BSc Development Economics

Programme Code: L170 BSc/DE

Duration: 3 years

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC: DDD
  • Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
  • Scottish Highers: AAAAA
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA
  • Irish LC: 360 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
  • Advanced Placement: 4 5 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0
  • Euro Bacc: 85%
  • French Bacc: 15/20
  • German Abitur: 1.5
  • Italy DES: 85/100
  • Austria Mat: 1.5
  • Polish Mat: Overall 80% including 3 extended level subjects

Minimum Entry Requirements: Plus a minimum of Grade B at GCSE for those without A-level Maths.

Subjects Preferred: No

Interview Policy: Candidates with ‘non-standard’ qualifications may be invited

The Department of Economics is one of the country's leading departments specializing in the economics of growth and development as well as in political economy and heterodox approaches to Economics. Research and teaching is pursued on a variety of topics and is unique in its depth and range of regional and specialising coverage, including topics from contemporary banking and finance, the economics of the environment, gender economics, global economic theory, as well as the economic development of a variety of regions from Japan to the Middle East. Studying BSc Development Economics will provide you with a thorough grounding in economic theory, analysis, and policy while studying the economics of a wide range of developing and emerging countries.

Structure

Students take 120 credits per year composed of the core and optional modules, which allows for students to participate in their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals and ensuring academic coherence.

You will take most of your modules within the Department of Economics, however, Open Options from other departments are also available. After the introductory modules in Year 1, you will then advance into more specialized modules in Years 2 and 3 that dive deeper into economic theory, specific regions in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and specialized fields.

It should be noted that BSc Development Economics is separate from BA Economics and Development Studies. The Development Studies/ Economics combination is a two-subject degree course in which half the courses taken may be outside the Economics department.

No preliminary knowledge of the subject or of any region is required.

Year 1

Core Modules

  • Comparative Growth in Asia and Africa 153400102 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Introduction to economic analysis 153400003 (30 credits) Full Year

AND depending on mathematics background EITHER:

  • Introduction to quantitative methods for Economists 153400120 (30 credits) Full Year

OR

  • Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 (30 credits) Full Year

AND

One Open Option

Year 2

Core Modules

  • Macroeconomic Analysis 153400123 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Microeconomic Analysis 153400130 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Issues in Development Economics 153400124 (30 credits) Full Year

ONE from the following:

  • Banking and Finance 153400100 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Econometrics 153400103 (30 credits) Full Year
  • International Economics 153400106 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 (30 credits) Full Year

Or One Open Option OR Intercollegiate course

Year 3

Core Modules

  • Quantitative methods for Economists 153400121 (30 credits) Full Year

AND any THREE/FOUR of the following

Optional Modules

Please note that not that all of the optional modules listed below will be available in any one academic year, depending on staff availability and student interest.

  • Banking and Finance 153400100 (30 credits) Full Year
  • China's Economic Transformation 153401004 (15credits) Term 1
  • China and World Development 153401003 (15credits) Term 2
  • International Economics 153400106 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Applied Econometrics 153400119 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Econometrics 153400103 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Economic development of Africa 153400101 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Economic Development in the Asia-Pacific Region I 153400133 (15credits) Term 1
  • Economic development in the Asia-Pacific Region II 153401002 (15credits) Term 2
  • Economic Development of Japan 153400134 (15credits) Term 2
  • Economic development of South Asia 153400011 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Economic development of the modern Middle East 153400031 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Gender Economics (UG) 153401001 (15credits) Term 1
  • Global Economic Policy 153400125 (30 credits) Full Year
  • History of Economic Thought and Methods 153400135 (15credits) Term 1
  • Independent study project in Economics 153400114 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Issues in Development Economics 153400124 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Principles of Marxist Political Economy 153401005 (15credits) Term 2
  • The Economics of the Environment 153400136 (15credits) Term 2
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated January 22, 2019
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