University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Economics with Computing (Including Placement Year)

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Course summary

Want to build a successful career in economics and finance? In our modern society computing and programming skills have become essential for economists. Our BSc Economics with Computing course allows you to build a comprehensive knowledge of economics whilst developing relevant computing and programming skills. Through exploring these two subject areas you apply your computing skills to the real world economic and financial problems and perform complex analysis on individuals’ economic behaviour. Economics at Essex is not only about stocks, shares and financial markets; it is concerned with the material wellbeing of human societies. Our course gives a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics, including micro and macro-economics, whilst also introducing you to programming languages and algorithms. You’re supported by both our Department of Economics and School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, and will explore a wide range of topics from both subject areas, including:

  • Mathematical methods for solving economic and financial problems
  • Object-oriented programming using java
  • Commonly used algorithms
  • How to apply macro-economic analysis to macro-policy issues
Our Department of Economics is ranked top 5 in the UK for research excellence, with over 90% of our research rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014). You also study within our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering who play a leading role in technological research and development. Your education is inspired and informed by our pioneering research, so that you graduate with a strong training in economics and computing skills.

Course details


You can tailor your learning experience to your future career with a choice of optional modules. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade B/5 or above (or equivalent).

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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
EU £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2022-23 entry. Fees will increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Economics with Computing (Including Placement Year) at University of Essex - UCAS