What if you could apply economic theory to the solution of today's economic problems?
Then you could go on to do great things nationally and internationally; working as a Government policy advisor for the Bank of England, and economist for PwC or conduct research into econometrics as a postgraduate.Book an Open Day Apply to Warwick Download Brochure
3 years full-time or
4 years full-time (with Study Abroad year)
A Level: A*AA
(See full entry requirements below)
Our comprehensive BSc Economics programme will expand your knowledge and skills in areas such as microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. You will learn about recent trends in economic variables, such as unemployment and economic growth, and of institutional and policy issues in economics. Some of the UK's best known and most original academics will teach you how to apply economic theory to the solution of economic problems. Optional modules from a wide range of subjects will enable you to engage with other subject areas such as business and modern languages. And during all this you will be safe in the knowledge that our graduates are so highly sought after that the vast majority are in professional employment within six months of graduating, and you could be on your way to joining them at top companies and organisation across the world.
In year one, students must take core modules worth 120 CATS (60 ECTS) plus one or two optional modules, which combined are worth at least 24 CATS (12 ECTS). Year one students are not permitted to take modules worth fewer than 12 CATS and must pass all the required core modules, achieving an average of 40% across all modules.
- EC108: Macroeconomics 1 (30 CATS)
- EC109: Microeconomics 1 (30 CATS)
- EC120: Quantitative Techniques (30 CATS)
- The World Economy: History and Theory (30 CATS)
- Plus up to two optional modules (24-30 CATS)
In years two and three, students take modules worth 120 CATS (60 ECTS). In year two this consists of 90 CATS of core modules and 30 CATS of optional modules, and 30 CATS of core modules and 90 CATS of optional modules in year three. Some year two and three modules have pre-requisites so it is important to think about which modules you want to take in following years and check their requirements before choosing your year one modules.
Students must do at least 60 CATS of modules coded EC in both year two and three. Normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded modules in year two and 200 or 300-coded modules in year three, with limited exceptions such as in the case of language modules. You need to do a minimum of 60 CATS of 300 coded modules. You are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit. Check the restrictions on individual modules such as whether they cannot be combined with other specific modules or they have pre-requisites that you must have taken.
- EC201: Macroeconomics (30 CATS)
- EC202: Microeconomics (30 CATS)
- EC226: Econometrics (30 CATS)
- Plus up to two optional modules (30 CATS)
In your final year, you will take a single core project-based module which provides the opportunity to deepen and consolidate your previous knowledge by applying the basic principles of economics to a practical study, using a combination of economics techniques and statistical tools. The project is assessed entirely by coursework and will help you progress as an individual researcher, and is seen as beneficial educational experience by employers.
- EC331: Research in Applied Economics (30 CATS)
- Plus up to six optional modules (90 CATS)
A Level:A*AA to include A in Mathematics
IB:38 to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
A Level: AAB to include A in Mathematics
The University of Warwick is committed to admitting the most talented students from a diverse range of backgrounds. In order to ensure that every application is treated fairly and judged on its merits, we consider an applicant’s academic potential in the context of their educational background and individual circumstances. We look at:
- Your school - exam performance and the number of students entitled to Free School Meals
- Your home postcode
- Whether you have spent time in care
If you meet two or more of our contextual data indicators you may be eligible for a 2 grade reduction to the standard offer if your application is successful.
For more information on contextual offers, including the full eligibility criteria and how to apply, please click here.
We welcome applications from students with other equivalent internationally recognised qualifications. Find out more about which qualifications we accept on our Admissions pages.
If you have an interest in another subject, this degree gives you the opportunity to choose from a wide range of optional modules that allow you to pursue your interests and career goals.
We have a number of languages available that you can study as a module each year. These include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Research in Applied Economics (RAE)
Listen to our students discuss how they chose their dissertation subject, what they found interesting and what they ended up researching in their dissertations.
Careers and Further Study
The majority of graduates from our department are in employment or further study only six months after graduation. As a BSc Economics graduate, you will have developed a range of analytical and problem-solving skills and a knowledge of current global developments which are sought after employers.
Students often go into an economics-related role, or into a wide range of business areas including management, sales and marketing, personnel management, IT, and teaching. Many Economics graduates from Warwick also go on to postgraduate study, opening up opportunities to work as professional economists.
Just some of the job areas that our students go into include:
- Policy Analysts
Admissions to our courses are very competitive. View our Admissions webpages to find out more.Find out more
Experience an alternative university system, improve your language skills and gain an understanding of a country.Find our more
Throughout the year we hold a number of online live chats where you can chat directly with our staff.Join a Live Chat