Economics (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

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Duration
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Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 24/09/2018

The study of Economics underpins everything from world affairs and politics to wealth and poverty, national economic management and the functioning of business. This course provides you with the opportunity to study a range of economic topics alongside another complementary subject. You will have the opportunity to study contemporary economics both in the UK and overseas and you can select key areas of interest from a range of modules.

 

Course

Highlights

  • Optional work placement year.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Optional Work Placement Year

You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

Course Details

Studying Economics helps you to gain analytical skills which are of value in many fields of employment. This course will provide you with the opportunity to study a range of economic topics and develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to understand economic issues.

Progression through the course stages gives you the opportunity to study areas of interest using knowledge and methods that you have gained. Modules reflect contemporary issues and problems in economics both in the UK and overseas.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Economists are employed in a variety of fields including national and local government, banking, insurance, industry and education. The analytical skills and training that you gain through studying the economics units will also enable you to enter a business career either as a graduate trainee or in more specialised functional areas such as accounting or marketing.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Language Requirements

Those who do not have English as their first language will need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent).

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

You will study two Economics modules (The Economy, and Data and Mathematics for Economists) alongside modules from your other chosen subject. These modules will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding how firms, individuals and governments interact in a modern economy as well as introducing different economic perspectives and theories.

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECN1010
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECN1015
    Core Module Y
  • Mathematics for Economists (20 Credits)
    Module code: ECN1013
    Core Module Y

Facilities &

Special Features

  • develops your analytical and thinking skills
  • provides you with a good foundation for future careers in business, management, government and politics

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Network with fellow graduates

Mentors Matter

Sometimes the most valuable advice can actually come from people who have walked in your shoes.

We have an Alumni E-Mentoring scheme that does just that. It puts you in touch with other University of Northampton graduates who in turn can offer a number of mentoring services. From CV advice to the possibility of job offers, sign up to become a mentor or a mentee.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £900

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000
Optional Work Placement Year: £900

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 24/09/2018

  • The study of Economics underpins everything from world affairs and politics to wealth and poverty, national economic management and the functioning of business. This course provides you with the opportunity to study a range of economic topics alongside another complementary subject. You will have the opportunity to study contemporary economics both in the UK and overseas and you can select key areas of interest from a range of modules.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • Optional work placement year.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Studying Economics helps you to gain analytical skills which are of value in many fields of employment. This course will provide you with the opportunity to study a range of economic topics and develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to understand economic issues.

    Progression through the course stages gives you the opportunity to study areas of interest using knowledge and methods that you have gained. Modules reflect contemporary issues and problems in economics both in the UK and overseas.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Optional Work Placement Year

    You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Economists are employed in a variety of fields including national and local government, banking, insurance, industry and education. The analytical skills and training that you gain through studying the economics units will also enable you to enter a business career either as a graduate trainee or in more specialised functional areas such as accounting or marketing.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will study two Economics modules (The Economy, and Data and Mathematics for Economists) alongside modules from your other chosen subject. These modules will provide you with a solid foundation for understanding how firms, individuals and governments interact in a modern economy as well as introducing different economic perspectives and theories.

    • Introduction to Macroeconomics (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECN1010
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Microeconomics (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECN1015
      Core Module Y
    • Mathematics for Economists (20 Credits)
      Module code: ECN1013
      Core Module Y
    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

    • Mentors Matter

      Sometimes the most valuable advice can actually come from people who have walked in your shoes.

      We have an Alumni E-Mentoring scheme that does just that. It puts you in touch with other University of Northampton graduates who in turn can offer a number of mentoring services. From CV advice to the possibility of job offers, sign up to become a mentor or a mentee.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000
    Optional Work Placement Year: £900

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour