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How long you will study
Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year
How you will study
International course fees
GBP 13450 per year
Improve your knowledge of global markets and economic theory, and sharpen your decision making skills – an Economics degree at Nottingham Business School is your gateway to a career in financial services, and a wide range of other opportunities.
Economics is built on some simple, yet important, ideas known as threshold concepts. These apply to decisions taken every day by individuals, firms and governments. Some of these decisions can have very important effects for all of us – for example, decisions made by financial institutions in 2008 which lasted for five quarters and resulted in the deepest UK recession since the war.
You'll study the key concepts of modern economics, learning how these principles are applied by individuals, businesses and governments. You'll work with professionals and industry experts and test your knowledge in a range of real-world business environments.
As an Economics student you'll have access to our unique Trading Room facility. With 12 double-screen workstations, the room gives you a simulated experience of working in the fast-moving world of shares and trading. You can access sophisticated analysis tools and data on worldwide financial markets.
This course can be studied over three years full-time or four years with a placement, and offers all students the opportunity to gain some industry experience or travel overseas to study abroad in one of our partner universities with our unique opportunities scheme.
Nottingham Business School is a UK leader in financial and business education – an Economics degree from NTU gives you the foundations and opportunities to pursue a wide range of exciting careers.
How you're taught
Assessment methods include; examinations, practically assessments including policy briefings; economics impact analysis; business and finance investment analysis using contemporary software; business analysis reporting; and country trade-flow analysis.
Teaching and learning on the economics course involves a blend of three crucial elements.
You will also have a number of one-on-one tutor sessions during each year, which will allow you to:
You'll also use our virtual learning environment, NOW, which is a flexible web-based system that gives you 24-hour access to module learning materials and reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.
Full time version of the course (3 years)
Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)
A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:
Full time version of the course (3 years)
Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)
Careers and employability
100% of our undergraduates were in employment or further study six months after graduating from NTU (DLHE 2015/16)
Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:
In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:
Students on this course tend to earn the average salary of £22,300 six months after graduation (DLHE 2015/16)
We like to keep in touch with all our past students to see what they have been up to over the years. Notable alumni for our Economics course are:
We are continually investing in our facilities, and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.
Our School is based in the impressive Newton building on NTU's City Campus. The building was recently involved in a £90 million regeneration project on the site. The Grade II* listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex while keeping its historic beauty.
100% of full-time BA (Hons) Economics students found the course intellectually stimulating. (National Student Survey 2017)
Our Trading Room, a unique facility with 12 double screen workstations allows access to worldwide financial markets data and sophisticated analysis tools. As an integral part of your learning experience you can use industry technology, create stock portfolios, monitor their performance and use near-live reporting to make quick-fire, informed decisions.
Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City Campus, with PCs providing access to:
The University's main resource room in the library is available 24 hours a day.
Book and library resources
In our library you will have access to an extensive and diverse range of books and periodicals that focus on specialist areas within business, Marketing, Finance, Economics and HRM. The library's OneSearch system provides access to all our:
We have a liaison librarian who is available to give you detailed help in finding and using print and electronic resources. They can also help you with things such as Harvard referencing and research skills.
The location of the City Campus also means that you have easy access to:
Notes about fees for this course
The tuition fee for UK home students joining NTU in 2018/19 on a full-time undergraduate/foundation degree programme, will be £9,250.
The fee for those who have a year-long placement as part of a sandwich course, or spend a year studying or working abroad will be published here once confirmed.
The University reviews its tuition fees each year. The fees for Home (UK / EU) undergraduate students for 2018-19 are £9250. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances the current expectation is that the University’s current fee of £9250 per annum may increase for subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
Pre-masters and foundation courses
If you need to do a foundation or pre-Masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you are already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-Masters courses page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English Language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.
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