What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Introduction to Economics
This introduction covers both microeconomics (the affairs of individual consumers, firms and government) and macroeconomics (the study of the economy as a whole).
Personal and Professional Skills for Contemporary Organisations
Learn about organisational behaviour and HRM concepts. Areas of focus include individual difference, personal development, people management and leadership.
Accounting and Finance
Delve into topics such as financing decisions, cost behaviour, cost-volume-profit analysis, absorption costing, variance analysis and budgeting.
The Economy, Society and Public Policy
This module will empower you with an understanding of pressing social problems from the perspective of an economist.
Study the changing world economy, developing insights into issues related to international trade, international finance, regional groupings and climate change.
Quantitative Methods for Economists
This module will equip you with the mathematical and statistical tools you will require later in your degree.
Second year modules
Microeconomics in Context: Learning Through Games and Simulations
Discover microeconomics: You’ll use games and simulations to understand the behaviour and interactions of individuals, businesses and the government.
Responsible Business in Society
Explore concepts like responsible business, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and sustainable development, and learn to understand them in a global context.
Computing Skills and Data Analysis for Economists
You’ll learn a valuable range of data-handling, software and statistical skills that are relevant for obtaining, processing and presenting economic and business data.
Macroeconomics: Managing the Economy
You’ll learn the ways that government policy affects the course of the economy through its influence on the rate of inflation, economic growth, and the level of employment.
Developing a Research Tool Kit for Economists
Prepare and complete a small action research project. It’s hands-on learning about research methodology, data analysis and formulating research questions.
The Digital Economy and the Business Environment
Gain the skills to operate successfully in the new economy. You’ll understand and appreciate the impact of conducting business electronically.
Year abroad modules
Spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Asia, North America or Australia. This is an outstanding opportunity to broaden your horizons in a different culture and environment, learn new skills and develop valuable international contacts while continuing your studies.
Placement year modules
Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt.
Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services.
The Centre for Professional Success is a dedicated team within the faculty who provide tailored support to students who are seeking a placement or internship. You'll also benefit from the University's Careers and Employability service based in Student Central.
Final year modules
Economics of Corporate Strategy
You’ll examine the strategic interactions between firms and the economic determinants of corporate strategy.
International Business Economics: Relationships Between Nations
You’ll explore international trade patterns, the business gains accruing from trade, and the international economic interdependence of countries.
Global Financial Crises: Past and Future
Learn about past financial crises that have occurred around the world and the optimal policies to prevent or mitigate the impact of future financial crises on the economy.
Apply knowledge learned on your degree in a real working environment on one of our unique internship opportunities - enhance your chance of getting a job at the same time.
You will complete a research project on a topic of interest to you under the direction of a member of staff.
Health Economics and Health Policy
Explore the challenges associated with health care systems, methods of economic evaluation, setting priorities using health economics and how policy makers influence healthcare practices and behaviours.
Environmental Economics and Climate Change Policy
This module will give you hands-on experience of how to look at important issues in environmental economics and will engage you in discussions on policy making.
Economic and Social Inequality in the 21st Century
You’ll learn about the causes and impact of inequality including how it shapes the economy and modern society. You’ll explore the role of public policy in reducing or exacerbating inequality.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.