Study economics for a constantly changing world. This degree allows you to specialise in economic statistics, while also exploring key areas of modern economy and society.
At Goldsmiths we encourage you to face the new and evolving challenges of economics today by thinking outside the box and marrying innovation with tradition. This degree allows you to investigate economics from different theoretical and empirical perspectives, developing an understanding of the social and business context of economics today.
Our BSc Economics with Econometrics provides you with an excellent grounding in economic theory with a further specialisation in economic statistics. This means you will not only study advanced modules in econometrics and economic mathematics, but you will also investigate broader empirical questions that explore the different uses of data within economics and the social sciences.
In the third year module 'From National Statistics to Big Data' we explore the latest research findings in the uses of new data sets, not only as utilized by economists, but also by other social scientists. This will help you gain cutting edge knowledge about how emerging technologies influence the statistical work that economists do.
London is the financial hub of the UK, and you will have access to today's business leaders, economists and policy practitioners, through both events taking place at the Institute of Management Studies and the Political Economy Research Centre.
Because we want to provide you with all the support for your future career you will be given the opportunity to apply for a limited number of placements that the College will source. These will occur at the end of your second year and would constitute a 15 credit option towards your degree. This will enhance your CV, bring theory and practical experience together, and help you develop industry contacts.
**Why study economics at Goldsmiths?**
Goldsmiths is the ideal environment to explore economics in new and imaginative ways informed by our current research. The Institute of Management Studies has academics doing research not only in Economics and Political Economy, but also in Consumer Theory, Management, Business Psychology, Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. But the research community with which you will come in contact with is much larger, as it includes leading experts from Sociology, Psychology, Computing, Media Studies, History, Politics, and other departments teaching optional modules in your second and third years.
Furthermore, Goldsmiths has a centre for interdisciplinary research in Economics and Political Economy (PERC) that organises lectures, seminars and a host of other events bringing celebrated speakers into Goldsmiths from around the world. Through lectures in the IMS and PERC you'll have access to today's business leaders, economists and policy practitioners. Recent guest speakers have included renowned development economist and best-selling author Ha-Joon Chang, businesswoman Nicola Horlick, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, and Nik Kinley, Director and Head of Talent Strategy at YSC.
Please note the BSc Economics with Econometrics only accepts applications for first year entry.
At Level 4 you will study Introductory Economics, Economic Reasoning, Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business, Finance and Accounting, Perspectives on Capital: Financial, Physical, Human, and Social, Mathematical Economics. At Level 5 Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Quantitative Economics, Applied Quantitative Economics, History of Economic Ideas, Economic History, Further Mathematics for Economics. Plus a choice of a module offered in IMS & other departments. At Level 6 International Economics, Public Economics, Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, From National Statistics to Big Data, at least one of the following two modules: Manias, Bubbles, Crises and Market Failure or Individual and Institutional Economic Behaviour. Plus a choice of 1/2 modules offered in the IMS and other departments.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.
You'll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.
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