Economics with Placement Year at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

Why choose this course: Gain an in-depth knowledge of markets and economy. This programme is focused on developing practical skills needed for a career as an economist, consultant or policy advisor. To enhance your CV, we fund your membership of the Royal Economic Society during your study. Membership increases your professional profile as a future economist and enables you to access competitions, grants, conferences, job market and symposiums. We invite a range of high profile guest speakers. Our cooperation with businesses provides a great opportunity for networking, internships and work related experiences. Field trips and real-life economic projects and live experiments embedded in the programme. Opportunity to compete in economics competitions both within the University and on national and international scales. Opportunity to qualify as a Microsoft Office Specialist. Access to a range of specialist resources including, Financial Information Database (FAME) and Financial Times Interactive to support your learning and research. Opportunity to take a placement year, giving you chance to gain experience while studying.


Modules Compulsory modules: Practising Responsible Business Behaviours This module examines the nature of business enterprise and its relationship with wider society, seeking answers to the question: what does it mean for businesses to behave responsibly? In this debate we encounter ideas regarding stakeholder theory, the triple bottom line, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, the role of the state or of supra-national organisations and so on. Principles of Applied Economics The module aims to provide knowledge and comprehension of the basic economic principles and techniques related to microeconomics and macroeconomics. Perspectives on Economic Growth and Development This module provides an introduction to key economic theories such as economic growth and chance to discuss their application to different countries. You will explore the factors underpinning economic growth such as labour, capital and technological changes and explain how they can contribute to economic growth and stability. Developing Analysis Techniques This module introduces essential quantitative methods for modelling and analysing financial data. In addition, statistics and probability concepts will be discussed and applied to various events. These theories will then be used to analyse practical situations. Economic Policy and Practice This module provides understanding of quantitative techniques and their usefulness in theoretical and applied economics with focus on developing a deeper understanding of modern macroeconomics. Market Equilibrium and Market Failure This module takes an unusual approach by explicitly considering, early in students’ careers, what is involved in making markets ‘work’ and some of the many circumstances in which they may ‘fail’. It is hoped that this will help students to gain a better understanding of the true usefulness of economics in the real world. All modules are worth 20 credits unless stated otherwise.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

For Second Year entry, applicants must have completed the first year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 120 credits. For Third Year entry, applicants must have completed the first and second year of Higher Education in a similar subject with a total of 240 credits. Applicants will need to submit a transcript of their completed study, and offers will be subject to a mapping exercise of modules to ensure an appropriate alignment of course content. Please be aware that transfer applications are subject to availablity of space on the selected academic year of your chosen course. For more information on the transfer process, please see If transferring to the final year of a course containing a placement or study abroad year, you must have also completed a placement or study abroad year prior to starting the course.

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Qualification requirements

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 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

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Economics with Placement Year at York St John University - UCAS