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    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?

    This course 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.

    Whether you have already studied aspects of economics, our course gives you 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.

    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

    Tuition fee Not specified Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1

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

    Year 2

    Mathematical Models in Economics (optional for BA);
    Introduction to Econometric Methods (optional for BA);
    International Trade Institutions and Policy;
    International Financial Institutions and Policy

    Year 3

    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.


    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


    A-levels: ABB

    GCSE Mathematics: B

    IB: 34 points, including Standard Mathematics grade 5

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    It is important that you are able to finance your undergraduate or postgraduate studies, so we aim to provide you with comprehensive information to ensure you make the right decisions and find out about any available funding.

    For home and EU students your main source of funding will be government loans, as well as University bursaries and scholarships.

    While international students may be eligible for some scholarships, as well as additional funding from charities and trusts, it is imperative that you do not travel to the UK or begin your studies without ensuring you have enough money to cover all fees and living expenses. It is virtually impossible to make arrangements for financial support once you have left your home country, while the immigration authorities are unlikely to allow you UK entry unless you have evidence that you can cover the costs of your study.


    We are a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We are committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. Our students are members of a unique, transformational living and learning experience which empowers them with the skills to make a difference to the world around them. Rocking the boat

    Tenacious, bold, challenging: this is what it means to be part of the University of Essex community. From pioneering research which informs social change, to student activism which began in the 1960s, and continues to this day, we have never accepted the status quo.

    Our teaching is informed by research, we arm our students with the knowledge and courage to change the world for the better, and to pursue a lifelong journey of exploration.

    Uniquely international

    Essex is a genuine global community. With more than 130 countries represented within our student body, and 40% of our students from overseas, we are one of the most internationally-diverse universities in the UK. Internationalism is in our DNA. Our teaching and research is founded on global issues and internationally-focused initiatives including Languages for All andStudy Abroad equip our students with the skills they need to be truly global citizens.

    Curiosity ingrained

    We value original, relevant independent research that asks difficult questions. Our commitment to excellence has placed us ninth in the UK in the most recent national assessment of research. We are recognised as a world-leader in the social sciences and hold the only Regius Professorship for political science, awarded by HM The Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

    We’re in it together

    At Essex, we don’t separate our students and academic staff, or our professional services staff from our alumni. Everyone is a member of our community for life. Our three uniquely intimate campuses encourage an inter-weaving of people, ideas and disciplines. We celebrate diversity and challenge inequality. Whatever your background, race or sexual orientation, you are part of a vibrant community that lives, learns and plays together. This supportive community helped us earn second place in the 2013 National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction, and the 2013 Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support for Students.

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