BA/BSc Economics and International Economics

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

BA/BSc Economics and International Economics

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

BA/BSc Economics and International Economics

Following a similar structure to BSc Economics, this course is particularly suitable if you are interested in studying international trade and international aspects of financial economics.

It will provide you with core training in economics, combined with a special focus on a range of aspects of international economics, including international trade and monetary economics, in which the school has a worldwide reputation.

Modules in international economics form a significant element of this course, but there is also ample opportunity to take modules offered by other schools in the University. As with the BSc Economics degree, there are two quantitative pathways through the degree: econometric theory or quantitative economics (applied econometrics).

As a graduate, you will have a thorough knowledge of economic theory and how it is applied to the real world, particularly in relation to international trade, monetary economics and globalisation. You will also be familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice.

Year one

In your first year, you will study the core of BSc Economics with additional modules in the economics of integration, focusing on the key principles and the largest customs union in the world: the European Union. If you have A level maths, you may choose either econometrics or quantitative economics and will take a year-long study skills module to ensure that your transition to university study is smooth.

Year two

This year will help develop your knowledge of the theoretical framework for international trade and money, including topics such as globalisation, off‑shoring, monetary policy and the business cycle.

There is a choice of quantitative pathways and those who wish to emphasise the international dimension of their degree can apply to spend a semester of their second year studying abroad, taking similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expanding your knowledge through other options.

Year three

Modules in international economics typically occupy half of your final year. Pitched at an advanced level, they cover a range of theoretical and applied topics in monetary economics, international trade and macroeconomics.

Under the guidance of your academic tutor, you will also undertake a year-long dissertation on a topic of your choice. Optional modules reflect the research specialisms of academic staff and make up around one-third of the final year. You can choose from those offered by the School of Economics or elsewhere in the University.

Key facts

Entry requirements

A levels: A*AA excluding general studies, leisure studies, and global perspectives and research (A*ABB for those taking four full A levels and completing them in the same year)

GCSEs: GCSE maths, 7 (A) or above, unless taking it at A level

English language requirements

IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in reading and writing, no less than 6.0 in speaking and listening)

For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

International applicants

For country-specific information including entry requirements, contact details and representatives, see our website. If you need a visa to study, the University can provide all the information and advice you need. Alternative entry requirements for those with international fees status are as follows:

International Baccalaureate: 36 including bonus points
ISC/CBSE: 90% in year 12

Applicants taking foundation courses should contact us for more information.

Mature Students
At the University of Nottingham we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information in our guide for mature students.

Alternative qualifications

Our admission process recognises that applicants have a wealth of different experiences and may have followed various educational pathways. Please view the alternative qualifications page for details. Please note, we do not accept extended project qualifications.

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, the University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.

Notes for applicants

We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the department and the University. Candidates for full-time admission are considered on the basis of their UCAS application.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors additional to, and in some cases instead of, formal examination results.

Selection of those applicants to whom we will make an offer will be based upon a combination of the candidate's academic record and an assessment of all the information provided in their UCAS application, their academic reference and their personal statement.

Modules

The following is a sample of the typical modules that we offer as at the date of publication but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and the module information in this prospectus is provided for indicative purposes only.

Typical year one modules

Core modules

  • Economic Integration I
  • Economic Integration II
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Writing Economics
  • Careers and Employability for Economists

One of:

  • Mathematical Economics and Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics and Statistical Methods
  • Quantitative Economics

At least one from:

  • Economic Perspectives
  • Growth and Development in Long-Run Historical Perspective
  • Current Economic Issues

Optional modules
Plus further optional economics modules or modules from any other school.

  • Current Economic Issues
  • Economic Perspectives
  • Growth and Development in Long-Run Historical Perspective

Typical year two modules

Core modules

  • International Trade
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Monetary Economics

Either:

  • Econometric Theory I
  • Econometric Theory II
    or
  • Applied Econometrics I
  • Applied Econometrics II

Optional modules
Plus optional economics modules; some modules may also be taken from other schools.

  • Development Economics
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Introduction to Political Economy
  • Labour Economics
  • Public Sector Economics

Typical year three modules

Core modules

  • Advanced International Trade Theory
  • Advanced Monetary Economics
  • Dissertation
  • International Money and Macroeconomics
  • International Trade Policy

Optional modules
Advanced topics such as:

  • Development Economics
  • Econometric Theory
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Economics I
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Numerical Methods in Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Topics in Econometrics

Study abroad

On this course, you can apply to spend a semester studying abroad at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia, or at one of our partner institutions in locations such as Australia, Canada and Japan.

You will get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture. You can choose to study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expand your knowledge by taking other options. Teaching is typically in English; however, there may be opportunities to study in another language if you are sufficiently fluent.

Careers

The growth of economic awareness has increased the demand for economics graduates and a degree from Nottingham can give you a head start in your career.

You will acquire a strong academic foundation and a range of excellent economist-specific and transferable skills, such as the ability to study independently and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. You will also have the capacity to grasp complicated economic concepts, whether they are mathematical or philosophical in nature.

Our graduates opt for a wide variety of careers, including investment banking, accountancy, tax consultancy, working in government offices, auditing, derivatives trading, management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and many more.

Average starting salary and career progression

94.5% of undergraduates from the School of Economics had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,000 with the highest being £60,000.*

The School of Economics ranked 2nd in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, with graduates earning an average of £8,810 more than expected five years after graduation.**

* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for work 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
** The Economist British university rankings, 2017.

Careers support and advice

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
International fees: 16,350 GBP (HEU fees: 9,250 GBP)
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United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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