Cardiff University Economics

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Cardiff University Economics

Studying Economics at Cardiff will provide you with rigorous training that will be a useful grounding for your future career.

The programme will equip you with a thorough grounding in the theory, concepts, principles and techniques of the core subject areas of the discipline: macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative analysis. It aims to provide you with knowledge of the workings of the UK economy and the ability to use that knowledge in a range of contexts.

We will introduce you to the breadth and depth of economic analysis and offer you the opportunity to acquire knowledge and technique across a number of specialised areas. These include industrial economics, economic history, labour economics and international economics.

Economics is a numerate and increasingly mathematical subject and, consistent with other universities, some modules will have a quantitative element while others will be of a highly mathematical nature.

An Economics degree at Cardiff University provides you with a thorough understanding of economic analysis and aims to stimulate you to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wider range of social and political issues. Studying Economics provides a rigorous training that can be a useful foundation for future careers.

Distinctive features

The distinctive features of the Economics Programme include:

  • The opportunity to specialise in economic analysis through all three years of study and therefore to build up considerable knowledge and skills in the discipline;
  • The intellectual challenge derived from exposure to recent developments in economic theory;
  • The development of substantial quantitative and empirical research skills;
  • The chance to proceed to postgraduate study in economics at the UK’s premier Universities;
  • The possibility of moving into careers in the government economic service and major economic consultancies.

Key facts

UCAS CodeL100
Next intakeSeptember 2017
Duration3 years
ModeFull time
Typical places availableThe school typically has 425 places available
Typical applications receivedThe school typically receives 2850 applicants
Admissions tutor(s)

The Economics course is a three-year full-time course of study, involving both compulsory and optional modules.  You would normally attain 120 credits each year and 360 in total.