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Coventry University

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

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95%
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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Economics

The ever-changing global economy makes headlines on a daily basis, shaping the world in which we live socially, politically and economically. Consequently, there is a strong demand in businesses throughout the world for economics experts who can interpret real world economic events and issues.
We have a strong focus on graduate employability, with employment skills embedded in our Economist’s Toolkit modules alongside research methods and analytical skills. Our Business Futures team, based in the Coventry Business School, will also be on hand to offer you help and guidance in securing work placements or internships, as well as preparing you to apply for graduate roles.

This course, one of three pathways offered in the field of economics, can help your ability to apply economic principles and models to a wide range of issues, while also developing your understanding of the larger driving forces shaping economic policy. Upon successful completion of your first year, which has the same modules as our Business Economics BSc and Financial Economics BSc, you will have the opportunity to switch to one of those courses, giving you the flexibility to work out what area of economics interests you before deciding to focus on it (for international students, course changes are subject to Tier 4 compliance approval).

If you choose to study Economics BSc in your second and third years, you will have the opportunity to select optional modules that can help you to tailor your degree to your own career aspirations or areas of interest. Optional modules offered cover topics as wide-ranging as behavioural economics, development economics and environmental economics.

A major strength of our course is its practical focus; you’ll have opportunities to participate in skills development workshops, as well as having the chance to gain exposure to relevant software through hands-on experience. This experience aims to ensure you are familiar with analytical programmes that economists use in practice, from quantitative software such as Oxmetrics or GRETL to economic and financial databases, such as World Economic Indicators, Eurostat and Thomson Reuters Eikon.

You will also have the opportunity to apply for a Placement Year, in your third year, which in the past has seen students working for a wide range of organisations and companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Barclays and the Bank of England, or studying at partner institutions, in places such as China and the United States.

**Key Course Benefits**

* Current experienced staff who have worked as economic advisors, e.g. for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands (please note staff are subject to change).

* Hands-on experience using a range of economics and business software packages, from Stata to Bloomberg.

* Faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics.

* Expert contributions by professionals from industry (subject to availability) which in the past have included our own alumni, along with firms such as HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission.

* Student-led Economics Society organised social events, visiting speakers (subject to availability) and field trips, which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange.

* Strong links with employers abroad to ensure the course is responsive to the needs of potential employment sectors, such as the telecommunications sector (Vodafone) and the IT sector (FDM Group).

* Facilities including our trading floor, which features 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals, making it currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe

Modules

Your main study themes are:

- **Principles of economics:** Introductions to basic concepts, principles and analytical methods of macroeconomics and microeconomics. This should include the study of scarcity, choice and opportunity cost, price determination in competitive markets, government intervention, fiscal policy and monetary policy.

- **Econometrics:** Aims to provide an understanding of the statistical techniques and analysis used by the professional economist, enabling you to read and understand published empirical work, as well as formulating your own research hypotheses.

- **Academic and professional skills for economists:** Designed to equip you with the full range of skills required for successful academic study and future careers, including presentation preparation and report writing skills.

- **Current issues in applied economics:** Using the theory taught in Principles of Economics, you will have the chance to study issues that are currently affecting the global economy, assessing the potential impact these issues will have on individuals, households and the wider economic environment.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Economics, Finance and Accounting

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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