This is an exciting time to study Economics: great ideological debates, policy decisions and technological changes are taking place that impact our lives, ranging from the direction of globalisation and international trade and trade restrictions, to trends in economic inequality, the environment and climate change, the gender pay-gap, migration flows, economic integration, financial crises, and the challenges posed by the recent Covid-19 crisis..
Our Economics programme will delve in to an in-depth study of real economic issues like the above, based on a solid foundation of an eclectic economic theory, and an understanding of how economic policy is formulated. This will enable students to gain the analytical and critical evaluation skills needed to recognise how national and global issues affect a society’s welfare.
The course is designed to provide students with the experience, knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the job market, by putting a strong emphasis on analytical, quantitative and research skills highly valued by employers. It will also develop a student’s ability to apply the concepts, theories and quantitative methods to business and public policy decisions, in a diverse range of settings. As we believe your ability to gain meaningful employment after you graduate is really important, there is also a strong focus on helping you to develop your more general and transferable employability skills.
In this course, students will study a range of areas, including Quantitative Methods, Econometrics, Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics, History of Economic Thought, Banking & Finance, and International Economics and Finance.
Each unit is divided between lectures, seminars and tutorials: in your first year of study there are approximately 6 teaching hours per week, which will decrease to approximately 5 teaching hours in your second and third years. On top of teaching hours, you are also expected to spend a number of hours studying independently.
Liverpool Hope Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. For over a century, AACSB Accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education. Accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.
Assessment includes, but is not limited to, in-class tests, written final exams, individual and group reports, class presentations, and applied essays on trade journal articles. Both verbal and written feedback is supplied.
The first year sets the stage with Introductory Economics (Micro and Macro) and their applications and relevance to a wide spectrum of real-life situations. Students will be introduced to basic mathematical and statistical techniques, and gain an understanding of the evolution of economic thought.
A solid foundation of intermediate economic theory is developed. In addition, students will learn to carry out empirical analysis using econometric methods and statistical software, thus preparing them for the third year Research Project. Finally, students are introduced to various selected topics of global economic interest.
The final year units delve deeper in to the knowledge of economic theories with a strong emphasis on international settings. Subject areas include International Trade & Finance and Banking & Finance. The final year culminates with the Research Project (or Integrated Dissertation).
|UCAS Tariff Points||112 UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications|
|Access to HE||112 Tariff Points|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||112 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only|
|Welsh Baccalaureate||This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications|
|Subject Requirements||GCSE Mathematics|
|Specific Country Requirements||Select your country|
6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5. We also accept a wide range of International Qualifications. For more information, please visit our English Language Requirements page.
The UK's largest recruiter of economists is the Government Economic Service (GES). The GES is the professional body for UK economists in the public sector and employs over 1,500 economists working across more than 30 government departments and agencies. Other major financial organisations such as the Bank of England, also recruit economics graduates onto graduate training/development programmes.
Other employers include:
The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.
As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.
The tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.
If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.
The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.
We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our scholarships page to find out more.
The International tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are yet to be confirmed. Further details will be available shortly.
Visit our International fees page for more information.
This course is also available as a Combined Honours degree with the following subjects:
|Economics and Accounting & Finance|
|Economics and Business Management|
|Economics and Criminology|
|Economics and Geography|
|Economics and History|
|Economics and Interactive & Immersive Performance|
|Economics and Law|
|Economics and Marketing|
|Economics and Politics|
|Economics and Social Policy|
|Economics and Tourism|