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BSc Economics and Economic History


UCAS code: VL31

Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A B with A in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level (to include Mathematics)

Other qualifications are considered

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Applications 2013: 301

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This joint degree is an alternative way of studying economics. It will appeal if you want training in the application of economic theory and quantitative methods to real problems.

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Programme details

First year

You take courses in economics, mathematics, statistics and economic history.. The Internationalisation of Economic Growth focuses on the inter-relationships between the development of the international economy and the growth of national economies since the late nineteenth century. Mathematical Methods is an introductory level course for those who wish to use mathematics seriously in social science, or in any other context. Economics B is an introductory course in microeconomics and macroeconomics for those expecting to take further courses in economics. Elementary Statistical Theory provides a precise and accurate treatment of introductory probability theory, statistical ideas, methods and techniques. 

Second and third years

In the second year you take either Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles, which are intermediate courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis. You also take Theories and Evidence in Economic History, which examines theories and concepts used in economic history and provides an introduction to collect evidence and generate inference on relevant historical questions. You then study one econometrics option and one economic history option.

In the third year you take Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Principles whichever you did not take in the second year. You have he choice of one economics option or an outside option and one advanced economic history option. You will also complete a research project in economic history in which you will use quantitative and/or computing skills.