BA (Hons) Economics with Trade and Development
Over the past decade the issues of international trade and economic growth have gained substantial importance due to the rapid progression of globalisation.
Our Economics with International Trade and Development course uses distinctive perspectives to analyse the nature and scale of international trade as well as its importance for growth and development.
It will enable you to make sense of a range of global policy issues and develop your understanding of the global dimensions to many economic decisions and their impact on our economic and social well-being.
As a Economics student you’ll have access to our unique Trading Room facility. With 12 double-screen workstations, the room gives you a simulated experience of working in the fast-moving world of shares and trading. You can access sophisticated analysis tools and data on worldwide financial markets.
During your second year you have a variety of unique opportunities to get involved in such as studying abroad, enterprise project, community project, internship or simply continue with your studies. The course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement.
How you’re taught
On average you will receive minimum 12 - 15 hours of teaching per week from a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll then be expected to increase your understanding of the subject area through independent study for each module.
We use a mixture of teaching methods including traditional lectures and seminars, IT workshops, guest lectures, problem-based learning and group discussions. In addition to this you will also be involved in a variety of practical work such as individual and group presentations, student-led seminars, role play, industry-sponsored competitions and project work.
These are included to help you develop a range of practical skills such as time management, effective presentation, communication, customer focus, analytical, entrepreneurial and team working. All students will attend lectures and seminars at NTU’s City site, in the impressive Newton Building, home to Nottingham Business School.
You will also have a number of one-on-one tutor sessions during each year, which will allow you to:
- Discuss your personal and professional development.
- Discuss and gain feedback about your work.
- Ask questions about the projects you're working on.
- Raise any difficulties you are experiencing relating to your work, personal circumstances or your University experience.
You'll also use our virtual learning environment, NOW, which is a flexible web-based system that gives you 24-hour access to module learning materials and reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.
Through our personalised approach to learning we will provide you with a uniquely individualised experience to help you be the best you can be. We will help you to understand and reflect on your own experiences, to explore your aspirations and to create your own development plan. It’s about supporting you to understand your needs through the use of diagnostic tools and to design and implement an approach to learning that is personalised to you. You’ll also be able to take advantage of all of the fantastic opportunities associated with studying at our University. This includes volunteering, studying abroad, internships, placements, international summer schools and many more.
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Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
- Enhance your communication skills
- Enrich your experience when travelling abroad
- Boost your career prospects.
Careers and employability
Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:
- Seafright Forwarder
- Project Manager
- Assistant Economist
- Financial Advisor
- MI Analyst
In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:
- Kuehne and Nagel
- PwC UK
- BNP Paribas Real Estate
(Latest DLHE Survey Undergraduate results 2014/15)
In today's competitive job market a work placement is a valuable addition to your education. You'll gain vital real-life work experience that will make you stand out from the crowd and enhance your employability. Our Employability Team is here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.
Services they provide include:
- Finding placements, internships and part-time work
<li> Pursuing self-employment</li> <li> Taking gap years and time out</li> <li> Getting into volunteering</li> <li> Providing advice on further study.</li>
You will need one of the following:
- A-levels – BBB, excluding General Studies; or
- BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM; or
- 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, excluding General Studies; and
- GCSEs – English grade C and Maths grade B.
We will consider equivalent qualifications and combinations, please see our website or UCAS course search for details.
Getting in touch
If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.
International and EU students also need to meet our English language requirements.
You can also see a full list of alternative qualifications for EU and international students on our international website.
Are you an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course? You can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.
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Last updated January 30, 2018