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BAHistory and Economics

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. The historical content of the course aids this study through developing your ability to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of information and viewpoints. You work with us to break intellectual boundaries and pioneer new solutions to issues of global concern.

On this course you spend equal time studying history-related and economics-related modules, exploring topics including:

- Quantitative research methods
- Micro- and macroeconomics
- The history of world economics
- Colonialism and the British Empire
- Apartheid in South Africa

Our Department of Economics is rated consistently highly for student satisfaction, and is Top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of their research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).

Our Department of History also has a strong research and teaching profile, with most of our research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Quantitative Economics (optional)
The Making of the Modern World 1776-1989 (optional)
Applied Economics and Policy (optional)
Career Skills in Economics

Year 2

Microeconomics (Intermediate)
Making Histories: Concepts, Themes and Sources
Revolutionary Encounters: China and the World, 1780-1930 (optional)
Consensus Britain? The State and the People, 1945-79 (optional)
Medicine and Society in Britain and France 1700-1860 (optional)
Introduction to Health Economics and Policy (optional)
International Financial Institutions and Policy (optional)
Career Skills in Economics

Final year

Independent Research Project (optional)
Public Economics (optional)
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour (optional)
From Stalin to Putin (optional)
Human Rights in Historical Perspective (optional)
Current Issues in Development Economics (optional)

Career opportunities

Our students find themselves in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, teaching, museum and archive services, 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
Barlcays
Citigroup
Deloitte
Ernst and Young
Morgan Stanley
House of Commons
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