BSc Economics and International Economics
Following a similar structure to BSc Economics, this course is particularly suitable if you are interested in studying international trade and international aspects of financial economics.
It will provide you with core training in economics, combined with a special focus on a range of aspects of international economics, including international trade and monetary economics, in which the school has a worldwide reputation.
Modules in international economics form a significant element of this course, but there is also ample opportunity to take modules offered by other schools in the University. As with the BSc Economics degree, there are two quantitative pathways through the degree: econometric theory or quantitative economics (applied econometrics).
As a graduate, you will have a thorough knowledge of economic theory and how it is applied to the real world, particularly in relation to international trade, monetary economics and globalisation. You will also be familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice.
In your first year, you will study the core of BSc Economics with additional modules in the economics of integration, focusing on the key principles and the largest customs union in the world: the European Union. If you have A level maths, you may choose either econometrics or quantitative economics and will take a year-long study skills module to ensure that your transition to university study is smooth.
This year will help develop your knowledge of the theoretical framework for international trade and money, including topics such as globalisation, off‑shoring, monetary policy and the business cycle.
There is a choice of quantitative pathways and those who wish to emphasise the international dimension of their degree can apply to spend a semester of their second year studying abroad, taking similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expanding your knowledge through other options.
Modules in international economics typically occupy half of your final year. Pitched at an advanced level, they cover a range of theoretical and applied topics in monetary economics, international trade and macroeconomics.
Under the guidance of your academic tutor, you will also undertake a year-long dissertation on a topic of your choice. Optional modules reflect the research specialisms of academic staff and makeup around one-third of the final year. You can choose from those offered by the School of Economics or elsewhere in the University.
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A levels: A*AA excluding general studies, leisure studies, and global perspectives and research (A*ABB for those taking four full A levels and completing them in the same year)
GCSEs: GCSE maths, 7 (A) or above, unless taking it at A level
English language requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 7.0 in reading and writing, no less than 6.0 in speaking and listening)
For details of other English language tests and qualifications we accept, please see our entry requirements page.
On this course, you can apply to spend a semester studying abroad at the University's campuses in China or Malaysia, or at one of our partner institutions in locations such as Australia, Canada and Japan.
You will get the opportunity to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability by experiencing another culture. You can choose to study similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expand your knowledge by taking other options. Teaching is typically in English; however, there may be opportunities to study in another language if you are sufficiently fluent.
The growth of economic awareness has increased the demand for economics graduates and a degree from Nottingham can give you a head start in your career.
You will acquire a strong academic foundation and a range of excellent economist-specific and transferable skills, such as the ability to study independently and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. You will also have the capacity to grasp complicated economic concepts, whether they are mathematical or philosophical in nature.
Our graduates opt for a wide variety of careers, including investment banking, accountancy, tax consultancy, working in government offices, auditing, derivatives trading, management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and many more.
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