|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Economics at Essex explores how economics relates to the real world and asks the difficult questions. How do people get in debt? Why do people choose to get a mortgage rather than rent? Why did the economic crisis affect the UK more than the US? Explore the driving forces behind human behaviour. Discover how human psychology can guide people to make economic decisions.
On BA Economics with Psychology you study the global economy, economic drivers behind human behaviour and the human mind; developing parallel methods of analysing decision making and cognition. The BA allows for further flexibility on optional modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to suit your interests. Through combining economics with psychology you gain a deepened knowledge as to why individuals are not always behaving in their own best interests. Understanding this and the frameworks of behavioural economics can help policymakers create environments that nudge people towards making wiser decisions and healthier lives.
Studying this course you will explore a wide variety of topics across economics and also have the opportunity to include some modules of psychology. Topics include:
Personality and individual differences
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Quantitative Economics
Methods of Economic Analysis
Discovering Psychology: The Science Behind Human Behaviour
Seeing and Hearing
Memory Attention and Language
International Financial Institutions and Policy (optional)
Financial Instruments and Capital Markets (optional)
Introduction to Behavioural Economics
Experimental Methods in Economics
Microeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Macroeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour (optional)
Intelligent Behaviour (optional)
Many employers want economists with critical thinking skills who can tackle large data sets and practical problems. Our course helps you to become more employable and takes you closer to that dream job or postgraduate course when you graduate.
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
The Crown Prosecution Service
Bank of New York
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.