Explore the more technical side of economics and use mathematical methods to analyse economic systems, and put skills into practice with a placement year in industry.
Develop an understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of economics and econometric methods, and how the two can be combined and used to address practical issues. This course is ideal if you are strong at maths and wish to use it within the context of economics.
The University is one of the top 25 highest-ranking UK universities for Economics and Econometrics (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018).
Gain a firm grounding in economics before specialising in statistical and econometric methods and taking core modules focused on forecasting and more advanced econometric theory.
Take the opportunity to explore other areas of economics through a wide range of optional modules. These span a number of topics, including business, policy, economic history and even the economics of climate change. Modules from other subjects such as history and politics are also available and are a good way to broaden your knowledge and pursue other interests.
Participate in small group tutorials in which you can discuss and analyse theory and practice through case studies, group presentations and open debate. You can also apply what you learn to a placement and gain valuable real-world experience at the same time.
Your third year will be spent on a professional placement in industry to develop your skills and knowledge and gain real-world experience.
Our graduates are in high demand as a result of the analytical skills and specialist knowledge of economics they develop through this course, and over the last three years an average of 82% of our Economics graduates are in professional or managerial roles six months after graduation. (DLHE survey, 2014-15 to 2016-17).
Recent graduates have secured roles as economists with the Government Economic Service and consultancies such as PwC and KPMG. Others have entered related and non-related careers in finance, business, marketing, publishing, PR and media.
Take the opportunity to do a paid placement at a company or organisation. Previous students have undertaken placements with Rolls-Royce, Disney, UBS, and the Government Economic Service (including the Treasury, the Office for National Statistics and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office). The department has a specialist placement officer who can provide you with one-to-one support in securing and preparing for a placement.
Sample modules may include:
* Intermediate econometrics
* Econometric methods
* Applied econometrics
* Money and banking
* Economics of labour
Check our website for more details of the course structure.
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