Core modules are compulsory. You do not need to register for core modules; simply check your timetable on Start.warwick.
Everyone must take core modules in economic analysis and quantitative techniques. Depending on your degree course, in your first year, for example, you will take either EC107 Economics 1 or EC108 Macroeconomics 1 and EC109 Microeconomics 1. All first-year students take EC120 Quantitative Techniques.
Optional Core Modules
Optional core modules are modules which are compulsory but which offer an element of choice within a subset of two or more modules, meaning that you are asked to choose between one module or another or, for example, two modules from a subset of five.
Optional Modules Offered by the Department of Economics
Optional modules are non-compulsory modules which offer you the chance to study an aspect of Economics in more depth. You should make your selection taking account of the constraints imposed by your degree course regulations.
Non-Economics (external) Options
Depending on what modules you have taken in your First Year and on your degree course regulations, you may wish to consider the possibility of taking modules in other departments in the University, especially from other Social Sciences departments.
Before finalising your choice of non-Economics options, you must confirm with the relevant department that you are accepted for the option and that the timetable is feasible for you, across the whole year, not just the Autumn term.
The modules are all approved for students on these degree courses and year of study. The list is not exhaustive - if other outside options appeal to you please complete an online Unusual Options Request Form available through the current students section of the Economics website and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Typically, the principle we adopt in Economics is that, within your course regulations, we will permit you to choose any year-specific option offered by any department in the University, provided that you satisfy the pre-requisites or other requirements for that module and that the offering department permits you to take the module. NB - you will usually NOT be permitted to take 100-coded modules in your Final Year.
When selecting your optional modules, please make sure that your choices are consistent with your degree course regulations. Note that some of the modules in the lists are core or optional core on some Economics-based degree courses. A list of approved modules can be found by clicking into each year of study.
If you wish to take an option module not listed explicitly as "an approved option" under your degree course regulations, please submit an unusual option form through the current students section of the Economics website. Your request will be considered on its merits, by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, who will decide after checking for consistency and fair treatment.