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Economics with Placement Year BA (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Josephine Butler College

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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, you will be able to choose three further optional modules from a selection of economics modules and have the opportunity to take a module from another department, which could be a foreign language.**Year 2**In the second year, you study compulsory modules investigating core issues in economics, and you will be able to choose three further optional modules from a selection of economics modules, and have the opportunity to take a module from another department, which could be a foreign language. Furthermore you will acquire numerous subject skills which enable you to interpret economic theory and data.It may be possible to spend the third term of your second year studying economics modules at either the University of Trento or the University of Pisa. Students who choose this option study five Durham modules before going to Italy for the Easter term. The Durham May/June examinations are taken whilst in Italy.**Year 3**All of our degrees offer you the option of spending your third year gaining practical experience on a business placement. Business placements are a great way to develop your employment marketability and to engage with employers early in their recruitment pipeline. A placement requires a minimum of forty weeks of work experience and the placement begins in the summer following completion of the second year, and this then becomes the third year of a four-year degree programme. This allows you to really explore and understand your job and to find out if the career or company is for you.- You will develop your practical skills, confidence and maturity.- You can focus on a specific career path - many employers recruit graduates from their placement programme.- You will be able to contextualise your studies better, be more mature in your attitude to work,- You may decide to draw on your working experiences and access a more fulfilling dissertation research subject.- You will gain invaluable job search and graduate research skills by engaging in the competitive placement recruitment process.**Year 4**In the fourth year, you study a compulsory double module in which you write a Dissertation. The Dissertation module allows you to analyse, in great depth, your choice of research question in Economics. In addition, you study four optional modules from a list of optional economics related modules, as well as one module from another department, which could include a foreign language.**Please note: the economics degree is currently under review and details may have changed by October 2021**We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year and will publish finalised core requirements for 2021 entry from September 2020.**Placement Year**You may be able to take a work placement. Find out more: https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/ug/studyoptions/

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : A*AA

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.

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    199 89%

    5th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    64th

    16

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