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BAEconomics with Psychology

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

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:

Macroeconomics
Behavioural economics
Market behaviour
Personality and individual differences
Social psychology

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Quantitative Economics
Methods of Economic Analysis
Discovering Psychology: The Science Behind Human Behaviour

Year 2

Macroeconomics (Intermediate)
Microeconomics (Intermediate)
Seeing and Hearing
Memory Attention and Language
International Financial Institutions and Policy (optional)
Financial Instruments and Capital Markets (optional)

Final year

Introduction to Behavioural Economics
Experimental Methods in Economics
Project: Economics
Microeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Macroeconomics (Advanced) (optional)
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour (optional)
Intelligent Behaviour (optional)

Career opportunities

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
Barclays Capital
Accenture
Deloitte
Ernst and Young
The Crown Prosecution Service
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