Economics is concerned with the activities of different groups such as consumers, businesses and governments. It examines issues which are increasingly dealt with in the media such as debt, recession, unemployment, inflation, exchange rates, taxation, prices, the euro and much more.

Economics is relevant to the real world and is well regarded as a strong academic subject by universities and employers. It combines well with a range of other subjects and prepares students for a variety of careers.

  • Course Outline
    • Paper 1: Markets and business behaviour
      Assessed by a two hour written exam. Multiple choice questions, one data response question and one essay.

      Paper 2: The national and global economy
      Assessed by a two hour written exam. Multiple choice questions, one data response question and one essay.

      Paper 3: Microeconomics and macroeconomics
      Assessed by a two hour written exam. One data response question broken down into a number of parts including a choice of essays.

  • Career opportunities and further study
    • Economics opens many doors to degrees not just in Economics but in a wide range of disciplines from Maths, to Business or Politics. Students of Economics are adaptable and can transfer skills to any degree that they choose.

      There is a broad range of career paths that Economics students can pursue. For example studying Economics can take you to the civil service, who offer fast track schemes for Economics students. Other career areas include government, business, journalism, teaching and lecturing.

  • Trips and Events
    • Students are encouraged to enter Economics competitions which will be enjoyable and provide useful experience as part of their programme of study as well as seeking work experience placements related to Economics.

      They are also included in the Business Department U6 trip to New York.

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Entry Requirements 2019

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2019 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

What our students say

Economics has opened my eyes to the real world, I understand how the world works

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