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BA (Hons) Economics

Overview

The study of economics is central to an understanding of business, markets, trade, government policies, international issues, globalisation, health, development, and the environment. This degree provides a thorough grounding in the range of skills required by the modern economist. Through studying a mix of theoretical and applied modules, students will be trained to think like an economist and to apply rigorous, tried and tested techniques that give insight and guidance to government and business.

In particular, through this course students will be able to develop the ability to apply their knowledge and skills for the solution of applied and theoretical problems in economics and will be equipped with the appropriate analytical skills in order to evaluate and solve problems related with economic policy. Students will learn about different tools and techniques used in a modern economy for evaluating, analyzing a problem, decision making and forecasting.

Also, students will be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary for further studies in Economics or related, multidisciplinary areas that involve economics, as well as those essential for future employment.

BA (Hons) Economics will not run for the academic year 2018/2019.

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Modules

Year 1

Compulsory
• Principles of Economics
• Introduction to Accounting & Finance
• Introduction to Mathematics & Statistics
• Academic Writing 10

Optional
• English Language I
• English Language II
• Introduction to Business Economics and Finance
• International Business Communication
• Introduction to Probability and Statistics*

Year 2

Compulsory
• Introduction to Economics
• Introduction to Applied Economics
• Business Environment
• Introduction to Business Functions

Year 3

Compulsory
• Intermediate Principles of Economics
• Methodology and Diversity in Economics
• Transition to Work

Optional
• Quantitative Methods in Economics*
• Research Methods*
• Economics and Business in the European Union
• Social Economics
• European Economic Development
• Global Environment of Business
• Business Economics
• Economics of Sport

Additional
• International Study
• Work Placement

Year 4

Compulsory
• Philosophical Themes in Economics
• Economic Policy
• Post Placement Module (if Placement Route Chosen)

Optional
• Dissertation
• Labour Market Economics
• Economics of the Public Sector
• Economics of Trade Aid and Development
• International Financial Economics
• Europe and the World Economy
• Market Modelling*
• Business Statistics*
• Financial Statistics*

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Career Options

Certain modules will enhance employability prospects e.g. planning your career; internship and student initiated modules (work placement, managing my business etc.) and prepare for the enterprising economy. Some of the live projects that students can engage via work placement could involve sustainable business models e.g. economics of green agro-farming, tourism development and sustainability. In addition, the course through Erasmus mobility (and international study based on numbers) will offer opportunities for international career exposure.

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