Course details

A Levels AAA Other entry requirements
UCAS code L1N3
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Accounting and Financial Management Mathematics Statistics Economics

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Department of Economics
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Department of Economics

94% of graduates secured employment or further study within six months of completing their course
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Course description

This course will give you a solid grounding in modern economic theory, as well as covering techniques of applied economic analysis and the analytical tools essential for an understanding of finance.

You'll learn about the basic frameworks of microeconomics (the decisions of individuals and firms) and macroeconomics (wider economic issues such as inflation and unemployment). You'll also take modules in mathematical and statistical methods for economics, along with specialist modules dealing with the financial sector and its instruments.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA including Maths
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification AAB including B in Maths + A. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths
BTEC DD + grade A in A Level Maths
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Maths
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAAAB + B in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A + AA including Maths
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Department of Economics website

First year

Core modules:

Economic Analysis and Policy
Introductory Finance for Economics
Mathematical Methods for Economics 2
Statistical Methods for Economics

Optional modules:

Classical and Contemporary Thinkers in Economics
Economic History of Britain and the Modern World

Second year

Core modules:

Further Mathematical Methods for Economics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Money, Banking and Finance

Optional modules:

Applied Macroeconomics
The Economics of Social Issues

Third year

Core modules:

Modern Finance
Monetary Economics

Optional modules:

Development Economics
Economic Analysis of Inequality and Poverty
Economics Undergraduate Dissertation 1
Economics Undergraduate Dissertation 2
Education Economics
Further Econometrics
Game Theory for Economists
Health Economics
Industrial Organisation
International Trade
Labour Economics
Political Economy
The International Economy
Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics
Topics in Advanced Microeconomics

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Department of Economics

We have an international reputation for practical and real-world economics. You'll be taught by some of the top economic experts in their field and you'll receive the latest cutting-edge teaching from people that care passionately about their subject. Our staff advise government departments in the UK such as the Department for Work and Pensions and global organisations including the World Bank. Their expertise helps shape government policies and aims to improve people's lives.

We're one of the few stand alone economics departments in the north of England. Our graduates are in demand by some of the country's top economics employers such as the Bank of England, PwC, IBM and HM Treasury. We're large enough to offer a wide variety of optional specialised modules, but small enough so that you will get to know your tutors personally and build life-long friendships with the other students on your course.

You'll be based in our newly refurbished building in the heart of the campus. You will experience some of your teaching in our state-of-the-art classrooms in the same building as our staff offices. You'll also have your own social space with computer access.

Department of Economics website

What our graduates do

‭Some of our graduates become professional ‭economists in government, industry or the City. Others enter related professions - banking, ‭insurance, accountancy, sales and marketing and ‭retail management.

‭Recent graduates are now working for the Bank of England, HM Treasury, the Houses of Parliament, PwC, Deloitte, IBM and Rolls Royce. Some prefer to advance their knowledge by studying economics at postgraduate level.

Student profile

"My advice would be... do a bit of research about the course, find out if you want to do economics and just go there with an open mind and be enthusiastic about the prospect of learning."

Adam Ellerington

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