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The three year BSc in Economics is designed if you need additional preparation prior to undergraduate level study. The first year of the programme is intended to provide a foundation in both knowledge and academic skills for the more specialist subjects in years two and three.
What was the root cause of the current inflation and when will it be tamed? How will tackling climate change impact the economy? Will Bitcoin become the new global currency? What are the economic lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic? Is Artificial Intelligence going to replace the human workforce?
Economics is one of the major disciplines that can answer these questions and others and is a subject vital to Governments, companies, and individuals. Our fast-track 2-year Economics programme is designed to give you the tools of analysis and knowledge to develop towards understanding these questions and to develop you into skilled economic minds.
You will explore these topics and many others. The course is designed to equip students with the quantitative and analytical skills to progress into economics-related jobs in finance, business and consulting, as well as preparing them for master’s level study.
As a student, you will study macroeconomics, development economics, financial markets, microeconomic behaviour, data science, econometrics, and energy economics. We also add practical real-world analysis and policy applications to ensure theory and reality are given appropriate weighting. We regularly host events with The Vinson Centre (on campus) and other seminars where you can see the latest research from academics and practitioners from across the UK and wider world, speak to alumni now working in the world of government, economics and finance and, learn from our own academics’ research.
You will join an international community of students, staff and alumni. Our academics offer a supportive, diverse and creative environment for you to explore your interests and ensure a successful educational experience.
A dedicated professional development course runs through the degree covering academic and job market skills. You will also benefit from internships and research opportunities in the Vinson Centre for Economics and Entrepreneurship.
Many graduates continue their studies with us at master’s level or careers in banking and financial markets, corporate finance, economic consultancy and think tanks.
We are the beneficiaries of a substantial endowment from Nobel prize-winning economist Ronald Coase and offer several generous scholarships for students with a passion for Economics. We especially encourage women and ethnic minorities to apply. Coase Scholarship details and eligibility criteria.