BSc

Economics

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Key Facts

Code L100
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBB

  • Course Length

    3 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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If you are interested in the wide range of  economic issues impacting on every-day life including the creation of employment, inflationary pressures, international trade issues, the process of business competition, innovation and growth, the development of third world countries, the protection of natural resources and government policy-making, then this is the degree for you. 

Aberystwyth Business School: 90% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

95% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 2% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally, DLHE 2017

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Views

Overview

Why study Economics at Aberystwyth?

  • Enhance your career opportunities through our partnerships with business, industry and commerce
  • Taught by expert lecturers who will you gain in-depth knowledge of economic principles
  • Be enriched by our visiting speakers who bring their professional experience to the classroom
  • Become confident with the technical and quantitative aspects of Economics
  • We have arrangements with many partner universities overseas to deliver short academic programmes (2 weeks) to small groups of management and business students (on a self-funding basis), to enable you to experience the impact of the cultural environment when conducting business abroad. We currently have partner universities in India, China, Russia, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil and our portfolio of countries is rapidly expanding.
Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Employability

Career prospects

A degree in Economics is highly rated by employers and on average attracts particularly high levels of graduate salaries. 

Our graduates have progressed into these specialist pathways:

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Chartered Certified Accountant
  • Chartered Management Accountant
  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant
  • Economist
  • Investment analysis
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Actuary
  • Civil Service
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Local Government 

Transferable Skills

Studying a degree in Economics will equip you with the following skills:

  • Understanding of organisational behaviour and structure
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes
  • The ability to communicate clearly written and spoken
  • Effective problem solving
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Decision- making
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Time-management and organisational skills
  • Self-motivation and self- reliance

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In the first year you may discover:

  • Economic principles
  • Economic mathematics and statistics
  • And a selection of elective modules

In the second year you may explore:

  • Policy implications of economic theory
  • Economic interpretation
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics

In the third year you may study:

  • The core understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • Investment and Financial Instruments
  • Taxation
  • Development of Economics
  • Economics of Labour and Industrial Relations
  • International Trade and Trade Policy

How will I be taught? 

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials of which are in small groups. You will be required on some modules to deliver presentations, work effectively as part of a group and undertake any essays that are required from you.

At Aberystwyth University, all our modules are placed online for you to study further in the comfort of your room. We also have a wealth of printed texts which are available in our library and the National Library of Wales.

 The course is assessed by;

  • Examinations
  • Assessed essays
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Dissertation (certain modules)

You will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of degree at Aberystwyth University. 

Student Views

What I love about my course is its scope, broadness and the fact that there is probably no area which is not intertwined with it. Patryk Szostak

I enjoy learning about how the economy works. How money isn't just printed out at any time, but is controlled by the government. Economics allows me to understand the fundamental problems that all societies face. Moreover, it focuses on the interaction of the market and people, how economic agents behave or interact, and how the economy works. Fon Yih Young

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBB

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
26 points overall

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall

Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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