Economics (Taught) University of Birmingham

This programme provides an advanced training in economic theory and econometrics, and application of these to achieve a sophisticated understanding of policy issues; it is accredited by the ESRC.

  • Qualification


  • Study mode

    Full-time including foundation year

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Start date

    September 2017

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


Compulsory modules: microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics; risk, uncertainty and information; research methods in economics; dissertation; plus an option is selected from: development economic policy; international trade policy; economics of financial markets; international banking: regulation and supervision; political economy and economic policy; natural resource economics; game theory; economics of labour markets; a graduate course offered elsewhere in the schools of business, public policy or social sciences (subject to approval).

Assessment method

A number of methods of assessment are used in the Business School, including assignments, group work, presentation, and examinations. The most common forms of assessment used are written assignments and exams, and information on these is given below. Help and guidance on other forms of assessment will be given in the module in which they are used.

Entry requirements

A good Honours 1st degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics or a related discipline. Applicants should have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics. Students can satisfy English language requirements in 2 ways, by holding an English language qualification to the right level or by taking and successfully completing one of the university's English courses for international students

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,020 Year 1
International £17,100 Year 1
England £7,020 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,020 Year 1
Scotland £7,020 Year 1
Wales £7,020 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.

Other options for this course