University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
A modern Economics degree within the Social Sciences, giving a practical and critical approach to current topics, enhancing students’ employability.
You will learn the core subjects of an Economics degree (micro and macroeconomics, statistics and econometrics) but also many others linked to current debates (globalisation and trade, public and environmental economics or development economics). You will do so with examples and applications for day to day life, also looking to socio-political and international contexts that influence the development of modern Economics.
Our Economics degree offers a unique setting within a very experienced Social and Political Science Department. It reinforces the vision of Economics as a major Social Science that influences others, and the consideration of the different contexts and fields that Economics is related to. In that sense, it distances its approach from the traditional focus on financial markets, to look into wider factors influencing the development of countries’ economies.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
The course uses a continuous evaluation approach: Students will complete oral and written coursework (essays, presentations, posters, reports), individually and in groups, as well as more traditional tests and exams. (40% exams, 60% coursework, approx.).
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 5 (or above) GCSE grade C in Maths will be acceptable if applicants are studying Core Maths at A Level|
|A level||BCC - BBC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3|
All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/grade 5 (or above). GCSE grade C in Maths will be acceptable if applicants are studying Core Maths at A Level.
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|