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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

    Description

    How do different countries around the world trade and what systems do they use? What influence do historical events have on the development of international policies?

    BSc International Economics gives a solid grounding in all aspects of economics but has a focus on international aspects such as world trade, world economy, international monetary relations and the flow of trade and assets between countries. You spend your third year abroad.

    Whether you have already studied aspects of economics, our course gives a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics and mathematics, including micro and macroeconomics, and introduces you to quantitative research methods (this is common across all our courses). You also have the opportunity to take optional modules from across our Department or our University. Throughout the course, you build on these skills and apply them to international situations. Our BSc includes more complex (compulsory) mathematics modules in your second year, which differentiates it from the BA.

    You are required to complete a project in your third year (applicable to all our courses) and this is an excellent way to evidence the skills you have learnt to future employers or prepare for postgraduate study.

    Whether you continue studying or go into work, you will graduate secure in the knowledge you have received one of the best undergraduate training available in economics, from one of the top-rated research departments in the UK.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 11950 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    In your first year, you will have 90 credits of compulsory modules and will get 30 credits of optional modules. There is a great deal of choice for this optional module from within our Faculty of Social Science, as most of our first-year modules do not assume any specialist knowledge.
    With a small number of exceptions, if you successfully complete the first year of your BA, then you are qualified to enter the second year of that course and a range of other courses: for example, if you take economics, politics, philosophy and sociology, then you have a choice of at least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your first year. This means you can change your course, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisites and places are available.
    During your second year all of your modules will be compulsory. You spend your third year abroad. In your final year you will have a greater deal of flexibility; you will have 30 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modules, meaning you can take four optional 15 credit half-year modules, and a 30 credit research project, an individual piece of research on a topic that interests you, which is compulsory.
    We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our four-year course consists of 420 credits (120 credits in your first year, 60 credits in your third year abroad, and 240 credits across your second and final years).

    Year 1

    Introduction to Economics;
    Introduction to Quantitative Economics;
    Methods of Economic Analysis; and
    one social science option

    Year 2

    Macroeconomics;
    Microeconomics;
    Mathematical Models in Economics;
    Introduction to Econometric Methods;
    International Trade Institutions and Policy;
    International Financial Institutions and Policy

    Year 3

    Year abroad

    Year 4

    Economics Research Project;
    International Trade;
    International Money and Finance; and
    four half-year economics modules


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    • A-levels: AAB-ABB
    • GCSE Mathematics: B (if not taken at A-level)
    • GCSE English: C
    • IB: 33-32 points, including Standard Mathematics grade 5, if not taken Higher Level (we consider IB certificates at the Higher Level on a case-by-case basis)
    • Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 12 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above) or achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 6 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above).

    English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Essex.

    Funding

    For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.

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