At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home. Economics is Top 15 in The Guardian University League Table for 2020. You will acquire subject knowledge including an analytical and logical approach to individual and business behaviour, markets and policies. This course will also provide you with a range of analytical and quantitative skills such as knowledge of professional software like Bloomberg and Stata. You will study the economic behaviour of households, businesses and governments and examine the functioning of markets and the effects of fiscal and monetary policies. The course will help you to understand a range of current issues including austerity and recession, growth and currency fluctuations and why markets may fail to operate efficiently. You will graduate with a range of skills and capabilities, both subject-related and more general, lifelong skills, such as analytical ability, critical thinking and advanced quantitative skills. You will develop an awareness and confidence to harness technology by using professional software tools, such as Bloomberg and Stata. These tools will enable you to analyse and interpret economic and financial data. Every year, at least one statistical module is compulsory, to prepare you to take advantage of the professional opportunities made possible by the big data revolution. All these skills will help you prepare for a graduate career and/ or for further study. You can also opt to enhance your employability skills by taking a placement year, an international year or an entrepreneurship year between years two and three of your studies. An Economics degree from Keele will open up a range of opportunities in business and government, the financial sector and the charitable sector. Graduates take up careers as economists, perhaps in the City or with the prestigious Government Economic Service or might work in commerce, industry, education or local government. Typical careers include banking, insurance, accounting, management consultancy, investment analyst, statistician or financial advisor.
For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website
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
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
The University considers transfers in to year 2, please provide details of the course and module content from your current/past Higher Education provider. When completing your UCAS application please include in your personal statement reasons for seeking a transfer and please provide a reference from this Institution.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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