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Course description Our four-year BSc Economics course, with an integrated placement year, provides you with the experience and knowledge you will need to excel in the job market. This course puts a strong emphasis on analytical and quantitative skills highly valued by employers. The course will not only equip you with valuable technical skills, but also develop your ability to apply the concepts, theories and quantitative methods to business and policy decisions in a diverse range of international settings. Economics graduates are employed in a variety of settings including banks, consultancies, insurance and accountancy firms, charitable and not-for-profit organisations and government departments. Our recent graduates from Economics subject line degrees have been successful in securing roles such as Trade Capture Analyst, Technology Consulting Graduate Scheme, Graduate Tax Scheme and Transfer Pricing Analyst at well-known organisations such as Barclays Investment Bank, KPMG, HMRC and Ernst & Young. Key course benefits • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area • Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018) • You will learn to apply Economics to a range of real world business and policy issues • Economics at Aston is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020). Course details The First Year of BSc Economics is designed to give you flexibility in choosing your further course of study. If you find yourself less interested in mathematical modelling and statistics, you can switch to our BSc Economics and Management course, which provides training in both Economics and Management and has less technical content. • Year 1 – You will study key principles of Economics and learn to apply them to a wide variety of real-life problems. You will start learning appropriate mathematical and statistical techniques, and gain a foundation in business by studying several modules outside Economics. • Year 2 – You will develop a good understanding of economic theories and business strategies. In addition, you will learn to perform data analysis using quantitative methods and computing techniques. The modules will lay a solid foundation towards your final year studies. Subject areas include Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics. • Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students. • Year 4 - The final year continues with deepening your knowledge of economic theories and advanced quantitative techniques, with a strong emphasis on their application in a diverse range of international settings. Subject areas include International Trade, Behavioural Economics, Environmental Economics and Economics of Entrepreneurship.
The First Year studied on all Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes is designed to give students a broad knowledge of business and management. Many employers seek graduates with good 'all round' knowledge of a range of business functions. The broad range of subjects studied ensures that our graduates are some of the most employable in the country, whilst also allowing a transfer between certain programmes.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|