How has the pandemic changed the world economy? How can we best combat global warming?
Economics can be applied to every aspect of our lives. In this programme you will gain the practical and transferable skills needed to solve real-world problems, addressing important social issues and policy questions.
Through testing your understanding of theory with real-world examples, you will gain invaluable experience for your future career.
You will be taught about the different methods of reasoning and tools used by economists to tackle issues and problems of economic policy and develop the skills needed for interpreting real-world economic events.
You will learn to source information and perform portfolio analysis. With access to a dedicated Bloomberg trading room and the Reuters Market Data System, you will be using the same tools as industry professionals, ensuring that when you graduate you have the key skills required for a job in the industry.
In Years 2 and 3, you will be able to choose from a range of optional modules to tailor your degree to your own interests.
In your first year you will gain a strong grounding in the principles of economics and their application to real-world problems.
In your second year, you will study economic theory and applications, and apply economic reasoning to specialist topics.
You will develop a strong understanding of microeconomics, the study of individuals and business decisions, and macroeconomics, which looks at the decisions of countries and governments.
You will also learn to use quantitative skills in the identification and analysis of economic problems.
In your third year, you will learn to apply economic reasoning to applied topics in economics, tailoring your expertise to your personal interests and career aspirations.
You will discuss, analyse, and evaluate policy to assess the performance of national economies and of the global economy.
This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost their employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.