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Economics with Study Abroad BA (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    St Aidan's College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • 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 of Principles of Economics, Economic Methods, and The World Economy, you choose three further optional modules from a selection that currently includes:- Accounting and Finance in Business- Introduction to Environmental Economics- Introduction to the History of Economic Thought- A module chosen from another department, which could include a foreign language.**Year 2**In the second year, you study three compulsory modules investigating Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Economic Data Analysis, and choose three optional modules from a selection that currently includes:- Behavioural and Experimental Economics- Business Competition- Corporate Finance- Economics of Social Policy- European Economics- Intermediate Methods for Economics and Finance- One module from another department, which could include a foreign language.**Year 3**In an increasingly globalised world, a period of international study is a major benefit and can help you to stand out in a crowded job market. Most of our economics degrees offer you the option of spending your third year studying abroad at one of our international partner universities. This is an opportunity to develop foreign language skills, experience another country and learn about its culture.Opportunities for study abroad are currently available in Australia, Canada, Chile, China/Hong Kong, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and USA. Funding opportunities may be available through scholarships offered by the host institution, the British Council and/or other funding bodies.See more at **Year 4**In the fourth year, you study a compulsory double module in which you write a Dissertation. In addition, you study four optional modules from a selection that currently includes:- Advanced Macroeconomic Theory- Advanced Microeconomic Theory- Applied Econometrics- Development Economics- Environmental Economics and Policy- History of Economic Thought- Industrial Organisation- International Economics- Labour Economics- Monetary Economics- Public Economics- Security Investment Analysis- Game Theory and Applications- Post-Keynesian Economics- 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:

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

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    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.

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  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 80 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    184 83%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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