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Leeds Trinity University

Economics

UCAS Code: L100

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Economics

Do you want to understand the role economics plays in every aspect of the world around us? Do you want to get an insight into global economic phenomena such as Brexit, the banking crisis and the credit crunch?

Economics is the study of how markets, firms and governments facilitate and impact the allocation of resources in society.

?You'll learn about microeconomics, looking at the relationship between prices, production, competition and regulation. You'll also study macroeconomics in detail, exploring economic phenomena such as inflation, global distribution of wealth, international monetary relations and public policies.

We'll give you a solid foundation in statistics, econometrics and quantitative methods which will allow you to analyse the design and implementation of economic policy. You'll also explore the fundamentals of management and financial accounting, as well as expanding your knowledge of the global economy and the global marketplace.

High-level employability and research skills are at the heart of this course. You'll complete two professional work placements which will give you a unique insight into the careers open to you and help you begin to build networks and contacts. You'll also have the opportunity to study abroad as part of your degree, choosing from our partner universities across Europe, Asia and the USA.

By the time you graduate, you'll be able to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to launch your career in a wide range of business and leadership roles in the public and private sector.

**Placement opportunities**
?We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

You’ll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. Typical placement opportunities include the London Stock Exchange, major high street banks, brokerage agencies, international trade organisations and local and national government departments

**Graduate opportunities**
You'll graduate with the skills to compete for a role in any of the top employer industries for economics graduates, including investment banking, auditing, consultancy, retail and commercial banking. As an economics graduate, you could work as a policy advisor, auditor, banking analyst, broker, business and finance consultant, investment analyst, management consultant, project manager, risk analyst, sales analyst or research associate.

Modules

?On this course you will study a range of modules, which may include the following: Economics as Social Science; Statistics and Econometrics; Business Economics; Business Research; Economics & Public Policy; Monetary Economics; Economics in International Context; Business Ethics and Sustainability; Environmental Economics and Financial Markets & Institutions.

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Business

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


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Social sciences

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.

£16,200
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

£14k

£14k

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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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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