Our 4-year BSc (Hons) in Economics will give you the skills you need for a career in the financial sector, or to pursue a managerial career. You’ll develop a strong working knowledge of: *Microeconomics and macroeconomics *Qualitative and mathematical research methods *Financial markets and banking *Economic trends, institutions and policies – both national and international You’ll study core Economics modules and choose optional modules from other complementary subject disciplines within the School of Management, ensuring you emerge as a well-rounded, commercially aware professional. The programme focuses on the application of theory to real-world commercial situations. It is also oriented towards research-led teaching from academic staff with research interests in fields such as: *International trade *European economic integration *Dynamic macroeconomics and international finance *Financial economics *Emerging markets and transitional economics A placement year, taken in year three of the programme, enables you to develop your skills and professional confidence and boost your employability on graduation. You'll have a wide range of career opportunities open to you on graduation, in both the public and private sectors, along with the foundations for further study in finance, economics and business management. Professional accreditation We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown". Placements We provide access to high-quality internship opportunities at a variety of employers. Our students are highly successful in securing both summer and year-long internships and placements with Government Economic Service placement scheme (e.g. the Treasury, Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Health, Office for National Statistics) and a range of private sector companies involved in marketing, finance and the voluntary sector.
Year one - Critical Thinking and Presentation Skills for Economists (core) Economic Thought & Economic Development (core) Introduction to Financial Markets & Banking (core) Principles of Economic Theory (core) Quantitative Methods for Economists (core) Year two - Financial Markets (core) Further Mathematics for Economists (core) Intermediate Economic Theory (core) Personal & Professional Skills Development (core) Research Skills & Econometrics (core) Year four - Advanced Economic Theory (core) Dissertation in Economics (core) Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (core) Financial Economics & International Finance (core) Business Economics & Industrial organisation (option) Economics of Labour & Leisure (option) Trade, Regionalism and Globalisation (option) University Elective (option). Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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The University welcomes applicants from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|