BSc Economics and Econometrics

Following a similar structure to BSc Economics, this course also includes modules in econometrics, providing a rigorous analysis of mathematical and statistical methods.

It has been designed to provide you with the analytical and discursive skills of a well-trained economist with a focus on advanced econometric analysis.

By the end of your course, you will have the skills to analyse complex economic problems using state-of-the-art mathematical and statistical modelling techniques. You will have a thorough knowledge of a broad range of economic theory and how it is applied to the real world.

Core modules in econometrics form part of all three years of the degree; however, there is the opportunity to take modules outside the school in years one and two if you wish.

Year one

In your first year, we work to provide you with a solid grounding in introductory economic theory and mathematics/statistics, with emphasis on the relevance of such methods to the study of economic questions of cultural, political and social importance. This is achieved through a range of modules that explore current economic issues and perspectives as well as core modules in mathematical economics and econometrics.

Year two

Advancing your knowledge of micro and macroeconomics, your second-year core modules also cover econometrics. You will focus on econometric theory, establishing a thorough knowledge of the matrix algebra of the general linear regression model and the statistical properties of time series data, models and forecasts.

You can also apply to spend a semester of your second year studying abroad, taking similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expanding your knowledge through other options.

Year three

With core modules and a dissertation accounting for half of your third year of study, you will cover both theoretical and applied aspects of econometrics at an advanced level.

The compulsory aspects of your final year provide a detailed treatment of the models and techniques used in the analysis of time series, panel and cross-section data. Many of these were pioneered by 2003 Nobel laureate and Nottingham alumnus, Sir Clive Granger. You will also have the opportunity to select additional modules from a wide range of specialist options.

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Entry requirements

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

English language requirements

If you have not studied using the medium of English for your entire secondary education or do not have GCSE English or equivalent at grade B or above you will be asked to achieve the following IELTS score:

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

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

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.


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.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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