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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

Coventry University

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  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 78 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    114 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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