Bachelor's Degree in International Economics in United Kingdom

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Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

BA in International Economics focuses on the aspects of doing trade and marketing on international perspective with keen focus on the financial economics that drive the international markets.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom and Britain, is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.The two most famous (and oldest) universities are Oxford and Cambridge (often referred to as Oxbridge by many Britons) England also has several other world-class institutions, including several in London (notably Imperial College, the London School of Economics, University College London and King's College London, all are part of London University)

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BA/BSc Economics and International Economics

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Covering international trade and financial economics, this course offers students the opportunity to graduate with either a BA or a BSc qualification according to their module choice. [+]

Best Bachelors in International Economics in United Kingdom 2017. BA/BSc Economics and International Economics This course is particularly well-suited to those who wish to study international trade and international aspects of financial economics. It will provide you with core training in economics, combined with a special focus on a range of aspects of international economics, including international trade, development and monetary economics, in which the school has a worldwide reputation. Modules in international economics form a significant element of this course, but there is also ample opportunity to take modules offered by other schools in the University. As with the BA/BSc Economics degree, there are two quantitative pathways through the degree: econometrics or quantitative economics. This course is available as either a BA/BSc; the choice is yours and is determined by the modules you select in years two and three. As a graduate, you will have a thorough knowledge of economic theory and how it is applied to the real world, particularly in relation to international trade, monetary economics and globalisation. You will also be familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice. Year one In your first year, you will study the core of our BA/BSc Economics course with additional modules in the economics of integration, focusing on the key principles and the largest customs union in the world: the EU. If you have A level maths, you may choose either econometrics or quantitative economics and will take a year-long module in Writing Economics to ensure that your transition from school or college to university is smooth. Year two This year will help develop your knowledge of the theoretical framework for international trade and money, including topics such as globalisation, off‑shoring, monetary policy and the business cycle. There is a choice of quantitative pathways and those who wish to emphasise the international dimension of their degree can apply to spend a semester of their second year studying abroad. Year three Modules in international economics typically occupy half of your final year. Pitched at an advanced level, they cover a range of theoretical and applied topics in monetary economics, international trade and macroeconomics. Under the guidance of your academic tutor, you will also undertake a year-long dissertation on a topic of your choice. Optional modules reflect the research specialisms of academic staff and make up around one-third of the final year. You can choose from those offered by the School of Economics or elsewhere in the University. Entry requirements A levels: A*AA-AAA not including general studies (A*ABB for those taking four full A levels and completing them in the same year) GCSEs: An A in GCSE maths is the absolute minimum requirement for all economics courses unless you are taking AS or A level maths English language requirements If you have not studied using the medium of English for your entire secondary education or do not have GCSE English or equivalent at grade B or above you will be asked to achieve the following IELTS score: IELTS: 7.0 including 7.0 in reading and writing, and no less than 6.0 in speaking or listening Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information. International applicants Alternative entry requirements for those with international fees status are as follows: International Baccalaureate: 36 including bonus points ISC/CBSE: 90% in year 12 Foundation programmes: 70% Alternative qualifications View the alternative qualifications page for details. Flexible admissions policy In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information. Notes for applicants We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the department and the University. Candidates for full-time admission are considered on the basis of their Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) form. When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors additional to, and in some cases instead of, formal examination results. Selection of those applicants to whom we will make an offer will be based upon a combination of the candidate's academic record and an assessment of all the information provided in their UCAS application form, their academic reference and their personal statement. Modules Typical year one modules Core modules Careers and Employability for Economists Economic Integration I Economic Integration II Introduction to Macroeconomics Introduction to Microeconomics Writing Economics Either: Introductory Econometrics Mathematical Economics or: Quantitative Economics I Quantitative Economics II At least one of: Current Economic Issues Economic Perspectives Growth and Development in Long-Run Historical Perspective Plus 20 credits to use either on further economics modules or modules from any other school (most optional modules are 10 credits each). Optional modules Current Economic Issues II Economic Perspectives Growth and Development in Long-Run Historical Perspective Typical year two modules Core modules International Trade Macroeconomic Theory Microeconomic Theory Monetary Economics Either: Econometrics I Econometrics II or: Quantitative Economics III Quantitative Economics IV Plus 10 credits of approved economics modules and 20 credits to use either on further economics modules or modules from other schools. Optional modules Development Economics Environmental and Resource Economics Experimental and Behavioural Economics Financial Economics Industrial Economics Introduction to Political Economy Labour Economics Public Sector Economics Typical year three modules Core modules Advanced International Trade Theory Advanced Monetary Economics Dissertation International Money and Macroeconomics International Trade Policy Plus 30 credits mostly from a list of economics modules. Optional modules Advanced Development Economics Advanced Econometric Theory Advanced Environmental and Resource Economics Advanced Experimental and Behavioural Economics Advanced Financial Economics Advanced Labour Economics Advanced Macroeconomics Advanced Mathematical Economics Advanced Microeconomics Advanced Public Economics I Advanced Time Series Econometrics Health Economics Industrial Organisation Numerical Methods Political Economy Topics in Econometrics The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Study abroad The University of Nottingham has one of the biggest and most diverse study abroad programmes in the UK, and those who have studied abroad often say that it was the highlight of their time as a student. On this course, you can apply to spend part of your second year at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia or take a semester at one of our international partner universities in locations such as Australia, Canada and Japan. You'll get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture and will study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham (teaching is in English). Careers The growth of economic awareness has increased the demand for economics graduates and a degree from Nottingham really will give you a head start in your career. At Nottingham you will acquire a strong academic foundation and a range of excellent economic and transferable skills, such as the ability to study independently and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. You will also have the capacity to grasp complicated economic concepts, whether they are mathematical or philosophical in nature. Our graduates opt for a wide variety of careers, including investment banking, accountancy, tax consultancy, working in government offices, auditing, derivatives trading, management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and many more. We recognise that graduates often need more than just a great degree to make their CV stand out from the crowd so we also work with students to help them obtain internships and work experience with top employers. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 93% of first-degree graduates in the School of Economics who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,505 with the highest being £65,000.* *Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Careers support and advice Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students. [-]

Bachelor in Economics

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Due to its structure and the way it’s taught, Economics is recognised as a good source of transferable skills. Our recent graduates have embarked on a wide range of careers, including management, accountancy and banking, as well as economics itself. Surveys have regularly found Economics to be one of the top four subjects for graduate pay. [+]

What causes inflation? Can unemployment be reduced? Can tax be equitable and efficient? These are some of the questions economists try to answer. They also seek to understand issues such as: how do people decide what to buy and what job to do? How do firms decide what to produce and what to charge? What determines the profit they earn? Due to its structure and the way it’s taught, Economics is recognised as a good source of transferable skills. Our recent graduates have embarked on a wide range of careers, including management, accountancy and banking, as well as economics itself. Surveys have regularly found Economics to be one of the top four subjects for graduate pay. In the latest review, all aspects of our teaching had the highest rating. Many of our lecturers have an international reputation. This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: ABB GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma: 35 points Essential subjects: To include Economics. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year one minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions. Advanced entry Not available Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Additional information General entrance requirements apply Mathematics Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or Level 4 or equivalent. If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. INTO University of Stirling INTO University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. These courses offer a route to study at the University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. International Foundation Successful completion of the International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing to the required standard provides direct entry to year two of this degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Structure and content You will take Economics plus two other subjects in Year 1. Economics may be studied as part of a General degree or to Honours level, either on its own or in combination with other subjects. You will have numerous opportunities to develop appropriate work-related skills at every stage of your studies, culminating in the Professional Development and Practice module in Semester 8 which helps you prepare for entering the workplace. Semesters 1 - 4 You will take the following core modules: Introductory Microeconomics: This module analyses how individual markets work, how prices are set, how resources are allocated in an economy and how firms and households respond to changing market conditions Introductory Macroeconomics: Macroeconomics is concerned with issues relating to the economy as a whole such as the general standard of living, unemployment and inflation You will move on to study Intermediate Micro-economics and Intermediate Macroeconomics, which build on the work done in the introductory modules. You will also take Introduction to Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Business in Semester 4. Semesters 5 - 8 All Honours students take core advanced modules designed to develop their knowledge and understanding of the central methods of economic analysis and major policy issues. These are: Using Economic Data Advanced Macroeconomics Advanced Microeconomics Economic Policy In the final year, you will write a dissertation on a subject of your choice. The remainder of the course consists of a number of options, such as: Financial Economics; Monetary Economics and Environmental Economics. Combined Honours students take the same core modules as Single Honours students but replace some of the Economics options with modules in their other subject. Elective Modules ECNU3NV - Environmental Economics ECNU3EE - Energy Economics ECNU3AX - Applied Economics I ECNU3AY - Applied Economics II ECNU3MY - Monetary Economics ECNU3FE - Financial Economics Delivery and assessment There are typically two or three lectures per week on each module. You also attend a weekly meeting in a smaller group, either a tutorial or a seminar, for each module. Your final grade for each module is based on 40 percent for coursework and 60 percent for the examination. Usually the coursework consists of two class tests and some tutorial preparation. In the first two years, a good performance in your coursework gains you exemption from the examination. Study abroad opportunities You have the opportunity to study abroad through Stirling's well-established connections with several international universities. Strengths A high standard of teaching Teaching provision in Economics has been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and achieved the highest possible rating of ‘commendable’ in all aspects. Many of our lecturers have an international reputation in their specialisms and are at the forefront of research. These strengths are reflected in the modules we offer and underline our commitment to quality in teaching. Strong research improves teaching quality. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 15% of our research was rated as world-leading and a further 45% as internationally excellent, placing us in the top four Economics units of assessment in Scotland and the top 25 in the UK. Flexible degree courses The Stirling degree is modular and therefore highly flexible. You are not committed to taking the course for which you applied. You do not need to commit yourself to a particular course before the end of your second year. In the third and fourth years there is a range of courses available that allow you to specialise in Economics or to combine the study of Economics with one or two other subjects. Useful skills The structure of our degrees helps to develop useful skills. Assessment is based on coursework as well as examinations. This helps to build up independent learning skills. Communication skills are developed in tutorials where students present arguments orally. Our quantitative modules develop skills in using computers and presenting statistically based arguments. Most Honours students write a dissertation in their final year on which they work independently with a staff supervisor. A good performance can enhance career prospects as many employers and postgraduate admission selectors are particularly looking for the ability to work independently on a project. Good information about your progress The Stirling system of basing grades partly on coursework marked during the semester and on awarding grades for each module taken at the end of each semester means that you are kept well-informed about your progress throughout your university career. A degree result that fairly reflects all your work at Honours level In determining the class of an Honours degree, examiners take into account the grades achieved in all the modules taken in the third and fourth years. There are no final examinations covering work in earlier semesters - many students only do a dissertation in their final semester and have no exams at all at the end of their fourth year. Thus your degree result depends on a range of work done over two years, rather than solely on your performance in examinations concentrated in a few days right at the end of your university career. The rules that the Examiners use to determine the class of degree are published, so you can work out semester by semester what class of degree you are likely to get, and make adjustments to your work effort to achieve the result you want. Career opportunities Economic graduates rank among top 10 earners A Which? University report (April 2015) highlights that Economics graduates rank 7th in the top subjects for graduate starting salaries. Where are our graduates now? Economics graduates are currently working around the world in countries such as: Thailand, Finland, Canada, Luxembourg, Columbia, Malaysia, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and Norway. Economics graduates are currently helping shape the performance of the following organisations: Accenture BMW Group Lloyds Banking Group Universities around the world Barclays Bank AEGON UK PriceWaterhouseCoopers BNP Paribas Local and central government Disney Merrill Lynch Deutsche Bank John Lewis IBM Economics graduates entering work in the past two years have progressed into roles such as: Debt Products Analyst, Merrill Lynch Economic Analyst, Scottish Water Insurance Consultant, Aviva Credit Risk Analyst, Lloyds Banking Group Graduates of Stirling’s Economics degree from five to ten years ago are now working as: Personal Banker, JPMorgan Chase & Co Compliance Auditor, National Lottery Commission Global Transition Manager, Standard Life Investments Partner (International Trade), Clydesdale Bank Portfolio Manager, Bergen Energi Senior Treasury Analyst, Royal Bank of Scotland Some of our more established graduates are currently employed as: Principal Research Officer, Scottish Government Head of Business Transformation, AEGON Scottish Equitable Investment Manager, Deutsche Bank Head of Risk, Capital One (Europe) Plc Senior Economist, Government Economic Service Executive Director, Goldman Sachs An Economics degree can be a solid foundation upon which to base your career and some of our graduates have use this to progress into some potentially less obvious career including: Senior Procurator Fiscal (Crown Office), Group Finance Director (Kwik-Fit Group), HR Partner (Robertson Group), Global Procurement Manager (Syngenta Crop Protection), Assistant Export Manager (British Trade International), Senior Marketing Analyst (Equifax), IT Specialist (IBM Australia), Social Workers, Teachers and Member of Parliament across the UK. Stirling Management School’s Careers Mentoring Scheme The Careers Mentoring Scheme is open to all 3rd and 4th year students across Stirling Management School. Mentoring is widely recognised as an effective tool for enhancing your career prospects and of ensuring informed choice. This scheme is designed to provide additional support as you progress through your studies, as well as preparing your for progression into your desired professions. Mentors are all former students of Stirling Management School who know what it is like to be unsure about future career plans. They are keen to pass on tips relating to potential careers and applying for jobs. The benefits of the scheme include: Improving your employability skills Building your confidence and self-esteem when applying for jobs Searching and applying for suitable jobs, writing CVs, interview skills Providing an insight into the world of work and a particular industry For more information, and to discover other ways in which our alumni get involved with our students, visit Getting involved Internship – What they are and why you should consider doing one? An internship is an opportunity offered by an employer to students (or interns) over a fixed, limited period of time, which enables the student to gain practical experience. The Career Development Centre has details of internships available around the world with large private sector organisations, as well as opportunities with smaller local businesses which are promoted through both the Third Sector Internship Scheme, the Saltire Foundation, and our very own Stirling Internship Programme. As a student, you will automatically be registered onto the University’s Vacancy & Events System which means that you will receive regular updates regarding new opportunities as they become available. Six reasons why you should consider an internship: Boost your CV and stand out from the crowd in order to have an edge in the graduate job market Make professional connections which may lead to the offer of a job upon graduation Test your career choices – internships can ease your transition into future careers or alternatively, help you decide that you don’t want to work in that area after all ‘Real world’ business experience, enabling you to put theory into practice Develop transferable skills such as communication, team working, problem solving, decision-making, initiative and creativity Help fund your studies by earning a full-time salary during the vacation periods [-]

BSc European Economics (German)

University of Kent, School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

On our European Economics (German) programme, you have the opportunity to study for a year at a partner university in Germany. [+]

Best Bachelors in International Economics in United Kingdom 2017. Economics examines some of the profound issues in our life and times: economic growth and sustainable development, unemployment, inflation, poverty, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, environmental and natural resource problems, international trade and aid to poor countries, currencies and the balance of payments, the impact of minimum wages and the problems of global economic change are just some of the areas covered. On our European Economics (German) programme, you have the opportunity to study for a year at a partner university in Germany. The first year of this programme introduces you to the ways in which economists think about different issues and the kinds of tools that economists use for analysing real economic problems. In your second and final years, you take compulsory modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitatitve economics, together with a number of specialised modules from the wide variety offered by the School. Independent rankings Economics at Kent was ranked 8th in The Guardian University Guide 2017. In the National Student Survey 2016, 92% of Economics students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. For graduate prospects, Economics at Kent was ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide. Of Economics students who graduated from Kent in 2015, 92% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE). Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9250 UK/EU; £13810 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: BSc (Hons) Honours type: European honours UCAS code: L174 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time Duration: 4 years full-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 [-]

BSc European Economics

University of Kent, School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our four-year European Economics degree follows the Economics single honours programme with an opportunity to study in France, Germany, Greece or Spain. [+]

Economics examines some of the profound issues in our life and times: economic growth and sustainable development, unemployment, inflation, poverty, emerging market economies, financial and monetary crises, environmental and natural resource problems, international trade and aid to poor countries, currencies and the balance of payments, the impact of minimum wages and the problems of global economic change are just some of the areas covered. The European Economics degree follows the Economics single honours programme with an opportunity to study in France, Germany, Greece or Spain. The first year of this programme introduces you to the way in which economists think about different issues and develops the kinds of tools that economists use for analysing real economic problems. In your second and final years, you take compulsory modules in macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitatitve economics, together with a number of specialised modules from the wide variety offered by the School. Independent rankings Economics at Kent was ranked 8th in The Guardian University Guide 2017. In the National Student Survey 2016, 92% of Economics students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. For graduate prospects, Economics at Kent was ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide. Of Economics students who graduated from Kent in 2015, 92% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE). Fees The 2017/18 tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9250 UK/EU; £13810 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts Schools: School of Economics Subject areas: Economics Award: BSc (Hons) Honours type: European honours UCAS code: L171 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time Duration: 4 years full-time Start: 18 September 2017 Accredited by: University of Kent Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 [-]