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BScEconomics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Studying economics provides you with a greater understanding of the world around you. It teaches you how the economy functions, how people make decisions, why an economic crisis occurs and what the different solutions are. Economics at Essex is not only about stocks, shares and financial markets; it is concerned with the material wellbeing of human societies.

Our course gives you a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics, including micro and macroeconomics, and qualitative and mathematical research methods. Examine the decisions of individuals, the strategies of firms and the policies of individuals to understand and challenge the standard rules of economics.

BA Economics offers you a large degree of flexibility, giving you freedom to focus on a broad range of areas which inspire you. You’ll study all of the major mainstream fields, but we have particular strengths in these areas:

- Game theory and strategic interactions
- Theoretical and applied econometrics
- Labour economics

We are rated consistently highly for student satisfaction and are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).

Your education is inspired and informed by this pioneering research, so that you graduate with a strong training in economics.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Quantitative Economics (optional)
Methods of Economic Analysis (optional)
Applied Economics and Policy (optional)
Career Skills in Economics

Year 2

Macroeconomics (Intermediate)
Microeconomics (Intermediate)
Mathematical Methods in Economics
Introduction to Econometric Methods
Career Skills in Economics
Financial Instruments and Capital Markets (optional)
International Financial Institutions and Policy (optional)

Final year

Project: Economics
Econometric Methods (optional)
Mathematical Economics (optional)
Microeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Macroeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Economic Analysis of Asset Prices (optional)
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour (optional)

Career opportunities

Our students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

Bank of England
Barclays Capital
Citigroup
Deloitte
Ernst and Young
Morgan Stanley
Bank of New York
Santander

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