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Economics (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

This challenging degree studies the choices of consumers, corporations, governments,networks and nations. It will teach you to abstract and simplify economic problems, both empirically and theoretically, developing a deep knowledge of global and local economic trends, institutions and policies.

Our cutting-edge curriculum provides a rigorous grounding in core modern economic analysis and quantitative methods, from which to build your own ideas and viewpoints. You will learn to think like an economist – applying your knowledge of structural models, and mathematical and graphical techniques, to understand and objectively debate complex world issues and trends. These include unemployment, economic growth, institutional and policy issues and advances in behavioural economics. This gives our graduates a competitive advantage and makes them highly sought after by employers. The flexible course structure means you can choose from many optional modules within our Department, and from outside departments such as Politics and International Studies, Law, Mathematics, Statistics and Languages.

In your first year, you will take five modules: two core economic modules (micro and macro), quantitative and economic history modules, and one full-weight (or two halfweight) optional module(s). Your second year comprises three core modules (micro and macroeconomics, and econometrics) and one or two optional modules. Your final year allows you to take up to six optional modules, and you will complete a Research in Applied Economics project focused on an area that interests you. Recent projects have included: 'Do video games make you more violent?', 'How house prices ripple' and 'How to increase blood donations'.

How will I learn?

You will have an average of 8 to 10 hours of lectures and 3 to 5 hours of seminars per week, plus a combination of short tests, exercises and essays each term. An effective personal tutor system provides individual support to students. The Department is open and welcoming, encouraging one-to-one interaction between our world-leading academics and our students. All our degrees include core modules in economic analysis and quantitative techniques, required modules (which vary with degree course) and optional modules. Great flexibility in the optional modules permits you to either specialise or diversify, also allowing you to select modules outside Economics.

How will I be assessed?

Modules in Economics are typically assessed through a mix of examination and coursework, and almost all of our students produce a third-year project. In all Economics courses (except Mathematics and Economics, MORSE, MMORSEand Liberal Arts), the first year is a qualifying year; your final degree classification is determined on performance in the second and third years.

What opportunities are there for study abroad?

We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.

  • Entry Requirements

    A level A*AA including A in Mathematics.

    International Baccalaureate 38 points, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics

    These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units, and grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.

  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

    We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.

  • Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us. We want to make our admissions process as straightforward as possible, so find out more about how to make an application, alongside the latest entry requirements.

What modules can I study?

In your first year core modules may include economic modules (micro and macro), quantitative and economic history modules, and one full-weight (or two halfweight) optional module(s). Your second year comprises three core modules (micro and macroeconomics, and econometrics)and one or two optional modules. Your final year allows you to take up to six optional modules, and you will complete a Research in Applied Economics project focused on an area that interests you. Recent projects have included: 'Do video games make you more violent?', 'How house prices ripple' and 'How to increase blood donations'.

Find out more about the degree structure and updated module options.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Where can my degree take me?

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Aston Martin, Goldman Sachs, House of Commons, British Red Cross, L'Oréal.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Management Consultant, Graduate Buyer, Analyst, Marketing Executive, Trainee Secondary School Teacher.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
A*AA including A in Mathematics
IB: 38 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics

UCAS Code
L100

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
Department of Economics

Student blogs

Bhargav Bharadwaj - Economics

Amanda Dedmon - Economics

Will Hamilton - Economics

Aneesah Sarwar - Economics

Goury Mahesh - Economics, Politics and International Studies

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.