On this course you will develop your knowledge of economic principles and learn to apply this to real situations and challenges. We will discuss how the economy is affected by issues relating to crime, fiscal policy, political issues and international constraints. You will also investigate how economic metrics can be used to measure and enhance collective happiness in society. Through practical investigation you will learn the essentials of econometrics modelling, and go beyond them to explore experimental economics.
We have close links with businesses across the region, and you will regularly hear from high profile guest speakers. This includes representatives from the Bank of England as well as well known private organisations. These connections also provide opportunities for networking, internships and work experience placements.
We make sure your learning is always kept practical and relevant by embedding field trips, live projects and experiments at every level of study. You will also have opportunities to enter economics competitions, both within the university and on a national or international scale.
While you study with us, we will fund your membership of the Royal Economic Society. This will enhance your professional profile in the industry. It also opens up extra opportunities for training and development, such as competitions, grants and conferences.
If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.