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BSc (Hons)Economics with a Year in Industry

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Overview

If you are interested in the theory and practice of economics and are looking to develop the quantitative and analytical skills to succeed in a variety of roles, an Economics degree might interest you.

The BSc Economics programme provides students with comprehensive training in the theoretical and quantitative tools used in the study of economic and finance and enables them to apply these tools on a practical basis through research work and applied modules looking at economic factors in areas such as health, finance, behaviour, politics, Europe, the public sector, developing countries and arts and culture.

You will also be taught by staff who are highly regarded researchers in the topics they teach, ensuring you receive the very best learning experience possible.

On the Year in Industry programme you spend Year Three on placement in industry.

You will be able to follow one of two pathways: a generalist pathway which enables you to pursue a wide range of economic study, and a finance pathway which provides more specialist finance related modules. Both options will not only provide you with a solid understanding of the economic issues faced by economies and businesses worldwide but the ability to apply econometric models to support these findings, an incredibly important skill valued by companies and organisations.

Our graduates successfully find careers as analysts, researchers, traders and other business/finance related roles in companies such as Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, PwC, NHS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch as well as smaller specialist finance and investment firms and some look to continue with further postgraduate study.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

The first year aims to introduce students to the subjects that provide the foundation for degree-level study of economics. All students will complete a careers-oriented modules in the second semester as part of their preparation for the year in industry. In addition, students following the Economics pathway will take six compulsory modules and one optional module. Students following the Finance pathway will take seven compulsory modules.

Programme Year Two

All students in Year Two are required to take a core of six compulsory economics modules which build upon the foundation of knowledge developed in the first year. This includes two introductory modules in Econometrics, an essential area for any student wishing to pursue a career or undertake postgraduate study in the field of economics. Students following the Economics pathway take one further compulsory module and one optional module, students following the Finance pathway take a further two compulsory modules.

The optional modules available to students on the Economics pathway cover a range of areas of economics, including Mathematical Economics and Management Economics.

Programme Year Three

The third year of the programme is spent on placement. Students will complete a year-long graduate-level placement, which will provide them with valuable work experience and an opportunity to further enhance the skills and attributes sought after by top employers. Students may apply for UK-based placements, or seek overseas placements or a role at Suzhou Business Park, China. Students will be visited at least twice by University staff whilst on placement and will complete placement-related assessments in May.

Programme Year Four

Compulsory modules

Students following the Economics pathway may choose six of a range of applied Economics modules, enabling students to consider economic theory in relation to a range of relevant, contemporary areas.

Modules include:

Game Theoretical Approaches to Microeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Business Finance
Finance and Markets
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Methods of Economic Investigation I and II Industrial Organisation
Economics of Developing Countries
Health Economics Competition and Regulation

Students on the Finance pathway must take Business Finance and Finance and Markets, plus four optional modules from a range which currently includes:

Behavioural Finance
Derivative Securities
Financial Economics
Methods of Economic Investigation I and II
Corporate Governance
Optional modules

All students study modules in Advanced Microeconomics and Advanced Macroeconomics. Those on the general pathway may choose six of a range of applied Economics modules, enabling students to consider economic theory in relation to a range of relevant, contemporary areas. The list of options currently available include:

Microeconometrics
Industrial Organisation
International Trade
Economics of Developing Countries
Health Economics
Competition and Regulation
Economics of Banking

Those on the Finance pathway study two advanced finance modules, and four specialist finance modules from a range which currently includes:

Microeconometrics
Auditing Theory and Practice
Financial Statements Analysis
Taxation Policy and Practice
Corporate Governance
Derivative Securities
The Euro and European Monetary Regulation

Career opportunities

Studying at the School develops skills of gflexibility, problem-solving ability, commercial awareness and communication, which are highly valued by employers. Our former students enjoy careers in many professions, including Trainee Accountant (Financial, Management and Chartered); Administration Manager; Recruitment Consultant; Tax Assistant; Trainee Investment Manager; Data Analyst; Mortgage Adviser; Banker; Fundraising Manager; Human Resources Officer; Advertising Executive; Marketing Coordinator; Strategic Development Analyst; Social Media Graduate; Graduate Trainee (including retail organisations, financial organisations, the Civil Service and other blue chip companies); Sales Executive.

Some graduates have pursued self-employment in areas including marketing and business consultancy, export and events promotion.

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