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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Economics

Why choose this course?

Paul Samuelson describes Economics as the "study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people." By learning about Economics you will see that there are various perspectives on how resources are allocated and that the different allocations will impact on social, political and business concerns.

This programme provides a strong background in economics principles but also provides a knowledge and understanding of the recent developments in economics and the application of economic concepts to current issues. For example, a module on sustainability will delivered jointly with staff from the Centre for International Development and Training. As part of your study of Economics you will develop skills in the organisation and analysis of statistical data, the interpretation of economic issues and the communication of economic ideas. These skills have been identified as being in demand by employers by a number of surveys, such as the one carried-out by the Economics Network.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on August 2017.

Semester 1 Starters:

Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

4EC001 Microeconomic Principles

20

Core

4EC002 Macroeconomic Principles

20

Core

4EC005 Thinking like an Economist

20

Core

4FC001 Quantitative Analysis for Economics and Finance

20

Core

4EC004 The History of Economic Thought I

20

Option

4WL002 Basic Language

20

Option

4WL003 Elementary Language

20

Option

4AC005 Business Accounting

20

Option

4IB004 Sustainable Global Business

20

Option

4PO002 Introduction to International Relations

20

Level 5

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

5EC001 Economics Methods and Analysis

20

Core

5EC003 Macroeconomics and Policy

20

Core

5EC002 Microeconomics Theory and Policy

20

Core

5EC004 The History of Economic Thought II

20

Option

5EC005 International Economics: Policy and Applications

20

Option

5WL001 Basic Language

20

Option

5EC006 Labour & Personnel Economics

20

Option

5WL002 Elementary Language

20

Option

5FC001 Introduction to Financial Economics

20

Option

5IB002 Managing Systems and Operations

20

Option

5PO004 World Politics

20

Level 6

Semester 1

Semester 2

Core

6EC001 Industrial Organisation

20

Core

6EC002 Critical Perspectives in Economics

20

Core

6EC003 Public and Social Welfare Economics

20

Core

6EC004 Researching Topics in Economics

20

Option

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

Core

6EC005 The Economics of Sustainable Development

20

Option

6FC001 Corporate and Behavioural Finance

20

Option

6BE003 Strategic Management

20

Option

6PO005 Security and Integration in the new Europe

20

Why Wolverhampton?

The BA (Hons) Economics course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of economics principles and concepts, and with the skills to apply these to changing economic and business environment. Through the use of a range of approaches, research techniques and learning forums the course intends to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills in preparation for a career in economics, business, and the public sector.

The graduates from this programme would have a range of skills that are in demand from employers, as demonstrated by the survey carried out by the Economics Network in 2014-15. The most significant if these are:

  • A knowledge and understanding of economics
  • Ability to analyse economic, business and social issues
  • Organising, interpreting and presenting quantitative data
  • Communication of economic ideas

Another survey of economics employers in the public sector identified the two dominant of areas of work as producing briefing material and preparation of policy advice. The course will provide its graduates with the skills to effectively address these tasks.

A range of career opportunities will be available, covering regional, national and international organisations. This will include both public sector and not for profit sector organisations as demonstrates by the examples provided above. There would also be opportunities in the business sector in terms of market research, trade associations and lobbying organisations.

The degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in the area of economics.

Career path

This degree course will develop much needed skills and abilities in successful students. Specifically the course will create economists who have an in depth knowledge of the subject following the debates generated by the recent financial crisis. This knowledge and the related skills will be valuable in both the private and public sectors.

The graduates from this programme would have a range of skills that are in demand from employers, as demonstrated by the survey carried out by the Economics Network in 2014-15. The most significant if these are:

· A knowledge and understanding of economics

· Ability to analyse economic, business and social issues

· Organising, interpreting and presenting quantitative data

· Communication of economic ideas

Another survey of economics employers in the public sector identified the two dominant of areas of work as producing briefing material and preparation of policy advice. The proposed course would provide its graduates with the skills to effectively address these tasks.

This course would provide access to a range of career opportunities, as demonstrated by the following recent job advertisements:

· Business Analyst

· Economic Data Manager

· Economic Growth Officer

A range of career opportunities will be available, covering regional, national and international organisations. This will include by public sector and not for profit sector organisations as demonstrates by the examples provided above. There would also be opportunities in the business sector in terms of market research, trade associations and lobbying organisations.

The degree can also be used as the basis for postgraduate study in the area of economics.

What skills will you gain?

For the award of an honours degree, you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Critically apply economic reasoning to a range of situations and appreciate that a number of alternative explanations and prescriptions may exist.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge in a number of specialised areas in economics, as well as an appreciation of the research literature in these areas.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the sources and content of economic data and evidence and of those methods that be applied appropriately to the analysis of such data.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative methods and computing techniques and know how to use these techniques and methods across a range of problems.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of historical, institutional, international, social and environmental contexts in which specific economic analysis is applied.
  6. Effectively communicate economic ideas both verbally and in writing to a variety of specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • 'A' Levels at grade BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • AAT Level 3 Accounting
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700
Part time # £2,835
2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835
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The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

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