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Economics

Middlesex University

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 3 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Economic principles play an important role in the daily choices that we make and is fundamental to how we live our daily lives, impacting on aspects of society from banking and financial services to public policy, education and healthcare. We provide our students with the necessary tools to address economic problems in the real world, ensuring graduates are self-motivated and ambitious learners who are able to confidently navigate their future career path.

Why study BSc Economics at Middlesex University?

The study of Economics is concerned with a wide range of issues such as the production, consumption and pricing of goods and services, the study of incentives, the effect of social interactions on economics outcome, monetary and fiscal policies, and decision-making. Through stimulating theory, quantitative methods and debate students explore the key factors that influence economic forces and learn to apply knowledge to real world problems.

The BSc Economics challenges students to grow and perform at a high level, helping them to acquire the technical knowledge, analytical skills and critical thinking that are in demand across many industry sectors and fields. Our degree can lead to a wide range of careers and roles in sectors such as finance, economics, banking, energy and policy, including business analyst, economic consultant, investment analyst, researcher, pricing strategist and policy analyst.

Highly active in areas at the forefront of economics, from applied microeconomics and networks to banking, trade and applied industrial organisations, our academics use their research to inform both the knowledge they deliver and the innovative teaching methods they use. For example students are taught by some of the world's leading experts in the cutting-edge field of behavioural economics, with our Behavioural Economics Group ranked in the top 10 in the UK overall in Experimental Economics (RePEC, 2014).

Middlesex University is in the top 5 in London and in the top 300 worldwide for Economics (The Guardian University Guide 2019 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).

Course highlights

  • Our teaching staff are active researchers and are widely published in areas including: behavioural and experimental economics, microeconomics, and econometrics.
  • Work placements are an invaluable opportunity to gain employability skills so we have introduced two options by which students can integrate this into their time at Middlesex. Students who wish to do a placement can take either a 36 week 3rd year sandwich placement as part of a 4 year degree or two 18 week summer placements allowing students to complete within 3 years
  • In your final year you can choose one of three specialist pathways (Quantitative Economics, Business Economics, Financial Economics) or select from all of our Economics modules for a non-pathway route
  • Our academics provide excellent student support through: the Virtual Learning Platform, high levels of office-hour availability and the production and distribution of quality learning materials and computer experiments
  • You will have access to cutting-edge business resources including Chartered Management Institutes' Management Direct Resource Hub and Datastream.

Economic principles play an important role in the daily choices that we make and is fundamental to how we live our daily lives, impacting on aspects of society from banking and financial services to public policy, education and healthcare. We provide our students with the necessary tools to address economic problems in the real world, ensuring graduates are self-motivated and ambitious...

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Course Content

All students will follow the same course in the first and second years, developing your understanding of economics and specific aspects of the discipline. In your third year you can choose modules that develop specific 'pathways' in Quantitative Economics, Business, Finance, Behavioural & Experimental Economics, Development, Industrial economics or Banking.

Modules

  • Year 1

    • Principles of Microeconomics (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Principles of Macroeconomics (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Statistics and Inference (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Quantitative Techniques 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 1 - optional placement

    • Placement (60 or 120 Credits) - Optional

  • Year 2

    • Microeconomics (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Macroeconomics (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Econometrics (30 credits) - Compulsory

    • Quantitative Techniques 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Year 2 - optional placement

    • Placement (60 or 120 Credits) - Optional

  • Year 3

    • Advanced Microeconomics (30 credits) - Optional

    • Advanced Macroeconomics (30 credits) - Optional

    • Advanced Econometrics (30 credits) - Optional

    • Research Topics in Economics (30 credits) - Optional

    • Social Network and Labour Economics (30 credits) - Optional

    • Development Economics (30 credits) - Optional

    • Behavioural Economics (30 credits) - Optional

    • Industrial Organisation (30 credits) - Optional

    • Trade: Theory and Policy (30 credits) - Optional

    • Experimental Economics (30 credits) - Optional

    • Banking Theory and Practice (30 credits) - Optional

    • Financial Risk Management in Banking (30 credits) - Optional

    • Monetary Policy (30 credits) - Optional

    • International Finance (30 credits) - Optional

    • Finance (30 credits) - Optional

    • Investment Analysis (30 credits) - Optional

All students will follow the same course in the first and second years, developing your understanding of economics and specific aspects of the discipline. In your third year you can choose modules that develop specific 'pathways' in Quantitative Economics, Business, Finance, Behavioural & Experimental Economics, Development, Industrial economics or...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Hendon

Full Time, 3 years

October, 2020

£9250.00

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Classroom

Hendon

Part Time, 6 years

October, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

112 UCAS points

Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications.

Please check our general entry requirements page to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed, provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree. For more information see our Business Foundation page.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three. For further information please visit our Transfer students page.

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Qualifications 112 UCAS points Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. Please check our general entry requirements page to see how these points can be achieved from our...

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Assessment Methods

The course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any grade you receive from formative assessment does not count towards your final marks.

There is formal ‘summative’ assessment as part of the module, usually towards the end of the module. Assessment methods could include written examinations, coursework and presentations, a continuous evaluation component based on quizzes and computer lab exams. The grades from the summative assessments count towards your module mark. Assessments are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based on feedback from an external examiner.

The course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. This will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment which will count towards your final marks. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your tutor....

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
89%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
89% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
80% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
85% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
69% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
75% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
71% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
57% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
66% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
88% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
94% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
85% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
99% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
94% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
76% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
72% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
95% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
67% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
75% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
93% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
97% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
60% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
83% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
83% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
75% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
65% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
43% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate Salary£25000

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