|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Our BSc Economics (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.
This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.
You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.
After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with our Department of Economics. Our course gives you a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics, including micro and macroeconomics, and qualitative and mathematical research methods. Our 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 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.
Mathematics and Statistics
Introduction to Business Management
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Quantitative Economics (optional)
Methods of Economic Analysis (optional)
Career Skills in Economics
Applied Economics and Policy (optional)
Mathematical Methods in Economics
Introduction to Econometric Methods
Financial Instruments and Capital Markets (optional)
International Financial Institutions and Policy (optional)
Econometric Methods (optional)
Mathematical Economics (optional)
Microeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Macroeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Economic Analysis of Asset Prices (optional)
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour (optional)
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
Ernst and Young
Bank of New York
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.