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United Kingdom, Coventry / London
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With a firm grounding in economics developed in the first year, the
course allows you to specialise on international economic issues such
as international trade patterns and policy, globalisation and its
This course encourages you to become a 'global thinker'. You will
focus on transnational interactions of firms and individuals through
market exchanges and trade. You will also consider the impact of
globalising processes due to developments in the communications media,
technological and environmental changes, and the search for a new
You will be well prepared for possible employment in national and
international organisations, including non-profit and non-governmental
organisations (NGOs), in business and government.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- The option of spending a term or year in the UK or
internationally. Some placements are salaried, the amount varies from
company to company, but is currently in the range of £15,000 to
£20,000 per year
- Experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research
expertise into their teaching
- Formal links with HM Treasury with opportunities for mentoring and
- Interactive learning approaches; you will take part in economic
experiments including a trading pit game, international trading game
and the chance to run your own production line
- The opportunity to take part in summer studentships with the
Government Economic Service, Price-Waterhouse Cooper, Barclays and the
Bank of England, amongst others
This course has developed my economic skills and will enable me to
secure a decision-making position in a global organisation...
ELENA ALDEA, STUDENT
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In the first year you will study modules including Introductory
Microeconomics, Introductory Macroeconomics, Mathematical Techniques
for Economics, Data Analysis Skills for Economics and Accountancy,
Current Issues in Applied Economics, and Developing Academic and
Professional Skills 1.
Discussions on international issues are strongly embedded in the
economics curriculum right from the beginning and are developed
further in the second and third years. Specialist modules include
World Business and Trade, International Economics, Development
Economics, Economic Policy and the European Union.
These will introduce you to contemporary issues such as policy
co-ordination in euro-zone countries, causes of the global financial
crisis and global imbalances, causes of rising food prices, deadlock
in the Doha trade talks, progress on Millennium Development Goals, and
impacts of the rise of China and India on European living standards.
You also have the choice to take an optional placement or
study-abroad year after completing your first two years.
View the course structure and module list from year one through to
your final year.
Economics graduates build successful careers in business, public
service and the voluntary sectors.
Economics graduates are employed in a range of sectors and roles
which may or may not be related to the discipline. They work in
manufacturing, transport, communications, insurance, consulting,
charitable organisations and public services such as the NHS.
Recent graduates from our economics programmes have found employment
in a wide variety of careers at managerial level with a number of
prestigious employers including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bank of
England, Government Economic Service, Vodaphone and HSBC. A number of
our graduates have also gone onto postgraduate study and professional
training such as teaching.