Core modules are compulsory and you do not need to register for these.
Everyone must take core modules in economic analysis and quantitative techniques. Depending on your degree course, in your first year, for example, you will take either EC107 Economics 1 or EC108 Macroeconomics 1 and EC109 Microeconomics 1. All first-year students take EC120 Quantitative Techniques.
All first-year students take Economics Personal Development Module (PDM) which is non-credit rated (L100, L116 and LM1D (LLD2)).
Optional Core Modules
Optional core modules are modules which are compulsory but which offer an element of choice within a subset of modules, meaning that you are asked to choose between one module or another or, for example, two modules from a subset of five.
Optional Modules Offered by the Department of Economics
Optional modules are non-compulsory modules which offer you the chance to study an aspect of Economics in more depth. You should make your selection taking account of the constraints imposed by your degree course regulations. Please ensure you are aware of the relevant pre-requisitesLink opens in a new window before registering for a module. You will not be permitted to take a module if you don’t have the required pre-requisites.
Before finalising your choice of non-Economics options, you must confirm with the relevant department that you are accepted for the option and that the timetable is feasible for you, across the whole year, not just the Autumn term. There are lists of approved external optional modules that you may choose from, each year of your study see here for Year 1Link opens in a new window, Year 2Link opens in a new window and Final YearLink opens in a new window. Please check your Non-Economics module appears on the approved list before registering. The lists are not exhaustive - if other outside options appeal to you must complete an online Unusual Options Request FormLink opens in a new window to request permission to take the module. You must also obtain permission from the department offering the module. For further information please refer to UG handbook.Link opens in a new window
Department of Economics is holding a Module Fair to showcase the modules that are available to you in your next year of study. The fair will be held on Tuesday 25th April (for current 2nd year students) at 4pm in MS.02 and on Friday 28th April (for our current 1st year students) at 1pm in OC1.05. Module Leaders will present a short introduction to their module(s) and how you will be assessed in that module. Colleagues from WBS, IATL and the Language Centre will participate and provide details of their modules and registration system.
Module registration opens for all students to submit their module choices through eVision from Wednesday 27th September 2023 09:00 BST and will close on Monday 16th October 2023 - 17:00 BST. Please ensure to submit your optional module choices before the deadline.
If you wish to take an option module not listed explicitly as "an approved option" under your degree course regulations, please submit an Unusual Option Request FormLink opens in a new window. Your request will be considered on its merits, by the Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies, who will decide after checking for consistency and fair treatment.
Economics Modules as an Outside Option
Due to high demand EC300 coded modules will not be available for students outside of Economics for 2023/24.
Are you non Economics student seeking an Economics module as an outside option? You should check the Module Pages for detailed outlines and then carefully check to ensure you have the required compulsory pre-requisitesLink opens in a new window. If you meet the module requirements, you must complete our application form and wait for a response. Due to high demand, We cannot guarantee a place on your chosen module, even if your application is accepted. Places will be confirmed as soon as possible.