Economics (2017 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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Course content

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)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2017 entry on our Module Catalogue:

Module Catalogue

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

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

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

Economics with Foundation Year : LLC3 View Unistats for this course

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:

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.

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Study abroad

Semester 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.

 

International Year

The International Year is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their degree. Students are encouraged to add to their areas of study with complementary subjects. For example, a Law student may decide to do Politics or International Relations, a Criminology student might like to do Psychology, a Maths or Computer Science student might like to do Business Studies. Students are also encouraged to study a language. The International Year allows students to create their own bespoke degree, a bonus when looking for a job upon graduation. This year is recognized in the student’s degree as “XXX with International Year”. Currently, Keele students apply for the three year degree and then change to the International Year when they are accepted on the programme in their 2nd year at Keele.

Explore, go on an academic adventure; consider a research project or an internship. Discover countries with amazing culture and history. Travel, gain confidence in the wider world and gain a Global Perspective.

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Professional body exemptions

This programme provides a number of important exemptions to some of the professional exams of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Work Placements

All our undergraduate programmes can be studied either over three years or for four years with a placement year between the second and final years.

You will be able to arrange your own placement, with support from a placement tutor, which will give you the freedom to choose when and where you undertake your placement and to have control over your potential living costs and travel expenses.

We will help you to prepare for your placement through specific modules including working on company projects, enterprise modules and professional practice modules. You will also receive support with preparing CVs, writing covering letters and receive guidance on how to find a placement.

Your academic tutor will be available to you via email, telephone or face-to-face contact throughout the placement.

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Sriya Katechia

Sriya Katechia

"The Keele experience is a truly unique one."

Economics and Finance Graduate, 2014.