Economics with International Trade and Development (BA (Hons))

Nottingham Trent University

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 13450 per year

All study options

About Economics with International Trade and Development at Nottingham Trent University

Over the past decade the issues of international trade and economic growth have gained substantial importance due to the rapid progression of globalisation and companies looking to become even more competitive.

Our BA (Hons) Economics with International Trade and Development course uses distinctive perspectives to analyse the nature and scale of international trade as well as its importance for growth and development.

It will enable you to make sense of a range of global policy issues and develop your understanding of the global dimensions to many economic decisions and their impact on our economic and social wellbeing.

This course provides a solid grounding in the main elements of economic analyse, while emphasising their application to public and private sector organisations, as well as to question policy.

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 in the 1% of business schools worldwide to have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation.

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.

  • Exposure to a variety of economic perspectives.
  • Application of theories and concepts to policy issues in business, trade and finance.
  • Development of quantitative and qualitative skills of economic analysis.

You will also have a number of one-on-one tutor sessions during each year, which will allow you to:

  • discuss your personal and professional development
  • discuss and gain feedback about your work
  • ask questions about the projects you're working on
  • raise any difficulties you are experiencing relating to your work, personal circumstances or your University experience.

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.

Assessment methods

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 coursework (38%) and written (62%).
  • Year 2 coursework (13%) and written (87%).
  • Year 3 coursework (38%) and written (62%).

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 coursework (38%) and written (62%).
  • Year 2 coursework (13%) and written (87%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 coursework (38%) and written (62%).

Contact hours

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)

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (31%) and independent study (69%).
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (26%) and independent study (74%).
  • Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (24%) and independent study (76%).

Sandwich version of the course (4 Years)

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (31%) and independent study (69%) .
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (26%) and independent study (74%).
  • Year 3 placement (100%).
  • Year 4 lectures/seminars/workshops (24%) and independent study (76%).

Careers and employability

Graduates from this course have gone onto working in both public and private sector, undertaking positions such as:

  • seafright forwarder
  • project manager
  • assistant economist
  • financial adviser
  • MI analyst

In the last few years, graduates from this course have gone onto securing roles with well know employers such as:

  • Kuehne and Nagel
  • Fujitsu
  • PwC UK
  • Transact
  • BNP Paribas Real Estate


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.

Fantastic facilities

  • You can take advantage of the Link Lounge, a space dedicated to Business School students, located on floor seven of the Newton building.
  • Explore your career prospects with the help of the University's Employability Team.
  • You will benefit from spacious teaching rooms and lecture theatres and a variety of social spaces.
  • Our Student Services Centre will also be on-hand should you need support.
  • A new City Campus Students' Union building giving you an exceptional array of social, leisure and wellbeing facilities. Our SU has been named Higher Education Students' Union of the Year 2015 by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Trading Room

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.

IT resources

Our IT resource rooms and PC clusters are distributed across the City Campus, with PCs providing access to:

  • Microsoft Office
  • email
  • web browsing
  • networked file storage
  • high-speed online printing services
  • 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:

  • electronic resources
  • journals
  • books.

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.

City location

The location of the City Campus also means that you have easy access to:

  • sports facilities
  • shops
  • student accommodation
  • music venues
  • cafés.

Study options for this course

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.

Entry requirements

International qualifications

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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