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Department of Economics | BA Economics (with Placement Year)

Subject Ranking

# 151-200QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

Economics and EconometricsMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Economics and Econometrics

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA Economics (with Placement Year) at Durham University

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Learn how the principles of economic theory, applied economics and statistical techniques are applied by individuals, businesses and governments and how these decisions affect society.


Economics is at the heart of decision-making across every aspect of society. From individuals and businesses to public bodies and multinational organisations, economists examine available resources and work out how they can be used efficiently and effectively.


BA (Hons) Economics has been developed to meet the needs of the business world and equip you with the skills to succeed in a range of industries. As well as preparing you for a career in the financial services sector, the critical and analytical skills developed during the degree provide a springboard into the worlds of journalism, policy, education and international development.


Central to the course is the real-world application of economics. The curriculum includes lectures from expert speakers and projects where you will have a chance to investigate a range of contemporary economics issues. Learning from industry experts you’ll develop a solid grounding in economic analysis, applied economics and statistical techniques.


Year 1 provides a foundation in domestic and international economics. In subsequent years you will further develop your understanding of core areas such as Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Data Analysis.


The flexible structure coupled with the wide range of optional modules across all years allows you to tailor your studies as your interests evolve. You have the option to complete the course in three years, add a placement year or spend a year abroad. It may also be possible to spend the third term of your second year at the University of Pisa.


The degree culminates in a final-year dissertation on an area of economics of your choice. The dissertation draws on skills developed throughout the course and is worth one-third of your final-year marks.


Our students graduate with specialist knowledge in areas of accounting and of finance, as well as the analytical, IT and problem-solving skills that are highly valued by employers in the UK and internationally. This combination of academic knowledge and transferable skills will open up a range of career opportunities in the financial world and beyond.


Our focus on employability extends beyond the classroom. You will benefit from employability-focused events that will give you a competitive edge in the job market. From interview advice and employer talks to subject-specific careers fairs, we work with you to achieve your goals.


Previous graduates have gone on to work within the accountancy profession and for businesses as accountants, specialising as auditors, financial accountants, tax specialists, management consultants etc. Graduates have also specialise in areas of finance such as financial analysis, risk management and investment banking. For employers such as PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, National Audit Office, Capita, Deutsche Bank and Sage Plc. Many have been offered places on graduate talent schemes across a range of sectors, while others have taken on roles in charitable organisations and in general management.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Economics and Econometrics

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA Economics (with Placement Year) at Durham University

[email protected]


Learn how the principles of economic theory, applied economics and statistical techniques are applied by individuals, businesses and governments and how these decisions affect society.


Economics is at the heart of decision-making across every aspect of society. From individuals and businesses to public bodies and multinational organisations, economists examine available resources and work out how they can be used efficiently and effectively.


BA (Hons) Economics has been developed to meet the needs of the business world and equip you with the skills to succeed in a range of industries. As well as preparing you for a career in the financial services sector, the critical and analytical skills developed during the degree provide a springboard into the worlds of journalism, policy, education and international development.


Central to the course is the real-world application of economics. The curriculum includes lectures from expert speakers and projects where you will have a chance to investigate a range of contemporary economics issues. Learning from industry experts you’ll develop a solid grounding in economic analysis, applied economics and statistical techniques.


Year 1 provides a foundation in domestic and international economics. In subsequent years you will further develop your understanding of core areas such as Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Data Analysis.


The flexible structure coupled with the wide range of optional modules across all years allows you to tailor your studies as your interests evolve. You have the option to complete the course in three years, add a placement year or spend a year abroad. It may also be possible to spend the third term of your second year at the University of Pisa.


The degree culminates in a final-year dissertation on an area of economics of your choice. The dissertation draws on skills developed throughout the course and is worth one-third of your final-year marks.


Our students graduate with specialist knowledge in areas of accounting and of finance, as well as the analytical, IT and problem-solving skills that are highly valued by employers in the UK and internationally. This combination of academic knowledge and transferable skills will open up a range of career opportunities in the financial world and beyond.


Our focus on employability extends beyond the classroom. You will benefit from employability-focused events that will give you a competitive edge in the job market. From interview advice and employer talks to subject-specific careers fairs, we work with you to achieve your goals.


Previous graduates have gone on to work within the accountancy profession and for businesses as accountants, specialising as auditors, financial accountants, tax specialists, management consultants etc. Graduates have also specialise in areas of finance such as financial analysis, risk management and investment banking. For employers such as PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, National Audit Office, Capita, Deutsche Bank and Sage Plc. Many have been offered places on graduate talent schemes across a range of sectors, while others have taken on roles in charitable organisations and in general management.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

4 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

-
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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

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