BA (Hons) Economics is an exciting and relevant course in economics which educates and inspires students whilst equipping them for future employment or further study. The emphasis is on the conceptual approach of economics and its practical relevance in solving real world problems. Another significant feature of the course is the development of key skills throughout.
The course seeks to recruit students who feel that the analytical and evaluative skills offered by a programme of study in economics are worthwhile and will enhance their career prospects. The rationale of the programme is to provide a coherent and intellectual learning experience within the field of economics. In doing so, students will develop critical understanding of the subject and be able to employ the tools of analysis used within that subject area. Subject specific modules which develop theory, techniques and applications, are supported by skills modules and all students have the option to study a foreign language.
There are many careers for which an economics degree can provide a valuable foundation. In particular, those that may be appropriate include economist, accountant and analyst but the many other careers that employ the skills base would be equally attractive.
Two distinct but related degrees are offered: BA (Hons) Economics and BA (Hons) Business Economics. The first year is identical across the two pathways. In the second and third year, the Business Economics pathway is more focused on the context of decision making in business and allows students to study at least one business topic (such as management, marketing or human resources) in some depth, while the Economics pathway puts emphasis on quantitative skills and offers a variety of options on economics-related subjects.
Why choose this course?
To receive a broad intellectual learning experience by studying economic issues within the wider political and social environment;
to develop a critical understanding of the principles of economic theory;
for an appreciation of different approaches to economic problems and their relevance for real life circumstances;
to develop the ability to apply the theories of economics to a range of decision making problems in business;
to become equipped with a set of subject specific and transferable skills needed to pursue a successful career.
96-112 UCAS points from qualifications which include a minimum of two 4 unit qualifications (e.g. A Levels), one 8 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Diploma) or one 12 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma).