Learn to understand how economic decisions at an individual, institutional and national level impact on the world we live in. Throughout your course you will investigate economic and financial problems, from local to international in scale, and learn to devise practical solutions to them. The topics we will explore include:
- Economic policy
- Environmental economics
- Responsible business behaviour
- Analysis techniques
- Corporate finance
- International finance.
We make sure your learning is always kept practical and relevant through field trips, live projects and experiments. You will also have opportunities to enter economics competitions both within the university and on a national or international scale. We have close links with businesses across the region, and you will regularly hear from high profile guest speakers. These connections also provide opportunities for networking, internships and work experience placements.
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.