Economics BA (Hons)

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Economics BA (Hons)

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 1,820 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,450

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A BA in Economics from the University of Stirling will prepare graduates to take their place in any of a dozen industries and commercial sectors which depend on an up-to-the-minute understanding of the economic landscape for their financial planning and company strategy.

    This program is rated #2 in Scotland and only #5 in the entire UK for the quality of its education and research-led instruction. In addition to your core studies in economics, you’ll be able to add courses from up to 8 other areas of study to build a marketable expertise in your chosen field or fields.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over 4 years at full time. Each year is composed of 2 semesters and will feature several required modules as well as several that you select from a list of available options. Both lists are subject to change.

    Year 1:

    Required Modules:

    • Introductory Microeconomics
    • Introductory Macroeconomics

    Elective Modules:

    • Accounting and Finance for Managers
    • Ecology: An Introduction
    • Introduction to Cell Biology
    • Our Blue Planet
    • Accounting II
    • Introduction to Physiology
    • Our Thirsty Planet: Man and the Aquatic Environment
    • Programming and User Interface Design

    Year 2:

    Required Modules:

    • Intermediate Microeconomics
    • Intermediate Macroeconomics
    • Statistics for Economics, Business and Management

    Elective Modules:

    • Accounting and Finance for Managers
    • Accounting II
    • External Reporting
    • Introduction to Aquatic Environments
    • Introduction to Cell Biology
    • Our Blue Planet
    • Our Thirsty Planet: Man and the Aquatic Environment
    • Science of Diving

    Year 3:

    Required Modules:

    • Advanced Macroeconomics
    • Advanced Microeconomics
    • Behavioural Science for Managers
    • Using Economic Data

    Elective Modules:

    • Managing Change
    • Responsible Business
    • Applied Economics II

    Year 4:

    In addition to your taught modules (outlined below) you’ll spend part of both of your last two semesters preparing and delivering a dissertation in Economics with the aid and support of the academic staff.

    Required Modules:

    • Economic Policy
    • Dissertation

    Elective Modules:

    • Applied Economics I
    • Applied Economics II
    • Behavioural Science for Managers
    • Environmental Economics
    • Financial Economics
    • Managing Change
    • Responsible Business

    Learning & Teaching

    You will spend the bulk of your learning time in independent study, and your taught modules will include a fairly standard mix of seminars, interactive tutorials and lecture classes. Each benefits from the cutting edge Economic research being conducted at Stirling, and each module has been assessed by the QAAHE achieving the highest possible ratings in all respects.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Stirling’s Economics program has an excellent employability rating, with 97% of graduates in higher education or working within 6 months. Graduates have taken roles as Members of Parliament, IT specialists, Social Workers, Economic Analysts and Portfolio managers.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    This BA program typically requires applicants to have achieved 3 A Levels of BBB or better, SQA Highers at AABB or higher, or one of a number of equivalent academic certifications.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.0 or better overall, with no less than 5.5 in any one component.

    International students must also have earned a degree that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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