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2: Your Degree Course

In this section of the Handbook, you can access information on the rules, regulations, procedures and policies associated with your degree course. We would advise that you familiarise yourself with these.

Introduction to our Degree Courses

The Department of Economics operates two single honours degree courses and is involved in 12 joint honours degree courses.

Single Honours Courses

BSc Economics (L100)
BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation (L116/L112)

Joint Honours Courses housed within the Department of Economics

BSc/BA Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D/LLD2)

BSc Mathematics and Economics (GL11)

Other Joint Honours Courses

BSc/BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML)

BA/BSc Economics, Psychology and Philosophy (L1CA)

BSc Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) (Y602)

BASc Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development (L1L8)

BA Liberal Arts - Pathway through Economics (LA99)

BA Modern Languages and Economics (R9L1) (including a range of specific programmes)

BA Hispanic Studies and Economics (R4L1)

BA French Studies and Economics (R1L1)

BA German Studies and Economics (R2L1)

BA Italian Studies and Economics (R3L2)

We aim to provide an advanced education in economics that is valuable both intellectually and professionally. By the time you leave, you should not just know a lot about economics, you should also be able to define and solve economic problems and take part in the advancement of economic ideas.

Please note that this Handbook is applicable to students on L100, L116/L112, LM1D/LLD2, GL11. All other students taking joint degrees with Economics should check their home Department's Handbook for more information or contact the Director of Joint Degrees, Dr. Isleide Zissimos or the Joint Degrees Coordinator, Ramkumar Govindaswamy .

Modules and CATS points

Each degree course is comprised of a number of core (compulsory) modules, together with optional modules. A module is typically based on a series of lectures and could also include Support and Feedback classes covering a specific field or set of fields in Economics.

Each University module has its own code, e.g. EC108 for Macroeconomics 1. This code tells you three things:

  • EC - the two letters tell you the department (e.g. EC for Economics)
  • 1 - the first letter tells you the year of study (1, 2, or 3 for undergraduate, 9 for postgraduate)
  • 08 - the other digits are the module's serial number.

Your degree course regulations set out which modules you must take each year. These are the subject requirements. For example, you take modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative techniques.

Each module is worth a given number of CATS, which stands for Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme, and every UK university has one. Every module has a CATS rating. Your degree course regulations also set out how many CATS you must take each year and hence how many optional modules you are required/permitted to choose. These are the workload requirements. The First Year carries between 129-150 CATS (depending on your degree course). Second Year and Final Year carry 120 CATS each (excluding GL11). Note the one CAT represents 10 hours of learning time (which will be split between independent self-study and actual contact time in lectures and or classes).

Core modules

Core modules are compulsory and are determined by your degree course regulations. You do not need to register for core modules; simply check your timetable on Tabula. The core modules in each course will enable you to acquire a grounding in the subject of economics. For example, you must take modules in microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative techniques.

Optional modules

Optional modules are non-compulsory modules which can be used either to develop a specialisation (for example in economic theory or statistics) or to broaden your approach into various applied topics (for example history, development, or industry and labour). In the process, you will strengthen your existing skills (e.g. taking notes and writing reports) and acquire new ones (e.g. the use of specialised computer software).

Sometimes you have a choice between core modules, which are thus referred to as 'optional core modules.' For example, EPAIS students majoring in Economics must take either EC203 or EC226, but may choose which, hence EC203 and EC226 are optional core modules for EPAIS students. In contrast, EC226 is a core module for both L100 and L116 students, as these students must take EC226.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have selected the correct number of optional modules each year to meet your degree course regulations and that you have registered for your modules correctly. Depending on which modules you have taken in your First Year and on your degree course regulations, you may wish to consider the possibility of taking modules in other departments in the University, especially from other Social Sciences departments. Further information is available in the next section of the HandbookLink opens in a new window.

Economics modules are a either 30 and 15 CAT modules, but some modules in other Departments are worth 6, 10, 12 or 24 CATS:

  • 12/15 CAT modules are normally taught over one term (either autumn or spring).
  • Economics students can only take modules at 15 or 30 CATS within the Department.
  • Please note that over-catting (taking more than the number of CATS required for a specific year) is not possible (excluding GL11).

Because of historical differences among departments, there are sometimes discrepancies in the weights which departments attach to their modules. Some departments (e.g. Language Centre) offer modules approved for students on Economics-related degree courses in both 12/24 CAT and 15/30 CAT variants. First year students should choose the 15/30 CAT variant. Second and Final Year students, excluding GL11, must choose the 15/30 CAT variant.

You can access a full list of the Economics module descriptors on the Department's webpages.

Honours degrees

The undergraduate degree involves three or four years of study at Warwick and leads to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The first year is preparatory, so the results are not classified (First class, Upper Second class, and so on) and, with the exception of Mathematics and Economics (GL11), do not count towards your final degree class. In some modules the summer examination is combined with a number of other assignments, including tests and essays taken during the year, which collectively determine your final module mark. You must pass your core first-year modules to progress to the second year of your degree. Students who fail first-year core modules may resit the summer examination (where the resit is worth 100% of the module mark) once only, usually in September. For further information on progression requirements for each year, go to the section on Exam Boards, Progression and resitsLink opens in a new window.

Warwick degrees can be awarded with Honours or as Pass degrees. Honours are awarded in First, Upper-second, Lower-second and Third classes. The class of Honours awarded depends upon coursework and examination results in the second and final years. The second and final years carry equal weight, again with the exception of GL11 Mathematics and Economics (where the weight is 10:40:50), and contribute cumulatively to your final degree class. Please see University rules on degree conventions.

A Pass degree may be considered for those who fail several second and final year modules. Students may also be considered for an Exit AwardLink opens in a new window if they pass a set number of CATS. More information on classifications and pass degrees can be found in section 4 on Assessments and ExaminationsLink opens in a new window.

Course specifications

There is a course specification for every undergraduate and taught Masters course. Each course specification sets out the aims of the course, the skills and knowledge a graduate from that course will possess, and how it is taught and assessed. Each course specification can be found on the course specifications section of the website.

How we teach and how you learn

Teaching and Learning

We will be offering in person learning across most modules and blended learning in a small selection of modules this academic year, with teaching mainly carried out through lectures and classes. You will also be expected to undertake your own independent study. In the summer term, your independent study time will increase as you revise for exams and for our final year students, complete your research dissertation. Further information on contact time is given in the Study Hours StatementLink opens in a new window.

We have always been focused on enhancing teaching and learning and the main elements of the teaching process in our Department are lectures, module Support and Feedback classes, assessed work, examinations and Advice and Feedback hours. Through the richness of the curricula and syllabi, you are able to develop a range of skills, capacities and capabilities, which are designed to meet the aims and learning objectives of the courses and modules. It is appropriate that different learning objectives are assessed in different ways and this is reflected in a wide variety of types of both formative and summative assessment.

As a Department we are mindful of the different academic backgrounds of our students. We are aware that the UK higher education system may be very different to systems in which you have previously studied. With this in mind, we do our best to help familiarize you with the academic culture in the UK, particularly around how learning takes place in lectures and classes, approaches to assessment, expected standards of work, marking and plagiarism.

Contact hours

These are designed to be high in the first year but will diminish so that when entering your final year you will be a more independent learner, ready for the next step beyond your undergraduate degree.

In person Lectures

Most modules will also have a 2 hour in person lecture each week and this will timetabled on tabula.

These lectures will take many different forms, depending on how the lecturer wants to organise the module. It may take the form of a workshop, where the lecturer goes through applications of previous lecture content, perhaps through solving exercises. The lecturer may also draw on questions posted within the module's forum and answer these during the lecture.

These lectures may be recorded through lecture capture. The recordings (via Lecture Capture) will be available to view via your module's Moodle page. Lecture Capture, which is supported via IT Services, allows you to view the images listen to the recordings from the relevant lecture. Where available, these recordings will be published in Moodle.

A brilliant lecture, delivered by an academic who is a leading researcher in their field can be a wonderful experience: you are strongly encouraged to listen to the live lecture at the time of delivery, so that you can experience the benefits of being taught by academics whose work is at the cutting edge of research.

Recordings in the lecture capture system are intended for use by students registered on the relevant module and should be clearly marked as Warwick resources. Access is limited to the staff and students of the University and you are not permitted to share recordings further. The continued provision of lecture recordings on any given module are contingent on attendance at lectures remaining sufficiently high.

We do not permit personal capture of lectures or classes without explicit approval of the lecturer or tutor concerned.

The University's Lecture Capture PolicyLink opens in a new window and Policy on Recording of Lectures by StudentsLink opens in a new window provides further information on recording lectures.

Pre-Recorded Lectures

Some modules will have the equivalent of 1 hour of pre-recorded lectures each week. These are likely to take the form of a number of shorter videos as it is much easier to pay attention and absorb information over a shorter period of time.

The recordings will be posted in advance of the week in which they should be watched and guidance will be provided by module teaching teams as to the order in which you should watch them. These pre-recorded lectures will transmit information and define the syllabus and it essential that you watch and take notes of these pre-recorded lectures each week. They will provide you with the core content and concepts that you need to know for your module and you are encouraged to watch these prior to the in-person lecture each week so that you get the most out of them. They will also help you in ensuring that you are prepared for the Support and Feedback classes each week. You will be able to access the pre-recorded lectures via module's Moodle page.

Taking notes in lectures will help you stay alert; the experts call this “promoting concentration.” Studies show that going over your notes later on the day of the lecture produces a significant improvement in understanding and retention. But attending lectures alone is not sufficient for you to acquire an active grasp of economics.

Recordings in the lecture capture system are intended for use by students registered on the relevant module and should be clearly marked as Warwick resources. Access is limited to the staff and students of the University and you are not permitted to share recordings further. The continued provision of lecture recordings on any given module are contingent on attendance at lectures remaining sufficiently high.

We do not permit personal capture of lectures or classes without explicit approval of the lecturer or tutor concerned.

The University's Lecture Capture PolicyLink opens in a new window and Policy on Recording of Lectures by StudentsLink opens in a new window provides further information on recording lectures.

Module Support and Feedback Classes

'Module Support and Feedback classes,' 'seminars,' 'classes,' 'tutorials' and 'supervisions' are all different names for essentially the same thing; compulsory teaching in small groups. This year some of these classes will be online, while others will be a mixture of online and face to face classes. Some modules do not have Support and Feedback classes, due to their small size, whereby live lectures themselves provide the same purpose. Other modules will have these classes every week, while some will have fortnightly classes. Module Support and Feedback classes allow for more informal, less scripted interaction and occur. Each of these classes is managed by a tutor who will:

  • invite you to raise problems
  • provide feedback on your understanding of material
  • lead discussion
  • invite you to lead discussion, usually after some preparation
  • assign and grade coursework
  • record your attendance, participation and marks
  • offer you any individual advice, in or out of the module Support and Feedback class.

Your preparation for module Support and Feedback classes and participation in the class discussions are essential to your economics education. Here are some reasons for this:

  • through your independent reading and discussion with others you will be exposed to a variety of viewpoints, learn to choose among them, and you will be better prepared to develop your own distinctive ideas
  • by discussing the module materials with other students you will identify common problems and misunderstandings and overcome them
  • studies show that students remember a far higher proportion of the material they have actively discussed, compared with the proportion of material they have heard passively
  • by preparing presentations, collaborating with others, and engaging in debate you will develop your own transferable skills which will prove invaluable in post-university employment.

Reading lists, lecture hand-outs and examination papers

Reading lists, lecture slides and all lecture resources will be available on the module's Moodle page. Content for module Support and Feedback classes will also be available on the individual module pages on Moodle. Copies of past examination papers are also available. You can access each module's reading list through the Talis Aspire system.

Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

The University of Warwick issues a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) to all undergraduate students. This is the official record of your academic achievements, including module marks and your Personal Development Module results from your time at the University. The HEAR is issued as an electronic document and also provides information about your degree course and some additional achievements undertaken whilst at university. It is hoped that the information provided on the HEAR will prove useful both to graduates entering the job market and to potential employers, as well as to current students as a formative document.

Find out further information about the HEAR.

Degree Course Regulations

Degree Course Regulations are simply the rules by which each degree operates in terms of its structure. The regulations exist to ensure that the content of the degree courses remains relevant and the quality remains high. The various rules and restrictions ensure that the degree content is not unduly diluted whilst allowing you the flexibility to make choices and to tailor your degree to your particular interests. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the regulations for your degree course by carefully reading the relevant pages below, as failure to adhere to them can have serious consequences.

You should regard your degree course regulations as being largely static throughout your time in the Department. However, you should also be aware that the Department does sometimes have occasion to amend these regulations. We do this for positive reasons: we want to keep the content of your degree course up to date and reflective of exciting developments and trends in the field; we may have new academic staff joining us with new perspectives and ideas for new modules; or we may want to revise the year in which a module is taught, for pedagogical reasons. Sometimes, we may need to adjust the CATS weighting of a module, or revisit which students should be able to take it and in which term it is taught. On other occasions, we may feel it’s necessary to suspend or discontinue a module, perhaps because of staffing changes or in order to keep our curriculum fresh and dynamic. Whatever the reason is for such changes to your degree course, the Department is committed to consulting with you prior to major changes to our degree courses. This consultation may happen via the Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) or through wider means. If you are affected by major changes to the curriculum, degree course regulations and other regulatory changes, you will be informed by the Department in a timely manner. Should you need advice on any aspect of your degree course regulations, please contact the UG Office.

Concerning the availability of modules, we cannot guarantee that all modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules. There are reasons why at times the Department may have to remove or make changes to a module:

  • a module teacher going on study leave
  • academic staff leaving Warwick
  • another module is made available so the current one is removed to avoid overlap
  • continuous review of the curriculum and teaching methods to ensure we are teaching relevant and interesting material
  • the need to ensure that assessment methods are the most suitable for a particular module.

Please note that optional modules may have pre-requisites and restrictions. It is your responsibility to check that you comply with these. It is also your responsibility to ensure you meet the degree regulations for your degree course, by choosing the correct modules in each year.

You can view the Regulation 8 (Regulations for First Degrees) for more information. You should read the regulations for your Degree in the next section.

BSc Economics (L100) Regulations

First-Year Course Structure

In the first year you must take modules totalling between 132 and 150 CATS. This is comprised of 120 CATS of core modules (listed in the table below) and then optional modules. You must take option modules worth at least 12 CATS - that is you must choose at least one optional module worth either 12 or 15 CATS. However, you can choose a second optional module worth 12 or 15 CATS. Alternatively, you may choose not to take a 12 or 15 CAT module and instead choose to take just one module worth 24 or 30 CATS. This means that you are required to choose one optional module, but have the flexibility to take a second optional module, as long as your optional modules add up to between 12 and 30 CATS.

Some first-year modules are pre-requisites for certain second (EC200 coded) and final year (EC300 coded) modules. Some optional modules require approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies or their deputy. You are advised to take a balanced load across the autumn and spring terms, so if you decide to take two 12/15 CAT modules, one of them should be in the autumn term and the other in the spring term.

What is required to pass your first year and progress to the second year?

The decision whether you have passed your first year and may be permitted to proceed to the second year is made by the First Year Board of Examiners which sits in June and September each year.

For the degree of BSc (Hons) Economics, the modules marked below in the table as ‘Required Core Modules’ must be passed (with a mark of at least 40%) in order to proceed to the second year. In addition, you must achieve a CATS weighted average of at least 40% across the minimum required modules (core and options) to meet the CATS requirement (132 CATS), but this must include all core modules. Find out more about First Year Board of Examiners’ Conventions.

First-year students on this degree course must also take the compulsory Personal Development Module, which is non-credit bearing.

CodeRequired Core ModulesCATS
EC108Macroeconomics 130
EC109Microeconomics 130
EC120Quantitative Techniques30
EC104The World Economy: History and Theory30
CodeOptional ModulesCATS
EC119Mathematical Analysis15
EC132The Industrial Economy: Strategy
15
EC133Linear Algebra15
EC134Topics in Applied Economics 1a15
EC135Topics in Applied Economics 1b15
EC138Introduction to Environmental Economics15
 An approved language module24/30
 

Any other module on the List of Approved Modules for First Year Students

Minimum of 12 (1 x 12) and Maximum of 30 (or 2 x 15)

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules.

The list of approved modules for first-year students is not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 100-coded modules in the first year, with the exception of languages.

First-year students in Economics are not permitted to take optional modules worth less than 12 CATS.

Second-Year Course Structure

Candidates for Honours take modules during the second and final years to make a total of 240 CATS as follows: in the second year, core modules worth 90 CATS and option modules worth 30 CATS, and in the final year, core modules worth 30 CATS and option modules worth 90 CATS.

The following restrictions apply:

Within the 120 CATS total of option modules chosen in the second and final years combined, you must include:

  • EC coded-modules worth at least 60 CATS, and
  • 300-coded modules worth at least 60 CATS.

You are not permitted to take 100-coded modules in the second or final year.

Certain combinations of modules are not permitted, and there are pre-requisites for some modules (see information on Restrictions and Pre-requisites for details). You are permitted to take only up to 30 CATS of WBS modules in each of your second and final years.

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC201Macroeconomics 230
EC202Microeconomics 230
EC226Econometrics 130
CodeOptional ModulesCATS
EC205Development Economics (Macroeconomics)15
EC208Industrial Economics 1: Market Structure15
EC220Mathematical Economics 1a* 15
EC221Mathematical Economics 1b*15
EC228Collective Decisions*15
EC230Economics of Money and Banking15
EC231Industrial Economics 1: Strategic Behaviour15
EC233Development Economics (Microeconomics)15
EC235Topics in Applied Economics 2a15
EC236Topics in Applied Economics 2b15
EC241Environmental Economics15
EC242Experimental Economics15

An approved language module
30
 Any other module on the List of Approved Modules for Second-year Students30 or 2x15

An asterisk (*) indicates that certain restrictions may apply to your choice of module.

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules.

The List of Approved Modules for second-year Students is not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete the Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that Department's procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact to the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take 200-coded modules in the second year.

Second-year students are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit.

Final-Year Course Structure

Candidates for Honours take modules during the second and final years to make a total of 240 CATS as follows: in the second year, core modules worth 90 CATS and option modules worth 30 CATS, and in the final year, core modules worth 30 CATS and option modules worth 90 CATS. The following restrictions apply:

Within the 120-CATS total option modules chosen in the second and final years combined, you must include:

  • EC-coded modules worth at least 60 CATS credits, and
  • 300-coded modules worth at least 60 CATS credits.

You are not permitted to take 100-coded modules in the second or final year, unless specified otherwise in information on Restrictions and Pre-requisites.

Certain combinations of modules are not permitted, and there are pre-requisites for some modules (see information on Restrictions and Pre-requisites for details). You are permitted to take only 30 CATS of WBS modules in each of your second and final years.

CodeCore ModuleCATS
EC331Research in Applied Economics30
CodeOptional ModulesCATS
EC301Mathematical Economics 2: Dynamics, Uncertainty and Asymmetric Information*15
EC306Econometrics 2: Time Series*15
EC307Macroeconomic Policy in the EU15
EC310Topics in Development Economics15
EC312International Economics15
EC313The International Economic System Since 191815
EC314Topics in Economic Theory15
EC318Labour Economics15
EC320Economics of Public Policy15
EC326Industrial Economics 2: Practice and Strategy*15
EC333Topics in Financial Economics: Theories and International Finance15
EC334Topics in Financial Economics: Corporate Finance and Markets*15
EC336International Trade15
EC337Industrial Economics 2: Market Economics, Competition and Regulation*15
EC338Econometrics 2: Microeconometrics15
EC339Applied Macroeconomics15
EC340Topics in Applied Economics (a): Poverty, Gender, Climate Change15
EC341Mathematical Economics 2: Political Economy15
EC342Topics in Economic History15
EC343Topics in Applied Economics (b): Health Economics15
EC345Behavioural Economics15
 An approved language module30
 Any other modules from the List of Approved Modules for Final-Year StudentsLink opens in a new window, subject to regulations30 or 2 x 15

An asterisk (*) indicates that certain restrictions may apply to your choice of module.

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will deliver the modules.

The lists of approved modules for final-year students are not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded or 300-coded modules in the third year.

Please note that final-year L100 students are not permitted to take EC200-coded modules.

Final-year students are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit.

BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation (L116/L112) Regulations

First Year Course Structure

In the first year you must take modules totalling between 129 and 150 CATS. This is comprised of 105 CATS of core modules (listed in the table below) and then optional modules. You must take option modules worth at least 24 CATS - that is you must choose at least one optional module worth 24 (or 30 CATS) or you must choose two 12 or 15 CAT modules. However, you can then choose another optional module worth 12 or 15 CATS. This means that you are required to choose one year-long optional module or two term-long optional modules, but you have the flexibility to take another term-long optional module, as long as your optional modules add up to between 24 and 45 CATS.

What is required to pass the first year and progress to the second year?

The decision whether you have passed your first year and may be permitted to proceed to the second year is made by the First Year Board of Examiners which sits in June and September each year.

For the degree of BSc (Hons) Economics and Industrial Organisation, the modules marked below in the table as ‘Required Core Modules’ must be passed (with a mark of at least 40%) in order to proceed to the second year. In addition, you must achieve a CATS weighted average of at least 40% across the minimum required modules (core and options) to meet the CATS requirement (129 CATS), but this must include all core modules. Find out more about First Year Board of Examiners’ Conventions.

First-year students on this degree course must also take the compulsory Personal Development Module, which is non-credit bearing.

CodeRequired Core ModulesCATS
EC108Macroeconomics 130
EC109Microeconomics 130
EC120Quantitative Techniques30
IB132Foundations of Finance15
CodeOptional ModulesCATS
EC104The World Economy: History and Theory30
EC119Mathematical Analysis15
EC132The Industrial Economy: Strategy15
EC133Linear Algebra15
EC134Topics in Applied Economics 1a15
EC135Topics in Applied Economics 1b15
EC138Introduction to Environmental Economics15
 An approved language module24/30
 Any other module on the List of Approved Modules for First Year StudentsMinimum of 24 or 2x12, Maximum of 45

NB: We cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver modules.

The list of approved modules for first-year students is not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete the Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department's procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 100-coded modules in the first year, with the exception of languages.

First-year students are not permitted to take modules worth less than 12 CATS.

Second Year Course Structure

Candidates for Honours take modules during the second and final years to make a total of 240 CATS as follows: in the second year, core modules worth 120 CATS and in the final year, core modules worth 60 CATS and option modules worth 60 CATS. The following restrictions apply:

  • within the 60 CATS of optional modules taken in the final year, candidates must include no more than 30 CATS of 200-coded modules
  • you are not permitted to take 100-coded modules in the second or final years, unless specified otherwise in information on Restrictions and Pre-requisites.

Certain combinations of modules are not permitted, and there are pre-requisites for some modules (see information on Restrictions and Pre-requisites).

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC201Macroeconomics 230
EC202Microeconomics 230
EC226Econometrics 130
EC208Industrial Economics 1: Market Structure15
EC231Industrial Economics 1: Strategic Behaviour15

Final Year Course Structure

Candidates for honours take modules during the second and final years to make a total of 240 CATS as follows: in the second year, core modules worth 120 CATS, and in the final year, core modules worth 60 CATS and optional modules worth 60 CATS. The following restrictions apply:

  • within the 60 CATS of optional modules taken in the final year, candidates must include no more than 30 CATS of 200-coded modules
  • you are not permitted to take 100-coded modules in the second or final years, unless specified otherwise in information on Restrictions and Pre-requisites.

Certain combinations of modules are not permitted, and there are pre-requisites for some modules (see information on Restrictions and Pre-requisites). You are permitted to take up to 30 CATS of WBS modules in your final year.

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC326Industrial Economics 2: Practice and Strategy15
EC337Industrial Economics 2: Market Economics, Competition and Regulation*15
EC331Research in Applied Economics30
CodeOptional ModulesCATS
EC301Mathematical Economics 2: Dynamics Uncertainty and Asymmetric Information15
EC306Econometrics 2: Time series*15
EC307Macroeconomic Policy in the EU15
EC310Topics in Development Economics15
EC312International Economics15
EC313The International Economic System Since 191815
EC314Topics in Economic Theory15
EC318Labour Economics15
EC320Economics of Public Policy15
EC333Topics in Financial Economics: Theories and International Finance15
EC334Topics in Financial Economics: Corporate Finance and Markets*15
EC336International Trade15
EC338Econometrics 2: Microeconometrics15
EC339Applied Macroeconomics15
EC340Topics in Applied Economics (3a): Poverty, Gender and Climate Change15
EC341Mathematical Economics 2: Political Economy15
EC342Topics in Economic History15
EC343Topics in Applied Economics (3b): Health Economics15
EC345Behavioural Economics15
 Any EC200-coded optional module*30 or 2x15
 An approved language module30
 

Any other modules from either the List of Approved Modules for Second-year Students, or the List of Approved Modules for Final-year Students subject to regulations

30 or 2x15

An asterisk (*) indicates that certain restrictions may apply to your choice of module.

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lectures will continue to deliver the modules.

The lists of approved modules for final-year students are not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded or 300-coded modules in the final year.

Final-year students are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit.

BSc/BA Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D/LLD2) Regulations

First Year Course Structure

In the first year you must take modules totalling between 132 and 150 CATS. This is comprised of 120 CATS of core modules (listed in the table below) and then optional modules. You must take optional modules worth at least 12 CATS - that is you must choose at least one optional module worth either 12 or 15 CATS. However, you can choose a second optional module worth 12 or 15 CATS. Alternatively, you may choose not to take a 12 or 15 CAT module and instead choose to take just one module worth 24 or 30 CATS. This means that you are required to choose one optional module, but have the flexibility to take a second optional module, as long as your optional modules add up to between 12 and 30 CATS.

What is required to pass the first year and progress to the second year?

The decision whether you have passed your first year and may be permitted to proceed to the second year is made by the First Year Board of Examiners which sits in June and September each year.

For the degree of BSc (Hons) Economics, Politics and International Studies, the modules marked below in the table as ‘Required Core Modules’ must be passed (with a mark of at least 40%) in order to proceed to the second year. In addition, you must achieve a mark of at least 40%, calculated as the CATS weighted average across the minimum required module marks (core and optional modules). This CATS weighted average mark should meet the CATS requirement (132 CATS) and must include all core modules. Find out more about First Year Board of Examiners’ Conventions.

First-year students on this degree course must also take the compulsory Personal Development Module, which is non-credit bearing.

CodeRequired Core ModulesCATS
EC107Economics 130
EC120Quantitative Techniques30
PO107Introduction to Politics30
PO131World Politics30
CodeOptional ModulesCATS Credits
EC104The World Economy: History and Theory30
EC119Mathematical Analysis15
EC132The Industrial Economy: Strategy 15
EC133Linear Algebra15
EC134Topics in Applied Economics 1a15
EC135Topics in Applied Economics 1b15
EC138Introduction to Environmental Economics15
PO102Political Research in the 21st Century30
PO132Contemporary Themes in Comparative Politics15
PO133Foundations of Political Economy15
PO134Justice, Democracy and Citizenship15
PO135Nine Ideas in International Security15
 An approved language module24/30
 Any other module on the List of Approved Modules for First-Year StudentsMinimum of 24 (or 2 x 12), Maximum of 30

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules.

The list of approved modules for first-year students on the Department's undergraduate webpages is not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an online Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 100-coded modules in the first year, with the exception of languages.

First-year students in Economics are not permitted to take optional modules worth less than 12 CATS.

Second Year Course Structure

In the second year, you choose between an Economics major (leading to BSc) and a Politics and International Studies major (leading to BA). When entering the final year, there is then an option to choose a Bipartite pathway (leading to a BA). Candidates for Honours take modules totalling 120 CATS in their second year. Candidates may take a maximum of 30 CATS of optional modules from outside Economics and Politics in each of their second and final years.

Economics Major

You will take core modules worth 90 CATS and optional modules worth 30 CATS.

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC204Economics 230
CodeOptional Core Modules in Economics (one from)CATS

EC203

EC226

Applied Econometrics or

Econometrics 1*

30

30

CodeOptional Core Modules in PAIS (one from)CATS

PO201

PO203

PO219

PO230


PO231

Political Theory From Hobbes: Seeking Freedom and Equality or

Politics of International Development or

Theories of International Relations or

States and Markets: An Introduction to International Political

Economy or

International Security

30

30

30

30


30

CodeOptional Modules (totalling 30 CATS)CATS
 A Second Year module in Economics or Politics and International Studies2 x 15 or 1 x 15
 Any other module on the List of Approved Modules for Second Year Students30 or 2 x 15 or 1 x 15

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules.

An asterisk (*) indicates that certain restrictions or pre-requisites may apply to your choice of module.

The list of approved modules for second-year students on the Department’s undergraduate webpages is not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an online Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded modules in the second year. Note that final-year students are not permitted to take EC200 or PO200-coded modules.

Second-year students are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit. Some modules may have some restrictions or require pre-requisite modules.

Politics and International Studies Major

You will take core modules worth 90 CATS and optional modules worth 30 CATS.

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC204Economics 230
PO201Political Theory From Hobbes: Seeking Freedom and Equality30
CodeOptional Core Modules in PAIS (one from)CATS

PO203

PO219

PO230


PO231

Politics of International Development or

Theories of International Relations or

States and Markets: An Introduction to International Political

Economy or

International Security

30

30

30


30

CodeOptional Modules (totalling 30 CATS)CATS
 A Second Year module in Economics or Politics and International Studies30 or 2 x 15 or 1 x 15
 An approved language module30
 Any approved module on the List of Approved Modules for Second -year Students30 or 2 x 15 or 1 x 15

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules.

The lists of approved modules for final-year students on the Department's undergraduate webpages are not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded modules in the second year. Note that final-year students are not permitted to take EC200 or PO200-coded modules.

Second-year students are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit. Some modules may have some restrictions or require pre-requisite modules.

Final Year Course Structure

Final-year students may continue with the major chosen in year 2 or may opt to move to the Bipartite pathway (BA).

Economics Major (BSc)

Candidates for Honours take modules totalling 120 CATS, which comprises 30 CATS of core modules and 90 CATS of optional modules. If you are on the Economics major you must take a minimum of 90 CATS in EC-coded modules in your final year, including EC304 (30 CATS). This means that if you are on the Economics major you may only take 30 CATS of modules outside of the Department of Economics in your final year.

Within the 90 CATS of optional modules, two conditions must be met: i) at least 60 credits must be contributed by EC-coded modules and ii) at least 60 credits must be contributed by 300-coded modules. You may take a maximum of 30 CATS of optional modules from outside Economics and Politics in each of your Second and Final years.

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC304The Making of Economic Policy30
CodeOptional Modules (totalling 90 CATS)CATS
 Final Year modules in Economics ANDMin 60 CATS
 a Final Year module in Politics and International Studies or30 or 2 x 15 or 1 x 15
 an approved language module or 30
 

any other module on either the List of Approved Modules for second year studentsLink opens in a new window (excluding EC200 and PO200 coded modules), or the List of Approved Modules for Final-Year StudentsLink opens in a new window, subject to regulations

30 or 2 x 15 or 1 x 15

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules.

The Lists of Approved Modules for Second and Final Year Students is not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded or 300-coded modules in the final year, with limited exceptions. Note that final-year students are not permitted to take EC200 or PO200-coded modules.

Final-year students are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit. Some modules may have some restrictions or require pre-requisite modules.

Politics and International Studies Major (BA)

Candidates for Honours take modules totalling 120 CATS, which comprises 30 CATS of core modules and 90 CATS of optional modules. If you are on the PAIS major, you must take a minimum of 60 CATS in PO-coded modules in your final year. This means that if you are on the PAIS major, you may only choose 30 CATS of modules outside of the PAIS Department (plus the core EC304 module).

Within the 90 CATS of optional modules, two conditions must be met: i) at least 60 credits must be contributed by PO-coded modules and ii) at least 60 credits must be contributed by 300-coded modules. You may take a maximum of 30 CATS of optional modules from outside Economics and Politics in each of your Second and Final years.

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC304The Making of Economic Policy30
CodeOptional Modules (totalling 90 CATS)CATS
 Final Year modules in PAIS ANDMin 60 CATS
 a Final Year module in Economics or30 or 2 x 15 or 1 x 15
 an approved language module or30
 any other module either on the List of Approved Modules for Second-Year Students (excluding EC200 and PO200 coded modules), or the List of Approved Modules for Final-Year Students, subject to regulations30 or 2 x 15 or 1 x 15

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules.

The lists of approved modules for second- and final-year students are not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an online Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded or 300-coded modules in the final year. Note that final-year students are not permitted to take EC200 or PO200-coded modules.

Final-year students are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit. Some modules may have some restrictions or require pre-requisite modules.

Bipartite Pathway (BA)

Candidates for Honours take modules totalling 120 CATS, which comprises 30 CATS of core modules and 90 CATS of optional modules. Within the 90 CATS of optional modules, two conditions must be met: (i) at least 60 CATS must be contributed by EC-coded or PO-coded modules* and (ii) at least 60 CATS must be contributed by 300-coded modules. You may take a maximum of 30 CATS of optional modules from outside Economics and Politics in each of your second and final years, e.g. language modules.

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC304The Making of Economic Policy30
CodeOptional Modules (totalling 90 CATS)CATS
 Final Year modules in Economics or Final Year modules in Politics and International Studies* orMin 60 CATS*

an approved language module or30
 

any other module either on the List of Approved Modules for Second-Year Students (excluding EC200 and PO200 coded modules) or on the List of Approved Modules for final year students subject to regulations

Up to max 30 CATS

* Within this 60 CATS you must take at least ONE EC-coded (15 CAT) module and at least ONE PO-coded (15 CAT) module.

NB: we cannot guarantee that all optional modules listed in this Handbook will be available each year or that the same lecturers will continue to deliver the modules.

The lists of approved modules for second- and final-year students are not exhaustive. If outside options not on the list appeal to you, please ensure that you complete an online Unusual Options Request Form and obtain permission from the department offering the module. Whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system. You should contact the UG Office if you have concerns about the modules you are registered to take. Note that normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded or 300-coded modules in the final year. Note that Final Year students are not permitted to take EC200 or PO200-coded modules.

Final Year students are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit. Some modules may have some restrictions or require pre-requisite modules.

BSc Mathematics and Economics (GL11) Regulations

Course co-ordinator: Dr Jonathan Cave

Please note that this Degree course is no longer accepting students via UCAS. Students are able to transfer onto the Degree.

The Examination Scheme for Mathematics and Economics:

  • The first, second, and final years of study contribute to final degree credit in the ratio 10:40:50
  • All modules are examined in the year in which they are taught in accordance with the patterns of assessment set out in the appropriate departmental list.
  • Final-year modules provided by the Warwick Mathematics Institute that are taught in the autumn term are examined in April, as are MA242 Algebra I and MA244 Analysis III. The remaining modules are examined in the summer examination period.

First Year Course Structure

Students are no longer able to undertake the first year in this degree programme, but can only transfer onto it from the Mathematics degree (UCAS no. G100) in the second year. In order for this to be possible, students in the first year of the Mathematics degree must take EC107 Economics 1 and ST112 Probability B. For transfers onto this degree, please see the section in the UG Handbook called Changing your Degree CourseLink opens in a new window.

Second Year Course Structure
The normal load is 120 CATS. The maximum load is 150 CATS. Candidates for Honours take six core modules and choose optional modules including modules totalling 12 CATS from List A (this is the listing of sufficiently relevant and rigorous modules used by the Warwick Mathematics Institute and can be found on the webpage.) In the second year you will take 48 CATS of Mathematics core modules, 60 CATS of Economics core modules and between 12 and 72 CATS of optional modules, as shown in the table below.

During this year you will retain your Warwick Mathematics Institute Personal Tutor and are administratively part of the Mathematics Department. At the end of the year, you move to the Department of Economics for administrative and personal tutor purposes. The second-year exam board is run by the Department of Economics.

CodeCore ModulesCATS
EC204Economics 230
MA259Multivariable Calculus12
MA251Algebra I12
MA244Analysis III12
MA260Norms, Metrics and Topologies12
CodeOptional Core ModulesCATS
EC226
or
EC220/21
Econometrics 1*

Mathematical Economics 1a and 1b*
30

30
CodeOptional ModulesCATS
List AAs List A for the Second Year of G100 Mathematics. Students taking EC226 as an optional core module should consider as recommended options, ST202 Stochastic Processes, and/or ST213 Mathematics of Random Events. Students taking EC220/21 as an optional core module should consider as a recommended option, MA209 Variational Principles 
List BAs List B for the Second Year of G100 Mathematics
Please see the Mathematics website for more details.
 

*You are strongly encouraged to take EC226 Econometrics 1, as opposed to EC220/EC221 Mathematical Economics to ensure you are sufficiently prepared for your core year 3 module EC331 Research in Applied Economics.

Final Year Course Structure

For the final year of your studies, you will transit from the Warwick Mathematics Institute to the Department of Economics for the purposes of administration and personal tutoring. Candidates for Honours take one core module worth 30 CATS and optional modules worth 90 CATS (of which at least 60 CATS must be 300 coded and at least 60 CATS must be EC, MA or ST coded).

CodeCore ModuleCATS
EC331Research in Applied Economics

30

Optional modules for the final year include most EC200 (second year) and EC300 (final year) modules; (including EC226 Econometrics 1 but excluding EC203 Applied Econometrics) and MA200 and MA300 modules.

You are permitted to take outside options and whether or not the outside option is approved, you must ensure that you register correctly for the module, following that department’s procedure, but also registering on the eVision Module Registration (eMR) system.

Final-year GL11 students are not permitted to take any 100-coded modules.

YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO TAKE MORE THAN 120 CATS IN THE FINAL YEAR.

Changing your Degree Course

Almost all students complete the degree course on which they were first registered. However, a few find that they wish to change degree course. You should not be surprised to feel some occasional doubts about whether or not you are following the right degree course. They are as common and normal as wondering if you are in the right job or personal relationship. It is usually a bad idea to act on such doubts in a rush. You may need time to discover what your course is really like.

If you have persistent doubts about whether you are on the right degree course, you should first consult with your Personal Tutor or Year Tutor or make use of the Pastoral Support daily drop-in sessions. If you decide that you wish to change to another degree course you should complete the degree course transfer form. This form should be emailed by the end of week 2 of Term 1 to the Undergraduate (UG) Office and decisions will be made by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. After this deadline, the only other time when a transfer will be considered is after the end of the first year, when all exam results are available. All decisions will depend upon the exact change proposed.

Transfers involving other departments are never automatic. All transfers to degree courses outside Economics require the specific agreement of the department to which you wish to transfer. No student from outside of the Department of Economics will be able to transfer directly into the second year of any or our Degree courses and in the current academic year, the Department of Economics is at full capacity and hence we are not accepting transfers onto any of our programmes in any year. Within the Department of Economics, it is sometimes possible to transfer from one of the degree courses to another. More details on this are given in the table below.

Please be aware that:

  • requests are sometimes refused
  • approval of transfers at the end of the first year will always be subject to confirmation in the light of your examination results
  • you cannot transfer onto the Mathematics and Economics degree course from any degree course other than Mathematics
  • if your application to transfer course is successful, your timetable will probably be disrupted.

Internal transfers

This section refers to transfers between degree courses in which the Department of Economics is either the home Department or is involved as a joint degree partner Department.

Which of these transfers are possible?

  • note that all transfers depend on availability of places.
  • early transfers from Economics to Economics & Industrial Organisation (and vice versa) are straightforward. We do not impose any special conditions other than ensuring that you have thought about the consequences and are willing to take responsibility for the impact. Requests are normally refused only if they are so late that we believe you are more likely to struggle in your new course than in your old one.
  • transfers out of Economics, Economics & Industrial Organisation and EPAIS altogether into courses administered by other departments are possible only with the specific agreement of the department to which you wish to transfer. If you obtain that agreement we will not normally refuse a request to transfer.
  • transfers onto Economics, Economics & Industrial Organisation and EPAIS from our other joint degrees are subject to capacity, exam results, meeting our entry criteria and not having applied for one of the courses via UCAS. In the current academic year, the Department of Economics is at full capacity and hence we are not accepting any transfers onto any of our degree courses.

The grid below shows the criteria required for transfers into our various degree courses at the end of the first year.

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To:

From:
EconomicsEconomics &
Industrial Organisation
Economics, Politics &
International Studies
PPE and EPPMathematics & Economics or MORSEEconomic Studies and Global Sustainable DevelopmentModern Languages and Economics
Economics ACCECC
Economics &
Industrial Organisation
A CCECC
Economics, Politics &
International Studies
B, C, DB, C, D CECC
PPE and EPPB, C, DB, C, DC EGG
Mathematics & Economics or MORSEB, CEEE EE
Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development
B, C, FB, C, FB, C, FGE
G
Modern Languages and Economics
B, C, DB, C, DB, C, DGEG
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Key:

A
This will be approved subject to you passing your first year at the first or second attempt (this is the same condition as for you to proceed to the second year of your existing degree course).

B This will be approved subject to three conditions (1) you must pass your first year at the first or second attempt, (2) you must obtain a mark of at least 65% in the final exam and in the module overall for EC107 Economics 1 or EC106 Quantitative Economics at the first attempt and (3) you must agree to carry out recommended reading in macroeconomics and microeconomics over the summer vacation between your first and second years (please obtain reading lists from the module leaders for EC108 Macroeconomics 1 and EC109 Microeconomics 1). You may be referred to the Joint Degrees Officer who may indicate reading that is required.

C This will be approved only with the agreement of the relevant Department (Warwick Mathematics Institute for Mathematics and Economics; Department of Statistics for MORSE; Department of Politics and International Studies for EPAIS; Departments of Philosophy and Politics and International Studies for PPE; Departments of Philosophy and Psychology for EPP; Department of Cross Faculty Studies for Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development; School of Modern Languages for Modern Languages and Economics and all variations). You must obtain the relevant Department's permission and meet any special conditions imposed by them, including subject requirements; you must also pass your first year at the first or second attempt.

D If you are taking EC123 and EC124, this will be approved subject to passing EC120 overall. If you are taking EC121 and EC122, you are required to pass EC121 and EC122 with a mark in each exam and in each module overall of at least 65% at the first attempt.

E This will not normally be permitted.

F You must have taken Route B (EC120), including Mathematical Techniques (EC121/EC123), Statistical Techniques (EC122/EC124) and Computing and Data Analysis (EC125). If you are taking EC123 and EC124, this will be approved subject to passing EC120 overall. If you are taking EC121 and EC122, you are required to pass EC121 and EC122 with a mark in each exam and in each module overall of at least 65% at the first attempt.

G You must consult the relevant Departments, as these Degrees are not housed within the Department of Economics.

NB: You must normally have met the minimum entry standards for the degree course to which you wish to transfer or you may be asked to meet additional requirements as set by the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Admissions Tutor.

External transfer

  • If you wish to transfer to L100, L116 (L112) or LM1D (LLD2) during the first two weeks of your first year you must complete a transfer request form. This will be considered by the Director of Undergraduates Studies. Please note that places are very limited and competitive and the Department rarely accepts transfers. Meeting the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place.
  • Transfers from other departments into the second year on any of the Department of Economics Degree courses are not permitted.

Withdrawal from your course

Voluntary Year Out

You are permitted to make an application to take a voluntary year out away from your studies in order to gain work experience (as set out in University Regulation 36.1.10). Please refer to this link to follow the process of taking a voluntary year out. Please note that the deadline for an application is 30th June.

Temporary Withdrawal

A temporary withdrawal (TWD) is an approved period of time when you are not studying for your award and is governed by University Regulation 36.1. For more information, also see the guidance from the Academic Office.

You may request periods of temporary withdrawal for a variety of reasons and can find further details about this on the temporary withdrawal webpage. The last date of attendance on any temporary withdrawal request cannot be after the end of term 2. Any request to temporarily withdraw after this point will instead be considered by the Exam Board who will make a decision regarding sits or resits in examinations.

You may request, in the first instance, a maximum of 12 months of temporary withdrawal from your course of study. Periods of temporary withdrawal for less than 12 months are not permitted. In order to make a temporary withdrawal request, you should first talk with your Personal Tutor or Year Tutor and can discuss this in the Academic and Pastoral Support daily drop-in sessions. You must then complete an online Temporary Withdrawal Request Form, which should be submitted along with the relevant medical or other evidence. The Director of Undergraduate Studies will recommend that the request be approved or declined and if it is recommended for approval, the request will be sent to the Academic Registrar for final approval or decline. Please note that if you are requesting temporary withdrawal on medical or health-related grounds you must supply a recent medical note in support of your request.

Note that requests for retrospective temporary withdrawal, typically so that you effectively restart the academic year when you return, will be considered only in exceptional circumstances. Such requests must include a clear rationale outlining why you were unable to make the request earlier. Retrospective temporary withdrawal can only be backdated by a maximum of four weeks for Tier 4 visa holders. If you are a Tier 4 Visa holder you should go to the Office for Global Engagement (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/ofge ) to seek advice from an Immigration Adviser as a temporary withdrawal will affect your visa.

You should speak to Student FinanceLink opens in a new window and AccommodationLink opens in a new window to notify them of your temporary withdrawal once it has been confirmed.

During a period of temporary withdrawal or resit without residence, you are not permitted to attend lectures or module Support and Feedback classes, either formally or informally. However, in order to help you prepare for your return to study or sitting examinations, access to University IT facilities and the Library will normally continue during these periods.

Returning after a period of temporary withdrawal

If you are returning part-way through an academic year, e.g. at the start of the spring or summer term, you will be assessed on the basis of the syllabus you have personally followed during your period of residence or study at Warwick. If the syllabus of a module has changed during your absence, then you will be set a special examination paper which covers the material you have followed.

Restarts

If you are a first year student, you may be permitted to restart your course if your first attempt had been affected by issues beyond your control (e.g. if medical problems or personal factors negatively affected your capacity to study). If you wish to restart, you should complete the online restart request form which can be accessed hereLink opens in a new window. You will not normally be permitted to restart a course once you have taken your summer examinations. Under certain circumstances you may also be permitted to restart University the following year on a different course, should you find that your first choice was not the right one for you. If the restart is for a course in another department, you must get approval from the receiving department and should speak to that Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies.

If you are allowed to restart you will be treated as a new student when you return. For more information on restarting your course, please contact the Undergraduate Programme Manager. Please note that there is no guarantee that a request to restart on a Degree course housed by the Department of Economics will be approved. We accept very few restart requests, due to capacity constraints. Restarts will only be considered at the start of the academic year or in the first 4 weeks of term 2.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/studentrecords/students/restarts/ 

Permanent withdrawal

If you feel that you would like to permanently withdraw from your course, whether after a period of temporary withdrawal or not, please make an appointment to see your Personal Tutor or Year Tutor or go along to the Academic and Pastoral Support daily drop-in sessions. Here, you will be able to discuss this important decision and receive advice on the implications. If, after this discussion, you are resolved to withdraw from your course, you must complete the online Permanent Withdrawal Form, which can be accessed hereLink opens in a new window. Please sign and send this form to the Director of Undergraduate Studies via the UG Office who will then arrange to inform the Academic Office of your departure. Please note that you should seek advice from Student FinanceLink opens in a new window on any implications for your fee payments and also from Warwick AccommodationLink opens in a new window. International Students should contact the Student Mobility teamLink opens in a new window for details on visa implications.

Monitoring points

As a student, you have some responsibilities to the Department, just as we have responsibilities to you. We want to be sure that you are coping with your work and engaging with your course and so we ask that you meet THIRTEEN Monitoring Points throughout each academic year. Meeting your monitoring points is crucial and the consequences of missing three or more of these monitoring points can be significant, as detailed in the next section (2.6.1). Different degree courses and years of study have differing monitoring points, detailed below:

L100 - Year 1, L116 - Year 1
Autumn term
Monitoring Point Description How to meet this point Timing
1. Attendance at Departmental Welcome Scanning student card at in person event Week 0
2. Attendance at EC109 lecture Scanning student card at in person event

Week 2

3. Attendance at EC108 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 4
4. Attendance at module support and feedback class for EC108

Tutor to note attendance on Tabula

Week 6
5. Attendance at module support and feedback class for EC108 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 8
6. Submission of Economics module evaluation Via an online link to module evaluation Week 10
Spring Term
7. Attendance at the EC109 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 16
8. Attendance at the EC109 lecture Scanning student card at in person event
Week 18
9. Attendance at the EC108 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 20
10.Attendance at the module support and feedback class for EC108
Tutor to note attendance on Tabula
Week 22
11. Attendance at module support and feedback class for EC108 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 24
Summer Term
12.Attendance at the Exams Briefing SessionScanning student card at in person event
Week 30
13. Attendance at an examination Your exam script constitutes attendance Between weeks 35-37
L100 - Year 2, L116 (L112) - Year 2
Autumn term
Monitoring Point Description How to meet this point Timing
1. Attendance at Departmental Welcome meeting Scanning student card at in person event Week 1
2. Attendance at EC201 Group A&B Lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 3
3. Attendance at the module support and feedback class for EC202 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 5
4.Attendance at EC201 Group A&B Lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 7
5. Attendance at module support and feedback class for EC201 module Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 9
6. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 10
Spring Term
7. Attendance at the EC201 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 15
8. Attendance at the module support and feedback class for EC202 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 17
9. Attendance at EC201 Lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 19
10.Attendance at the module support and feedback class for EC201
Tutor to note attendance on Tabula
Week 21
11. Attendance at module support and feedback class for EC202 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 23
Summer Term
12. Attendance at the Exams Briefing session Scanning student card at in person event
Week 30
13.Attendance at an examination
Your exam script constitutes attendance
Between weeks 35-38

L100 - Year 3, L103 - Year 4, L116(L112) - Year 3, L117 - Year 4, LV13 - Year 3, GL11 - Year 3, GL12 Year 4
Autumn term
Monitoring Point Description How to meet this point Timing
1. Attendance at Departmental Welcome Scanning student card at in person event Week 1
2. Attendance at EC331 Lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 3
3. Attendance at EC331 module support and feedback class Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 4/5
4. Attendance at EC331 module support and feedback class Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 6/7
5. Attendance at EC331 module support and feedback class
Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 8/9
6. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 10
Spring Term
7. Attendance recorded at EC331 module support and feedback class Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 15/16
8. Attendance recorded at EC331 module support and feedback class Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 17/18
9. Attendance recorded at EC331 module support and feedback class Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 19/20
10.Attendance recorded at EC331 module support and feedback class
Tutor to note attendance on Tabula
Week 21/22
11. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 23/24
Summer Term
12.Submission of RAE in week 30Submit your EC331 assessment via TabulaWeek 30
13. Attendance at an examination Your exam script constitutes attendance Between weeks 34-36

LM1D (LLD2) – Year 1
Autumn term
Monitoring Point Description How to meet this point Timing
1. Attendance at the Departmental Welcome Scanning student card at in person event Week 0
2. Attendance at the EC107 lecture Scanning student card at in person event
Weeks 2
3. Attendance at the EC107 lecture
Scanning student card at in person event Week 4
4. Attendance at the module support and feedback class for EC107 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula
Week 6
5. Attendance at the module support and feedback class for PO131 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 8
6. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 10
Spring Term
7. Attendance at the module support and feedback class for EC107 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 16
8. Attendance at the EC107 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 18
9. Attendance at the EC107 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 20
10.Attendance at the module support and feedback class for PO107
Tutor to note attendance on Tabula
Week 22
11. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 24
Summer Term
12.Attendance at the Exams Briefing SessionScanning student card at in person event Week 30
11. Attendance at an examination Your exam script constitutes attendance Between weeks 35-37

LM1D – Year 2
Autumn term
Monitoring Point Description How to meet this point Timing
1. Attendance at the Departmental Welcome Back Meeting Scanning student card at in person event Week 1
2. Attendance at the EC204 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 3
3. Attendance at the EC204 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 5
4. Attendance at module support and feedback class for PO201, PO203, PO219, PO230, PO231 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 7
5. Attendance at the EC204 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 9
6. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 10
Spring Term
7. Submission of assessment 1 for EC204 Submit your EC204 assessment via e-submission Week 16
8.Attendance at the EC204 lecture
Scanning student card at in person event
Week 18
9. Attendance at the EC204 lecture
Scanning student card at in person event
Week 20
10. Attendance at module support and feedback class for PO201, PO203, PO219, PO230, PO231 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 22
11. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 24
Summer Term
12.Attendance at the Exams Briefing Session Scanning student card at in person event
Week 30
11. Attendance at an examination Your exam script constitutes attendance Between weeks 36-38

LM1D (LLD2) – Year 3, LM1H Year 4
Autumn term
Monitoring Point Description How to meet this point Timing
1. Attendance at the Departmental Welcome Back Meeting Scanning student card at in person event Week 1
2. Attendance at the EC304 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 3
3. Attendance at the EC304 lecture Scanning student card at in person event a Week 5
4. Attendance at the Support and Feedback Classes for EC304 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula
Week 7
5.Attendance at the EC304 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 8
6. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 10
Spring Term
7. Attendance at the EC304 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 15
8. Attendance at the EC304 lecture Scanning student card at in person event Week 17
9. Attendance at the Support and Feedback Classes for EC304 Tutor to note attendance on Tabula Week 19
10.Attendance at the EC304 lecture
Scanning student card at in person event
Week 21
11. Submission of Economics module evaluation Complete module evaluation via the online link sent to you Week 23
Summer Term
12.Attendance at the Exams Briefing SessionScanning student card at in person event
Week 30
13. Attendance at an examination Your exam script constitutes attendance Between weeks 36-38

Meeting your monitoring points and what happens if you miss them

As you progress through the academic year you will be able to see on your Tabula page how many monitoring points you have successfully met and how many you have missed. We ask that you meet the monitoring points as listed above. Please keep this tally in mind and inform the Undergraduate Office (economics.ugoffice@warwick.ac.uk) should you believe a mistake has been made in your monitoring points record on Tabula. You will also be prompted by the Undergraduate Office to check the accuracy of your monitoring points record at various points in the year.

Please be aware that you will be contacted should we become concerned about your missed monitoring points.

After three monitoring points are missed we will contact you to investigate whether you are having any problems that are preventing you from fully engaging with your course. After four monitoring points are missed we may refer you to the relevant professional within the University welfare system who could help you, such as the Dean of Students or Student Support Services as appropriate. After five monitoring points are missed you will be contacted to make you aware that you are at serious risk of being recommended for termination of your registration at the University.

Once six consecutive monitoring points are missed, the Department will be required to complete a form that is submitted to the university regarding your non-engagement with your studies and you will be required to attend a meeting with the Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies, as you are now at serious risk of your registration being terminated. If, after 10 days of no contact with you, the University will temporarily withdraw you from your studies. After seven and then eight monitoring points are missed, the Director of Undergraduate Studies will require you to attend a meeting and further forms have to be submitted to the University. At this point, the Department and University is likely to invoke Regulation 36 to begin termination of registration proceedings and your case will be handed over to the Academic Office. This will lead to a requirement for you to withdraw from the University.

Tier 4 visa students should be particularly aware of the consequences of missing monitoring points: the Academic Office is obliged to report to the UK Borders Agency of the Home Office if any students have been found not to be engaging with and attending their degree course. This has serious implications for your visa status.

Monitoring module Support and Feedback class absences

You are required to attend all of your allocated in person module Support and Feedback classes. You can see which groups you are in by logging into Tabula.

At each module Support and Feedback meeting your tutor will record your attendance or absence and input this data into Tabula. This ensures we monitor your engagement with your course and attendance also forms part of your monitoring points. If you have been marked ‘absent’ you will see an ‘Absent’ flag appear on your Tabula page next to the module Support and Feedback class in question. It is then your responsibility to explain your absence, providing evidence as to why you could not attend. For short-lived illnesses, you should provide a self-certification form as evidence, which you can obtain from the Health Centre reception (http://www.uwhc.org.uk/Important-Info/Sick-Notes-and-Medical-Certificates ). You should submit this via the online mitigating circumstances form on tabula within 3 days and can submit a maximum of 2 per academic year. Please note that the Department will monitor the number and frequency of episodes of self-certified illness. The Student Wellbeing and Progression Officer will decide whether or not your reason is valid and either condone or uphold your absence accordingly. If you believe an error has been made, you should contact the UG Office immediately.

If you are taking a module in another department, you should familiarise yourself with that particular department’s procedures regarding module class/seminar absences. However, you should note that it is still the Department of Economics (your home department) who will either condone or uphold your absence accordingly.

In order to keep module Support and Feedback class sizes stable, you are not permitted to swap your group unless you have the prior express permission of the UG Office and you have a compelling reason, like a timetable clash.

If you try to attend a class that is different group from the one to which you have been allocated, you will be refused entry to the room. Your class tutors do not have the authority to give you permission to swap between groups, even if they are the tutor on both groups.