City, University of London

Course Introduction

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. On top of a highly applied course structure there are multiple opportunities for students to broaden their horizons by European exchange and placement year schemes and through student'led Economics Society activities. Recent placements have been with HM Treasury, RBS, GlaxoSmithKline, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence, Goldman Sachs and the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Course Modules

The first year lays the analytical and conceptual foundations of economics with examples of real'world applications of economics to important fundamental problems. First year core modules include: Mathematics and statistics – 4 modules, Introduction to macroeconomics, Introduction to microeconomics, Topics in applied macroeconomics and Topics in applied microeconomics. The second year builds on these foundations with intermediate'level core modules. You can also see how economics is applied to areas of interest by choosing from elective modules in Global financial markets, International trade, Intermediate mathematical methods and Public economics. Second year core modules include: Intermediate macroeconomics, Intermediate microeconomics, Introductory econometricsand Intermediate econometrics. The final year gives you the opportunity to consolidate quantatative foundations and define your fields of interest within economics via elective modules. The final year core modules are Applied econometrics and Financial economics.

Elective modules include: Advanced quantitative economics, Development economics, Labour economics.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)