Middlesex University

Course Introduction

Economic principles play an important role in the daily choices that we make and is fundamental to how we live our daily lives, impacting on aspects of society from banking and financial services to public policy, education and healthcare. We provide our students with the necessary tools to address economic problems in the real world, ensuring graduates are self-motivated and ambitious learners who are able to confidently navigate their future career path.

**Why study BSc Economics at Middlesex University?**

The study of Economics is concerned with a wide range of issues such as the production, consumption and pricing of goods and services, the study of incentives, the effect of social interactions on economics outcome, monetary and fiscal policies, and decision-making. Through stimulating theory, quantitative methods and debate students explore the key factors that influence economic forces and learn to apply knowledge to real world problems.

The BSc Economics challenges students to grow and perform at a high level, helping them to acquire the technical knowledge, analytical skills and critical thinking that are in demand across many industry sectors and fields. Our degree can lead to a wide range of careers and roles in sectors such as finance, economics, banking, energy and policy, including business analyst, economic consultant, investment analyst, researcher, pricing strategist and policy analyst.

Highly active in areas at the forefront of economics, from applied microeconomics and networks to banking, trade and applied industrial organisations, our academics use their research to inform both the knowledge they deliver and the innovative teaching methods they use. For example students are taught by some of the world's leading experts in the cutting-edge field of behavioural economics, with our Behavioural Economics Group ranked in the top 10 in the UK overall in Experimental Economics (RePEC, 2014).

**Course highlights**

Our teaching staff are active researchers and are widely published in areas including: behavioural and experimental economics, microeconomics, and econometrics.

Work placements are an invaluable opportunity to gain employability skills so we have introduced two options by which students can integrate this into their time at Middlesex. Students who wish to do a placement can take either a 36 week 3rd year sandwich placement as part of a 4 year degree or two 18 week summer placements allowing students to complete within 3 years

In your final year you can choose one of three specialist pathways (Quantitative Economics, Business Economics, Financial Economics) or select from all of our Economics modules for a non-pathway route.

Our academics provide excellent student support through: the Virtual Learning Platform, high levels of office-hour availability and the production and distribution of quality learning materials and computer experiments.

You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including Chartered Management Institutes' Management Direct Resource Hub and Datastream.

Course Modules

Foundation Year: Understanding the Context of Business, SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology),Foundation Mathematics, Foundation Project. Year 1: Principles of Microeconomics (30 credits) - Compulsory, Principles of Macroeconomics (30 credits) - Compulsory, Statistics and Inference (30 credits) - Compulsory, Quantitative Techniques 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory, Placement (60 Credits) - Optional. Year 2: Microeconomics (30 credits) - Compulsory, Macroeconomics (30 credits) - Compulsory, Econometrics (30 credits) - Compulsory, Quantitative Techniques 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory, Placement (60 or 120 Credits) - Optional Year 3: Advanced Microeconomics (30 credits) - Optional, Advanced Macroeconomics (30 credits) - Optional, Advanced Econometrics (30 credits) - Optional, Research Topics in Economics (30 credits) - Optional, Social Network and Labour Economics (30 credits) - Optional, Development Economics (30 credits) - Optional, Behavioural Economics (30 credits) - Optional, Industrial Organisation (30 credits) - Optional, Trade: Theory and Policy (30 credits) - Optional, Experimental Economics (30 credits) - Optional, Banking Theory and Practice (30 credits) - Optional, Financial Risk Management in Banking (30 credits) - Optional, Monetary Policy (30 credits) - Optional, International Finance (30 credits) - Optional, Finance (30 credits) - Optional, Investment Analysis (30 credits) - Optional.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a minimum of 5.5 in each componentTOEFL (iBT)72.0With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in readingPTE Academic51.0With at least 51 in all components