Do you aspire to become an expert in economics? Modern economics is an exciting and challenging subject which explores the production, distribution and consumption of wealth and resources. You'll cover topics such as financial markets, globalisation, international and local trade, consumption and the way government and international policies influence such processes. You'll also delve into politics, identifying the issues and events that influence our rapidly changing global society.
The course opens doors to a wide range of career roles including industry economist, financial risk analyst, credit analyst and chartered accountant. Our accomplished and analytically-adept graduates are snapped up for high-flying and varied careers with KPMG, HM Treasury, Ernst and Young, and other private and public sector organisations. Our postgraduate programmes draw many students back to continue their learning.
* Feel confident and be inspired by a course rated 16th out of 70 in the Guardian League Tables 2013. Our Plymouth Business School was shortlisted for Business School of the Year 2012 in the annual Times Higher Education Awards.
* Develop an in-depth knowledge of economics and acquire key analytical and numerical skills. All named awards share a common core syllabus, which stresses the integration of theory and evidence in economic analysis and research.
* Discover how different countries are governed and ruled with the politics minor. You'll explore the relationships between nations, and critically debate political processes and systems.
* Tailor your degree to match your interests and your career goals, by studying economics alongside other subjects including business, social sciences and languages.
* Apply your skills in a work environment by taking our optional four year degree course, which contains an industrial placement, working full-time for a public or private sector organisation.
* Engage with current and past economic students with our Economics Society. Hear talks from visiting academics and professional economists and find out what our graduates are up to now. The Economics Society also awards a graduation prize for best academic paper in the final year.
* Think sustainably – in your final year you may choose to take Environmental and Resource Economics and analyse the issue of environmental and resource scarcity and the possible policy responses to market failure.
* Open doors to a wide range of career roles including industry economist, financial risk analyst, credit analyst and chartered accountant. Our accomplished and analytically-adept graduates are snapped up for high-flying and varied careers with KPMG, HM Treasury, Ernst and Young, and other private and public sector organisations. Our postgraduate programmes draw many students back to continue their learning.
In your first year, you'll explore the world of economics and learn how to interpret economic data. You'll build up a range of principles and theories and develop quantitative methods and study skills that will provide a firm foundation for further studies. You'll also learn the main concepts and theories of British and European politics and increase your understanding of politics, power and political systems.
In your second year, you'll build on the core syllabus of the first year, and develop your knowledge of theories and methods that are central to modern economic analysis. You'll study micro and macro economics in depth and improve your quantitative skills with econometrics. You'll further develop your knowledge of politics through topics including Britain and the EU, modern liberal democracies, political analysis and strategy and public policy.
Get paid for hands-on work experience and develop your economic flair during our optional industrial placement. We'll support you to find the most suitable private or public sector placement. With the guidance of your host organisation, plus support from academic staff on your course, this provides an extremely valuable opportunity to apply and deepen your knowledge and to develop a range of skills that will be invaluable to your future career.
In your final year, you'll research a dedicated honours project on a subject of your choice. You'll learn more about the global economy and specialise in business, finance or economics topics. You can study a number of economics topics including economics of renewable energies in the UK and issues relating to environmental and economic sustainability, or discover more about politics by opting for modules from new politics of East/Central Europe to local government and electoral behaviour.
Assessment is 19% Exams and 81% Coursework
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