Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

The ever-changing global economy makes headlines on a daily basis, shaping the world in which we live socially, politically and economically. Consequently, there is a strong demand in businesses throughout the world for economics experts who can interpret real world economic events and issues. We have a strong focus on graduate employability, with employment skills embedded in our Economist’s Toolkit modules alongside research methods and analytical skills. Our Business Futures team, based in the Coventry Business School, will also be on hand to offer you help and guidance in securing work placements or internships, as well as preparing you to apply for graduate roles. This course, one of three pathways offered in the field of economics, can help your ability to apply economic principles and models to a wide range of issues, while also developing your understanding of the larger driving forces shaping economic policy. Upon successful completion of your first year, which has the same modules as our Business Economics BSc and Financial Economics BSc, you will have the opportunity to switch to one of those courses, giving you the flexibility to work out what area of economics interests you before deciding to focus on it (for international students, course changes are subject to Tier 4 compliance approval). If you choose to study Economics BSc in your second and third years, you will have the opportunity to select optional modules that can help you to tailor your degree to your own career aspirations or areas of interest. Optional modules offered cover topics as wide-ranging as behavioural economics, development economics and environmental economics. A major strength of our course is its practical focus; you’ll have opportunities to participate in skills development workshops, as well as having the chance to gain exposure to relevant software through hands-on experience. This experience aims to ensure you are familiar with analytical programmes that economists use in practice, from quantitative software such as Oxmetrics or GRETL to economic and financial databases, such as World Economic Indicators, Eurostat and Thomson Reuters Eikon. You will also have the opportunity to apply for a Placement Year, in your third year, which in the past has seen students working for a wide range of organisations and companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Barclays and the Bank of England, or studying at partner institutions, in places such as China and the United States. Key Course Benefits

  • Current experienced staff who have worked as economic advisors, e.g. for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands (please note staff are subject to change).
  • Hands-on experience using a range of economics and business software packages, from Stata to Bloomberg.
  • Faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics.
  • Expert contributions by professionals from industry (subject to availability) which in the past have included our own alumni, along with firms such as HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission.
  • Student-led Economics Society organised social events, visiting speakers (subject to availability) and field trips, which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange.
  • Strong links with employers abroad to ensure the course is responsive to the needs of potential employment sectors, such as the telecommunications sector (Vodafone) and the IT sector (FDM Group).
  • Facilities including our trading floor, which features 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals, making it currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe

Course details


Your main study themes are:

  • Economic Theory: Overview of the main concepts, principles and analytical methods used in macroeconomics and microeconomics. This will include the study of scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost; analysis of how consumers and firms make optimal decisions given limited resources; the effects of government intervention on markets; economic growth, business cycles, and stabilization policies.
  • Econometrics: Aims to provide an understanding of the statistical techniques and analysis used by the professional economist, enabling you to read and understand published empirical work, as well as formulating your own research hypotheses.
  • The Economist’s Toolkit:  Designed to equip you with the full range of skills required for successful academic study and future careers, including presentation preparation and report writing skills.
  • Real World Application: Modules aim to engage students with current and complex global economic issues using economic analysis and data abstraction to develop an appreciation of the economic dimensions of wider global, social, political, and environmental issues and develop an awareness of the ethical and sustainability implications of economic policy choices.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Provider information

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Coventry University
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Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

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Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

Course contact details

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UK Admissions Office

024 7765 2222

European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

Economics at Coventry University - UCAS