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.
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.
|Next intake||September 2017|
|Typical places available||The school typically has 425 places available|
|Typical applications received||The school typically receives 2850 applicants|
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.
A significant proportion of the modules included in the programme are taught by the School’s Economics Section while certain modules, notably in year one, are taught by other sections of the School.
The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2017/18 academic year. The final modules will be published by July 2017.
In year one you take two compulsory double modules, plus one compulsory double module per semester (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) and two optional double modules or one optional double module and two single modules.
|Applied Stats & Maths in Econ & Business||BS1501||20 credits|
|Economic History||BS1546||20 credits|
|Introduction to Accounting||BS1503||20 credits|
|Legal Studies||BS1505||20 credits|
|Principles of Business Management||BS1530||10 credits|
|Contemporary Economic Issues||BS1545||20 credits|
|Principles of Marketing and Strategy||BS1630||10 credits|
In year two you take three compulsory double modules and three optional double modules.
|Macroeconomic Theory||BS2549||20 credits|
|Microeconomic Theory||BS2550||20 credits|
|Introductory Econometrics||BS2570||20 credits|
|British Economy||BS2547||20 credits|
|Money Banking & Finance||BS2551||20 credits|
|Managerial Economics||BS2560||20 credits|
|State, Business and the British Economy in the Twentieth Century||BS2572||20 credits|
In year three you take two compulsory double modules and four double modules.
|Macroeconomic Analysis||BS3565||20 credits|
|Microeconomic Analysis||BS3566||20 credits|
|Financial Economics||BS3554||20 credits|
|International Finance||BS3555||20 credits|
|International Economic History||BS3556||20 credits|
|Labour Economics||BS3558||20 credits|
|International Trade||BS3568||20 credits|
|Industrial Economics||BS3572||20 credits|
|The Economics of Development||BS3573||20 credits|
|Social Welfare||BS3574||20 credits|
For detailed entry requirements see the Cardiff Business School admissions criteria pages.
|Typical A level offer||AAB from 3 A levels including at least grade B in Mathematics but excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies.|
|Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offer||Grade A in the Core and grades AB from two A-levels including Mathematics OR Grade B in the Core and grades AA from two A-levels including Mathematics.|
|Typical International Baccalaureate offer||35 points, including Mathematics at 6SL or 5HL.|
|Other requirements||Applicants will also require GCSE English grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade B. Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Specific admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be found online.|