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UG Modules

Core Modules

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.

Approved Options

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

Module Fair and Pre-registration

Year 2 module fair will be held on Thursday 25th April at 2-3pm in room MS.02.

Year 3 module fair will be held on Tuesday 23rd April at 1-2pm in room R0.21.

Pre-registration is compulsory and the formLink opens in a new window will open on Tuesday 23rd April and will remain available until Tuesday 7th May 8pm.

External Departments Module Information

WBS: WBS first round of module applications opened on 6th March, and will run until 15:00 on 1st May. All module application outcomes will be communicated at the end of July, and the system will re-open for round 2 over summer until week 2 of term 1. The final round will run from just before the Christmas holidays until week 2 of term 2. Short guide to selecting modules with WBS: WBS Module Applications 2024-25_Guide for Non-WBS Students.pdf

IATL: You are permitted to take a maximum of 15 CATS of IATL modules across your second and final years combined. To take an IATL module, first register your interest HERELink opens in a new window.

GSD: The Global Sustainable Development have a few spaces on four modules that external students can request for 24/25. Spaces are limited so students interested need to apply early. Deadline for completing this form is at 10am on Friday 3rd of May, 2024. Filling out the form will not guarantee students a place in the module. GSD will contact students who have secured a place shortly after the form is closed. Here is the link to the formLink opens in a new window

Language Centre: Module applications for Language modules is currently closed. Further information regarding language modules can be found hereLink opens in a new window.

Liberal Arts: If you would like to take modules from Liberal Arts, please complete the Liberal Arts Module Choice FormLink opens in a new window.

Please Note - It is students responsibility to check if their module choices are inline with their degree course regulations. Here is the link to our handbook.Link opens in a new window

Unusual Options

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. This form will open on 23rd April and will close on 7th May 2024.

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.

Complete our application formLink opens in a new window