Economics (2016 Entry)

Course type: Dual Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 Years/ 4 years with placement, Full time/Sandwich
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Business and Management, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Course Overview

Keele has been delivering courses in economics for over 50 years: this is a well-established, well-respected programme which will prepare you for a range of rewarding careers.

This dual honours programme invites you to study this subject alongside others which intersect with economics, such as Business Management, Environmental Science, Finance, Mathematics, Politics, Psychology or Sociology. You’ll learn techniques for addressing real world problems and policy-related issues, and explore the behaviour and performance of households, businesses and governments. In considering issues of social importance and policy relevance, and examining real world phenomena, you’ll combine theoretical analysis with up-to-date knowledge about current issues. You’ll use professional software tools to analyse and interpret real economic data and to confidently present complex findings to a range of audiences.

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Dual Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of dual honours Economics.

First year

Core modules:

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods II

Elective modules:

  • Quantitative Methods I
  • British and Global Economy

Second year

Core modules:

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics

Elective modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • Banking

Third year

Core modules:

  • Advanced topics in Microeconomics
  • Dynamic Macroeconomics
  • Industrial Organization OR
  • Economics of the EU OR
  • Labour Economics

Elective modules:

  • Economic and Business Forecasting Independent Study Project (ISP)
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economics of the EU
  • Labour Economics

Course workload

This contact time measure is intended to provide you with an indication of the type of activity you are likely to undertake during your programme. The data is compiled based on module choices and learning patterns of students on similar programmes in previous years. Every effort is made to ensure this data is a realistic representation of what you are likely to experience, but changes to programmes, teaching methods and assessment methods mean this data is representative and not specific.

Undergraduate courses at Keele contain an element of module choice; therefore, you will experience a different mix of contact time and assessment types dependent upon your own individual choice of modules. The figures below are an example of activities that you may expect on your chosen course by year/stage of study. Contact time includes scheduled activities such as: lecture, seminar, tutorial, project supervision, demonstration, practical classes and labs, supervised time in labs/workshop, fieldwork and external visits. The figures are based on 1,200 hours of student effort each year for full-time students.

First year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 25%
  • Guided independent study – 75%

Second year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 23%
  • Guided independent study – 77%

Third year

  • Scheduled learning and teaching activities – 23%
  • Guided independent study – 77%

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

An Economics degree from Keele will open up a range of opportunities in business and government. Graduates might take up careers as economists, perhaps in the City or with the prestigious Government Economic Service. They might work in commerce and industry, in education or in local government. With or without further study, you might go into banking, insurance, accounting, management consultancy, or the NHS, for example. You might work as an investment analyst, statistician or financial adviser. This undergraduate degree will also prepare you for postgraduate studies in economics or finance or related areas.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Students are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) (BA Hons) if their two Principal courses are in humanities and/or social science subjects.
All students who study a science subject are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science (with Honours) (BSc Hons).

can be combined with:

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Economics with Foundation Year : LLC3 View KIS Stats

For overseas students who do not meet direct entry requirements, we offer the opportunity to take an intensive Foundation Diploma programme in Business and Management leading to second year degree entry.

Full Unistats data is available at unistats.direct.gov.uk (opens new window)

Study abroad

On the Economics Programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on your choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from your destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and offers a number of important exemptions from their professional exams. 

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Find out more about the course

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Dual Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

2017 Entry details

Our full course information for 2017 entry is yet to be finalised. We may make changes to our course content from year to year in order to keep pace with current research and innovation.

Here is a list of indicative modules for 2017 entry:

First year

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods

Second year

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics

Third year

  • Advanced topics in Microeconomics
  • Dynamic Macroeconomics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Economics of the EU
  • Labour Economics

It is important that you read the information at Terms and Conditions which explains how and why we might need to make changes to the educational services that we provide.

Sriya Katechia

Sriya Katechia

"The Keele experience is a truly unique one."

Economics and Finance Graduate, 2014.