This course is aimed at students seeking a career in economics. It provides you with a solid grounding in economic theory and its applications including • microeconomics • macroeconomics • industrial economics • quantitative methods • alternative perspectives in economics. You study economic concepts and theories including the latest research, but also explore concepts from other disciplines. This gives you a wide range of career choices. You also develop skills that employers value, such as • critical thinking • problem solving • report writing • presenting • teamworking. The core modules help you develop the academic skills required by economists, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics and econometrics. You study employability modules to help you in a placement and graduate roles. You can also choose from a range of elective modules, with choices from economics, finance and international business. As the world economy is continually evolving, our course content evolves, which keeps teaching fresh and engaging. You experience a range of class based learning, including lectures, seminars and IT sessions. Lectures give you information and help your understanding of complex concepts. Seminars give you an in-depth exploration of issues covered in lectures. You can access teaching materials electronically to support your learning. Guest lecturers, including industry professionals, also contribute to some modules. You also attend frequent IT sessions during modules such as introduction to statistics, introduction to econometrics and applied econometrics. These IT sessions use real world data and software like Excel, SPSS and Stata, which are essential for some economics jobs. **Study overseas** You can choose to study overseas for one semester at one of our partner institutions. **Work placements** In your third year, you can take a one year work placement using the skills you develop in the first two years of the course. This is a chance to develop your CV to impress future employers. Due to our relationships with regional, national and international employers, we help you to secure a placement and support you while you're there. Your academic and professional advisor helps you in your second year, and a placement officer supports you while you are on placement. You can also apply for a 6-12 week summer vacation placement scheme with the Government Economic Service that could help you secure a job in the Civil Service.