Study BSc Economics and Econometrics with Placement Year and explore the more technical side of economics and use mathematical methods to analyse economic systems.
This course is ideal if you are strong at maths and wish to use it within the context of economics. You will develop an understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of economics and econometric methods, and how the two can be combined and used to address practical issues. You'll apply what you learn on a placement in your third year.
The first and second years of this course provide you with a firm grounding in economics. In your final year, you will specialise in statistical and econometric methods and take core modules focused on forecasting and more advanced econometric theory.
You will also have the opportunity to explore other areas of economics through a wide range of optional modules. These span a number of topics, including business, policy, economic history and even the economics of climate change. Modules from other subjects such as history and politics are also available and are a good way to broaden your knowledge and pursue other interests.
In addition to traditional lectures, you will partake in small group tutorials in which you can discuss and analyse theory and practice through case studies, group presentations and open debate. You will have the opportunity to extend your study of economics beyond the classroom through our student-run Economics Society, which has arranged lectures on topics ranging from "How happy are you?" to "Are you a Marxist economist?" as well as conversations with economists on topical matters such as the economics of health and feminism.
You can also apply what you learn to a placement and gain valuable real-world experience.
For more information, please visit the Department of Economics website.
During the first two years of this course you will have additional timetabled support for pursuing and applying for internships and placements. You will then have the opportunity to do a paid placement at a company or organisation in your third year (please note that a placement cannot be guaranteed). The Department of Economics also has a specialist placement officer who can provide you with one-to-one support in your placement applications and preparing for a placement.
For more information about securing and completing a placement for your placement year, please visit our Important Information page.