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University of Nottingham

Economics and Philosophy

UCAS Code: LV15
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144-152

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
Student score
90% HIGH
86% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£28k HIGH
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-A*AA

GCSE Grade A in Maths required

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA+AAA

Scottish Advanced Highers AA plus Highers AAAAB or AAABB including A in Maths

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
38

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144-152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Combining two distinct disciplines, this course equips graduates with a unique blend of knowledge. Run in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy, it offers you the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how societies work. You can apply to spend part of your second year in locations such as Australia and Canada. The School of Economics is a recognised global leader in its field. It is situated on the beautiful University Park Campus in the Sir Clive Granger Building, which is named after the 2003 Nobel Prize winner for economic science, who spent more than 20 years studying and working at the University.

Modules

Year 1: Self, mind and body; introduction to microeconomics; introduction to macroeconomics; reasoning and argument (an introduction to philosophical method); Locke (appearance and reality); introduction to ethics; quantitative economics 1 and quantitative economics 2; mathematical economics and introductory econometrics; study skills. Year 2: Microeconomic theory; macroeconomic theory; careers skills; the nature of meaning; normative ethics; knowledge and justification. Year 3: Philosophy; dissertation. Optional modules: Current economic issues; economic perspectives; labour economics; industrial economics; public sector economics; health economics; financial economics; development economics; monetary economics; environmental and resource economics; experimental and behaviourial economics; international trade economics.

University of Nottingham

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A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
83%
17%

Year 1

71%
29%

Year 2

82%
13%
5%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
33% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
478 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £28k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

25%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

23%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which 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. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
392 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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