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Economics with Psychology BSc (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Explore the driving forces behind human behaviour. Discover how human psychology can guide people to make economic decisions. How do people get in debt? Why do people choose to get a mortgage rather than rent? Why did the economic crisis affect the UK more than the US? Economics at Essex explores how economics relates to the real world and asks the difficult questions.On BSc Economics with Psychology you develop key mathematical skills and explore how you can use data to interpret the global economy, economic drivers behind human behaviour and the human mind. Through combining economics with psychology you gain a deepened knowledge as to why individuals are not always behaving in their own best interests. Understanding this and the frameworks of behavioural economics can help policymakers create environments that nudge people towards making wiser decisions and healthier lives.Studying this course you will explore a wide variety of topics across economics and also have the opportunity to include some modules of psychology. Topics include:- Macroeconomics- Behavioural economics- Mathematical methods in economics- Personality and individual differences- Social psychology- Your education is inspired and informed by leading economics research, so that you graduate with a strong training in economics. Our Department of Economics are ranked top 5 in the UK for research (REF 2014).Our Department of Psychology provide one of the most immersive experiences of studying the human mind in the UK. You have the opportunity to work alongside researchers with our Research Experience Scheme (RES) and gain hands on experience in our dedicated psychology labs.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,600per 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 : BBB

Typical offer will require you to achieve specific grades in three A-levels (or equivalent). We are also happy to consider your application if you are taking a mixture of A-levels and BTECs, or qualifications other than A-levels. If your results fall short of the offer level by a small margin, your results in other qualifications such as the Extended Project, a Core Maths qualification or an additional AS-level may be taken into account. We want you to stand the best chance of benefiting from an Essex Education. For ap

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 80 3

    38th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 47%

    58th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    49th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    115 55%

    65th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    43rd

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    65th

    21

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