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City, University of London

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 6 (B) in mathematics and grade 4 (C) in English

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Contact the Department for acceptable subjects

UCAS Tariff

136

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Economics

Discover the key concepts of economics, focusing on the link between theory and real-world application. This flexible world-class degree will prepare you for a wide range of career and study options in economics, business and finance.

This course is for students who want to explore current economic theory and the sheer scope of its relevance and application in today’s world. With a focus on the practical link between theory and real-world application, this degree will help you to understand economics in theory and practice and learn the mathematics and statistics that underpin economics. You will also develop the quantitative and analytical skills to evaluate the economic dimension of wider social and political issues, such as the impact of immigration on natives, the organisation of healthcare systems, the negotiation of free-trade agreements or financial regulation.

This flexible degree has been designed for students who are interested in a broad range of future careers and postgraduate study options in the areas of economics, business and finance. Studying with experts in the field, in a dynamic, supportive environment, you will develop highly transferable skills that will be of value in postgraduate study, employment and self-employment.

This stimulating degree enables you to study core economic principles and issues. You will develop a broad understanding of the subject – from microeconomic issues of decision and choice and the production and exchange of goods, through to the interdependency of markets and economic welfare. You will also explore macroeconomic issues, such as employment, national income, the balance of payments and distribution of income, inflation, growth and business cycles, money and finance.

This stimulating degree will introduce you to the broad scope of economics, exploring key questions such as: how do its theories apply to the production, distribution, and consumption of services and goods, such as food and fuel? What are the economic aspects of social and political issues?

With a focus on real-world application, this flexible degree, will prepare you for a range of career and post-graduate opportunities. You will develop highly transferable skills much favoured by today’s employers, such as problem solving, a deep understanding of economic ideas and theory, and their real-world application. Our graduates are in high demand, with alumni from our programmes currently working at organisations such as KPMG, Bloomberg, PwC, Deloitte, HM Treasury, Ernst & Young, the Department for Transport and Goldman Sachs.

To help you fulfil your future ambitions and stand out from the crowd, you will have the opportunity to broaden your horizons with our European exchange and placement year schemes and by participating in our student-led Economics Society.

Modules

The first year lays the analytical and conceptual foundations of economics with examples of real-world application of economics to important fundamental problems. Year one is made up of 120 credits which consists of six core modules and two elective modules.

1st year compulsory core modules:
- Introduction to macroeconomics (15 credits)
- Introduction to microeconomics (15 credits)
- Topics in applied macroeconomics (15 credits)
- Topics in applied microeconomics (15 credits)
- Data Analysis 1 & 2 (30 credits).

Year two consists of modules that make up 120 credits.

The second year builds on year one, with six intermediate-level core modules. You will also discover how economics is applied to your areas of interest by choosing two elective modules from a range of options in global financial markets, international trade, intermediate mathematical methods and public economics.

2nd year core modules:
- Intermediate macroeconomics 1 & 2 (30 credits)
- Intermediate microeconomics 1 & 2 (30 credits)
- Introductory econometrics (15 credits)
- Intermediate econometrics (15 credits).

Elective modules:
- Global financial markets (15 credits)
- International trade (15 credits)
- Intermediate mathematical methods (15 credits)
- Public economics (15 credits).

Year three consists of modules that make up 120 credits.

In the final year, you will take two core modules, and have the opportunity to consolidate quantitative foundations and define your fields of interest within economics by choosing 90 credits of elective modules.

3rd year core modules:
- Applied econometrics (15 credits)
- Financial economics (15 credits).

Our third year elective list for economics is distinctively broad, allowing you many options to specialise.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based mainly on coursework and unseen examination. Your coursework may consist of:

Standard essays
Individual and group presentations
Group reports
Classwork
Unseen tests
Problem sets

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Economics

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
low
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Administrative occupations: finance

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

£39k

£39k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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