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Main entry requirements
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136 UCAS tariff points (typically 'A' Level AAB or ABB with a relevant EPQ)
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers69%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This stimulating degree enables you to study core economic principles and issues. You will develop a broad understanding of the subject – from microeconomic issues of decision and choice and the production and exchange of goods, through to the interdependency of markets and economic welfare. You will also explore macroeconomic issues, such as employment, national income, the balance of payments and distribution of income, inflation, growth and business cycles, money and finance. On top of a highly applied course structure there are multiple opportunities for students to broaden their horizons by European exchange and placement year schemes and through student-led Economics Society activities. Recent placements have been with HM Treasury, RBS, GlaxoSmithKline, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Ministry of Defence, Goldman Sachs and the Financial Ombudsman Service.
The first year lays the analytical and conceptual foundations of economics with examples of real-world applications of economics to important fundamental problems. First year core modules include: Mathematics and statistics – 4 modules, Introduction to macroeconomics, Introduction to microeconomics, Topics in applied macroeconomics and Topics in applied microeconomics. The second year builds on these foundations with intermediate-level core modules. You can also see how economics is applied to areas of interest by choosing from elective modules in Global financial markets, International trade, Intermediate mathematical methods and Public economics. Second year core modules include: Intermediate macroeconomics, Intermediate microeconomics, Introductory econometricsand Intermediate econometrics. The final year gives you the opportunity to consolidate quantatative foundations and define your fields of interest within economics via elective modules. The final year core modules are Applied econometrics and Financial economics. Elective modules include: Advanced quantitative economics, Development economics, Labour economics.
Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.
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