Social Sciences: Economics

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Our degrees are full-time honours programmes of three years' duration, with the exception of the MEcon programme, which lasts for four years.

Students eligible for a UK student loan can apply for four years’ worth of loans for M.Econ. The government does not issue student loans for one year masters degrees.

MAJOR/MINOR

L100 BSc. Economics can be combined with another subject as a minor. For further information, go to the L100 BSc. Economics page or click here.


Applied Economics is also offered as minor subject. For more information click here.

Students taking a minor in Applied Economics will take three compulsory modules (Economics for Non-Economists, International Trade Theory and Policy, and Development Economics). They will choose two optional modules. Examples of optional modules include Experiments in Economics, Health Policy and Economics and The Management of Risk and Uncertainty.

NOTE: A new degree is available for 2014 entry onwards. BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics is administered by the Philosophy department.

“I now feel more confident in many areas of economics, and in using my analytical skills. The course has allowed me to pursue a wide range of modules, not just in economics but also management and finance modules.”

Nadine Okorefe, BSc Economics and Finance

National Student Survey

In the 2013 National Student Survey 89% of our BSc Economics students were satisfied with the learning resources.

Economics facilities including Bloomberg suite

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