in society.

Why choose this course?
This popular course provides a solid grounding in the main elements of economic analysis, while emphasising their application to public and private organisations, as well as to questions of policy.
It will enable you to make sense of a range of important real-world issues affecting our everyday lives and improve your decision-making skills in ways that are distinctive to the discipline of economics.
It will also enable you to engage confidently and expertly in discussion with professionals in many sectors of the real economy.
You will have access to our Trading Room, which gives students the simulated experience of working in the fast-moving world of shares trading.
The course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement.
Opportunities to study abroad are available.
Full-time students can choose to complete a short internship, study abroad, set up their own enterprise, or run a community project, during the second half of Year Two.
Creating successful graduates
Graduates from this course have gone on to successful careers in both the private and public sectors, securing positions such as Accounts Executive, Imports Coordinator, Trainee Assistant Merchandiser and Recruitment Executive.

What our students say
“I was a Student Representative for my course group over the three years, and this exposed me to having a good relationship with all the Economics staff at Nottingham Business School. I also had to liaise with students in terms of issues that may have been a cause of concern for them. This further enhanced my CV as well.”

Mayur Sachdev, BA (Hons) Economics

Programme structure

What will I study?
Year One

Quantitative Methods for Economists
Economics in Graduate Occupations
Economic History and Thought
Introductory Finance for Economists
Year Two

First six months

All students will study core modules.

Economic Principles and Applications I
Economic Evaluation
Second six months

Full-time students choose one from:

Study abroad
Enterprise project
Community project
Taught modules (see below)
Placement students and full-time students that have selected taught modules above will study:

Economic Principles and Applications II
Political Economy
Plus one optional module from:

Applied Economics
Management Accounting for Decision Making
Year Three

Placement year for those on the four-year course. Students also have the option to study abroad with a partner institution for the year, or a combination of both studying abroad and working.

Final year

Leadership and Employability
Research Project
Macroeconomic Issues and Policy
Choice and Welfare
Jean Monnet Europe and the World Economy
Plus one optional module from:

Contemporary Economic Perspectives
Investment and Portfolio Management
Econometric Methods

Career opportunities

Your career development
Data regularly shows that economics graduates can expect to be highly valued by employers, and graduates with an economics degree typically enjoy some of the highest starting salaries of any new graduate*. This is because an economics graduate brings a distinctive perspective to an organisation. Economists are also regarded as great problem-solvers, highly analytical, numerate and able to make sense of large amounts of often complex information. This means that, in addition to roles as professional economists in private and public sector organisations, our graduates gain employment in a variety of fields.

Many recent graduates are working as analysts across finance, energy, retail and information technology sectors, with some securing management responsibility. In addition, our graduates also work successfully in other fields including education, recruitment and event management.

Our economics graduates are also sought after by well-known employers from across the country, with past graduates securing positions at companies such as Barclays, E.ON, Mars Corporation, Next, KPMG, Weetabix and Experian.

*Complete University Guide – HESA 2012-13

Helping you find your feet after university
Throughout University and following graduation, we will continue to support you, by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.

Our Employability Team is here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.

Services they provide include:

finding placements, internships and part-time work
pursuing self-employment
taking gap years and time out
getting into volunteering
providing advice on further study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States