Offering you the flexibility to tailor your module choice to your interests, this course provides a solid grounding in a wide range of techniques and skills sought after by employers.
Macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics form the core of the degree. The school offers a wide range of optional modules covering a diverse set of economics topics. You will also have the flexibility to select modules offered by other schools and departments across the University.
The mathematical and statistical modules in year one are available as either econometrics or quantitative economics. The former is available only to those with A level maths or equivalent, while the latter is available to everyone. These pathways continue in the second year, however you may switch from econometrics to quantitative economics in year two.
By the end of your course, you will have a thorough understanding of economic theory and how it is applied to the real world. You will also be familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice.
Providing you with a solid grounding in introductory economic theory and mathematics/statistics, your first year of study will focus on the relevance of such methods to the study of economic questions of cultural, political and social importance.
You will explore current issues and perspectives and will typically take a year-long study skills module to ensure that your transition to university study is smooth. We also provide a dedicated module that focuses on career skills and employability, including guidance on preparing your CV, interview techniques and applying for internships.
You will develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the core disciplines of economics and quantitative methods, as well as the major sub-disciplines of economics. As in year one, you will be able to choose either the econometric theory or quantitative economics (applied econometrics) pathway.
You can also apply to spend a semester of your second year studying abroad, taking similar modules to your counterparts back in Nottingham or expanding your knowledge through other options.
In your final year you will examine the major themes in economics at an advanced level and build on the topics covered in previous years. You will select modules that interest you from a wide range of specialist options that reflect our academics' research expertise in both theoretical and applied aspects of the discipline.
Under the guidance of your tutor, you'll also undertake a year-long dissertation on a topic of your choice and will gain experience of the research process.
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A levels: A*AA-AAA 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.