Economics, Behaviour and Data Science with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

University of East Anglia UEA

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Economics, Behaviour and Data Science with a Placement Year

Course summary

Overview Are you interested in how choices of individuals and firms combine to drive the modern global economy? Are you fascinated by human behaviour? Do you enjoy analysing numbers? BSc Economics, Behaviour and Data Science provides you with thorough training in economic analysis with a focus on behavioural economics and data science – both areas increasingly valued by employers. This combination will equip you with knowledge and tools to explore not only the behaviour of people and their decisions at the personal level, but also how such decisions drive firms, cities, or even whole governments. You’ll benefit particularly from UEA’s reputation and expertise in the specialism of behavioural economics. In your third year you'll spend 9 to 12 months on full-time placement, gaining invaluable working experience and employability skills in a relevant area of your choice. About This Course This degree is for you if you have a curious and questioning nature. You’re fascinated by people and human behaviour and enjoy analysing numbers and all sorts of data. You might know exactly what career you want to go into – or you may know that an economics and data science degree keeps your options open, possibly more than any other. Economics is a far broader subject than most people realise, and our BSc Economics, Behaviour and Data Science degree enables you either to enjoy the full breadth of the discipline or to discover and develop your own areas of personal interest. On this course, you'll combine training in economics with a focus on behavioural economics, programming and data analysis. You'll study microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic modelling and statistics, along with a broad range of optional modules offered by the School of Economics. More importantly, you will specialise in areas of behaviour economics, behavioural finance, and data science. Combining your course with a placement year, you'll spend between 9 and 12 months of your third year in a full-time placement. Although you'll be expected to secure your own work placement, dedicated staff within the School and the Careers Service will support and assist you throughout the process of searching, applying, and ultimately gaining a position. Furthermore, support will also be provided whilst you are on placement and when you return for your fourth (final) year. You’ll receive the very best support and guidance through a module called STEPS (Skills, Training, Employability, Progression, and Support) running throughout your course, as well as through your academic adviser. A university-wide Learning Enhancement team is also on hand to help you with mathematics, writing, critical-thinking, revision, and time management skills. Employability is the backbone of our curriculum’s structure. Our teaching and assessment provide you with a curriculum that enhances your employability relevant skills and attributes. The course’s syllabus is rich in real world examples and opportunities for you to experience how the subject and its methods are applied. Guest lectures from graduate employers also contribute to the content of some of our modules. To develop and enhance your employability even further, our employability team organises a wide variety of events, such as: weekly employability workshops, networking and alumni events, one-on-one meetings with top professionals, job coaching and training, nationwide competitions, among many others. The student-led Economics Society is the perfect place for you to network and socialise with fellow students, whilst our Staff-Student Liaison Committee gives you a say in the future direction and everyday running of the School. The Norwich Economic Publications (a journal and a Podcast run by students) and the ECO Blog are outlets where you can share your enthusiasm about what you study. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the providers website:

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Economics, Behaviour and Data Science with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS