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BSc Economics

About the course

This degree is for you if you wish to pursue a career as an economist in academia, industry, finance or government.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

To provide a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of economics, sociology and human geography subjects whose literature demonstrates key links with the process of development.

Structure and Syllabus

Please note: the following course information sheets are in pdf format.

Standard Route Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 100 courses
1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
ST104B Statistics 2* (half course)
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
ST104B Statistics 2* (half course)
3 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and
MT105B Mathematics 2** (half course)
3 MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course) and
MT105B Mathematics 2** (half course)
4 One full course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii)  
200 and 300 courses 200 and 300 courses
5 EC2020 Elements of econometrics
(EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
4 EC2020 Elements of econometrics
(EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
6 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 5 EC2065 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
7 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) 6 EC2066 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
8 One 300 course from Selection group E 7 One course from Selection group E
9 One 300 course from Selection group E 8 One course from Selection group E
10 One 300 course from Selection group E 9 One course from Selection group E
11 One 200 or 300 course from Selection group E Through this route the degree takes a minimum of three years to complete
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group

Notes:

  • The structure shown above is subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course. Students already registered on the programme should consult the current Regulations section of our website.
  • To be eligible for the award of a degree, you must attempt all 12 courses and pass a minimum of 10 (although this would result in a drop in the class band of the degree award). On the Graduate Entry Route, you must successfully pass all 9 courses to be eligible for the award of degree.
  • In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses, unless you have received accreditation of prior learning.
  • Prerequisites - courses which you must have already passed - are shown in brackets.
  • Course codes are new from the 2011–2012 academic year and replace any previous year’s examination numbers. This change does not affect the syllabus or course content. Please note that the course information sheet displays the old code – this will be updated in due course.

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