BA (Hons) Economics

General

Program Description

Why choose this course?

Choose an economics degree with a difference. We specialise in applied economics, setting you apart from graduates of more traditional courses. You’ll gain a solid grounding in economic theory but use that theory to address real-world business challenges. It’s a dynamic, modern degree which fosters all the skills, vision and analytical thinking you need as an applied economist in business or consultancy. You’ll handle economic data, undertake research and reach high professional standards.

Is this course for you?

If you want a qualification that adds kudos to your CV, BA (Hons) Economics is for you. Economics graduates with knowledge of business and leadership – who can shape policy and drive change – are in great demand globally.

How you will learn

Practical scenarios are the cornerstone of this course. You could create an investment portfolio, take part in business panel debates and competitions, present your economic analysis at conferences, or create videos to bring your research to life. Our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab offers you hands-on experience with information and technology used by financial professionals worldwide.

Opportunities and experiences

Our Applied Economics Project involves solving a real problem for a real business and you can deepen your insights further still with an optional placement year or summer internship. You have the chance to achieve the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate alongside your degree too.

Careers and employability

You’ll graduate with an impressive portfolio of business, research and analytical skills. It’s your gateway to a coveted graduate training scheme, well-rewarded financial consultancy role or careers in government departments, development agencies and charities.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Here at the University of Derby, we believe anything is possible. With a broad range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, we can help you get your career off to a great star ... Read More

Here at the University of Derby, we believe anything is possible. With a broad range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, we can help you get your career off to a great start. We know how important it is to have the best teaching, and we’re proud to be rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework; but we also offer so much more, with some of the best university facilities in the country, opportunities for industry experience and practical, hands-on learning to make your studies relevant to life after graduation. To help broaden your horizons, we offer a wide range of opportunities to study abroad, whatever your subject – a great way to experience a different culture, meet new people and add to your CV. Read less