The programme will equip you with a thorough grounding in the theory, concepts, principles and techniques of the core subject areas of the discipline: macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative analysis. It aims to provide you with knowledge of the workings of the UK economy and the ability to use that knowledge in a range of contexts. We will introduce you to the breadth and depth of economic analysis and offer you the opportunity to acquire knowledge and technique across a number of specialised areas. These include industrial economics, economic history, labour economics and international economics. Economics is a numerate and increasingly mathematical subject and, consistent with other universities, some modules will have a quantitative element while others will be of a highly mathematical nature. Will also provide students with the necessary business management skills and knowledge, both theoretical and practical, through the professional placement year, to take on responsible positions early in a variety of careers in various sectors of industry and commerce, and in various functional areas within organisations. Distinctive features Distinctive features of the course include: •The opportunity to specialise in economic analysis through all three years of study and therefore to build up considerable knowledge and skills in the discipline; •The intellectual challenge derived from exposure to recent developments in economic theory; •The development of substantial quantitative and empirical research skills; •The chance to proceed to postgraduate study in economics at the UK’s premier Universities; •The possibility of moving into careers in the government economic service and major economic consultancies.