Economics is about a different way of thinking and looking at the world. You can rely on the lens of economics to explain almost anything about your environment. This broad-ranging BA Economics degree offers formal and rigorous training in economic theory and offers many examples of their real-world applications, providing you with excellent career prospects and invaluable skills for life. The first year at Richmond commences like our other BA programmes with a pioneering liberal arts programme which is inter-disciplinary, encompassing areas such as science and creativity. This programme will develop your key transferable skills which include communication and creative thinking. All in addition to a course which will give you a thorough grounding in economic ideas. You will begin the second year with an introduction to the economics of development, followed by an exploration of the worlds of microeconomics and macroeconomics. In your third and fourth years, you’ll be able to specialise in electives which appeal to you, as you choose from subjects such as Money and Banking, Global Energy Politics and International Finance. Diversity and innovation are shown in courses like Behavioural Economics which will open up more opportunities. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake an internship in a leading financial organisation, alongside a research project on a topic of your choice, improving your career options. We run an active Economics and Investment Society which organises talks and events, to give a fresh take on Economics. You can also participate in the events we organise for our Wellbeing Research Centre. Top reasons to study this programme:
- Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts - https://www.richmond.ac.uk/about-richmond/the-liberal-arts/
- Achieve broad perspective on Economics through wide- ranging programme which encompasses innovative aspects of the subject and the latest economic trends
- Complement the study of Economics with valuable minors from other academic disciplines such as Maths, Law or Sustainability, improving your employability
- Gain valuable training through a research project that will be a real showcase for future employers
- Add desirable work experience to your CV through an international internship
- Faculty with experience in the profession and small class sizes ensure individual attention for students
We offer 4-year Liberal Arts and Business BA degrees. Students entering with A levels or other level 3 qualifications usually gain exemptions from courses in the Richmond Core Curriculum which can mean that you should be able to complete your degree in less than four academic years. The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgements and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Richmond, The American International University in London
Richmond upon Thames
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