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Course summary

A modern Economics degree within the Social Sciences, giving a practical and critical approach to current topics, enhancing students’ employability. You will learn the core subjects of an Economics degree (micro and macroeconomics, statistics and econometrics) but also many others linked to current debates (globalisation and trade, public and environmental economics or development economics). You will do so with examples and applications for day to day life, also looking to socio-political and international contexts that influence the development of modern Economics. Our Economics degree offers a unique setting within a very experienced Social and Political Science Department. It reinforces the vision of Economics as a major Social Science that influences others, and the consideration of the different contexts and fields that Economics is related to. In that sense, it distances its approach from the traditional focus on financial markets, to look into wider factors influencing the development of countries’ economies.


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Assessment method

The course uses a continuous evaluation approach: Students will complete oral and written coursework (essays, presentations, posters, reports), individually and in groups, as well as more traditional tests and exams. (40% exams, 60% coursework, approx.).

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 5 (or above) GCSE grade C in Maths will be acceptable if applicants are studying Core Maths, Economics, or Business at A Level A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Economics at University of Chester - UCAS