University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics with professional placement or study abroad

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Course summary

Develop the skills to resolve complex economic issues. Learn economic theories, methods and applications, and become acquainted with chosen specialist areas. In this course, you’ll study the foundations of economic theory and its applications to real-world problems. You’ll explore the connections between the economy as a whole, its main sectors (such as businesses, the financial sector, government, etc.) and the decisions of individuals. You’ll learn how to apply economic principles and methods to policy issues. You’ll develop your knowledge of institutions to understand how economic decisions and policies are made. Your first year is concerned with key concepts in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. You’ll further your skills in core mathematics, statistics and data analysis. In Year 2, you’ll build on this through intermediate study of economic theory. The study of econometrics will enable you to estimate and forecast economic relationships. The final year will teach you advanced economic theory. A selection of optional units will enable you to tailor your expertise to your personal interests and career aspirations. Study in an enriched learning environment You will explore the diversity of economics, learning directly from academics whose passion, international collaborations and research activities feed directly into their teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Develop your professional skills An economics degree will equip you with the skills our employer and alumni networks have advised as necessary in the working environment or in the pursuit of further studies: critical and analytical thinking quantitative skills to apply to real-life economic challenges presentation and communication skills Prepare for your future Our economics graduates are very successful in today’s competitive labour market. They pursue a range of careers in both the private and public sectors. Many of our graduates work as economists, financial or business analysts, researchers, accountants and tax professionals. They have worked for organisations such as Deloitte Bank of England Ernst & Young (EY) Amazon Unilever

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GSCE requirements GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category B)

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Economics with professional placement or study abroad at University of Bath - UCAS