University of Hertfordshire Economics

By | 12th June 2017

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University of Hertfordshire Economics

University of Hertfordshire Economics

BA (Hons) Economics with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

About the course

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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.

Entry requirements…

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).

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (Grade 4 if completed from 2017 onwards).

‘All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.’

For more details on the University of Hertfordshire’s entry requirements, please visit our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page.

If you are planning to take a language as part of your degree, please refer to the Business School languages page to check your eligibility.

N.B. We have expressed our entry requirements within a tariff range. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (if applicable) together with your applications as a whole, including work experience and personal statement, and may make an offer at any point within the stated tariff range.

Key staff

Dr Frank Currie
Subject Group Leader – Economics & Business Economics

Mr Jon Easter
Head of Department – Accounting, Finance and Economics

Dr Tassos Patokos
Programme Leader – Economics & Business Economics
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