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Durham University

Economics with Study Abroad

UCAS Code: L109

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Specific subjects/grades required for entry: Mathematics at grade A. Specific subjects excluded for entry: General Studies and Critical Thinking. Information: Applicants are encouraged to avoid studying both Economics and Business Studies. A-Level Economics is not required though for anyone taking this subject this will form part of the offer made to you. Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent). At least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and in addition at least 15 level 3 credits at a minimum of merit. Specific subjects/grades required for entry: A-level Maths Grade A.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Specific subjects/grades required for entry: Mathematics at grade D3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Eighteen points (6, 6, 6) at Higher Level to include Mathematics or Standard Level grade 7. Mathematical Studies at Standard Level is not accepted.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Specific subjects/grades required for entry: Mathematics at grade H2.

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

D*DD

Specific subjects/grades required for entry: A-level Maths Grade A.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Specific subjects/grades required for entry: Advanced Higher Mathematics at grade A. Advanced Higher Statistics is not accepted as a substitute for AH Mathematics. If both of these subjects are taken at this level then a further Advanced Higher is necessary.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Offers are normally based on Advanced Highers. If an applicant has not been able to take 3 Advanced Highers, offers may be made with a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers, or on a number of Highers.

UCAS Tariff

152-168

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

Economics

Our BA Economics concentrates on the fundamental theories and techniques to help you build a successful career in this competitive field. Taking in historic and current, domestic and international perspectives, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the subject at all levels.

**Year 1**
In the first year, in addition to the compulsory modules of Principles of Economics, Economic Methods, and The World Economy, you choose three further optional modules from a selection that currently includes:
Accounting and Finance in Business
Introduction to Environmental Economics
Introduction to the History of Economic Thought
A module chosen from another department, which could include a foreign language.

**Year 2**
In the second year, you study three compulsory modules investigating Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Economic Data Analysis, and choose three optional modules from a selection that currently includes:
Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Business Competition
Corporate Finance
Economics of Social Policy
European Economics
Intermediate Methods for Economics and Finance
One module from another department, which could include a foreign language.

**Year 3**
In an increasingly globalised world, a period of international study is a major benefit and can help you to stand out in a crowded job market. Most of our economics degrees offer you the option of spending your third year studying abroad at one of our international partner universities. This is an opportunity to develop foreign language skills, experience another country and learn about its culture.

Opportunities for study abroad are currently available in Australia, Canada, Chile, China/Hong Kong, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and USA. Funding opportunities may be available through scholarships offered by the host institution, the British Council and/or other funding bodies.

See more at www.durham.ac.uk/international/studyabroad/

**Year 4**
In the fourth year, you study a compulsory double module in which you write a Dissertation. In addition, you study four optional modules from a selection that currently includes:
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Advanced Microeconomic Theory
Applied Econometrics
Development Economics
Environmental Economics and Policy
History of Economic Thought
Industrial Organisation
International Economics
Labour Economics
Monetary Economics
Public Economics
Security Investment Analysis
Game Theory and Applications
Post-Keynesian Economics
One module from another department, which could include a foreign language

For more information on this course, please see our website.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

John Snow College

St Chad's

Trevelyan

South College

St Mary's

Van Mildert

George Stephenson College

Grey

Josephine Butler College

St John's

St Hild and St Bede

St Aidan's

University

Hatfield

No college preference

Collingwood

St Cuthbert's

Department:

Economics and Finance

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.

73%
low
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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

81%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£29,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Business, research and administrative professionals
29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Functional managers and directors
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.

£30k

£30k

£40k

£40k

£53k

£53k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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