Are you looking for a solid grounding in broad economics, with a focus on business and industry?
The BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation encompasses many aspects of the pure Economics programme but is designed to give you the knowledge and skills for use in business and industry.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)
The core modules in industrial economics in your second and third year means this programme focuses particularly on the applied aspects of economics. Studying this degree gives you access to study a wide option of modules offered by Warwick Business School. Providing not only a solid grounding in the broad scope of economics, this programme will develop your knowledge and skills for use in business and industry.
You must take modules totalling between 138 CATS (69 ECTS) and 147 CATS (73.5 ECTS) in Year 1. This total is made up of Core Modules worth 102 CATS AND Optional Modules worth at least 36 CATS. Some Year 2 and Year 3 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 1 modules. Some Optional Modules need approval. You must pass all the Required Core Modules and achieve an average of 40% across all modules. Year 1 students are not permitted to take modules worth fewer than 12 CATS. You can request to take other modules outside the Department using the Unusual Options Request Form. Your proposed modules will be judged on the extent to which they fit with your other studies.
- EC108: Macroeconomics 1 (30 CATS)
- EC109: Microeconomics 1 (30 CATS)
- EC120: Quantitative Techniques (30 CATS)
- IB132: Foundations of Finance (12 CATS)
- Plus up to three optional modules (36-45 CATS)
You need to take modules worth 120 CATS in Year 2 and 120 CATS in Year 3. Year 2 entirely consists of Core Modules. In Year 3 you will do 60 CATS of Core Modules and 60 CATS of Option Modules. You must do at least 60 CATS of modules coded EC in Year 3. You are not permitted to take 100-coded modules in Year 3 unless specifically noted.
- EC201: Macroeconomics (30 CATS)
- EC202: Microeconomics (30 CATS)
- EC226: Econometrics (30 CATS)
- EC208: Industrial Economics 1: Market Structure (15 CATS)
- EC231: Industrial Economics 1: Strategic Behaviours (15 CATS)
In Year 3 normally you are permitted to take only 200-coded or 300-coded modules, with limited exceptions, such as in the case of language modules. Within the 60 CATS of optional modules taken in Year 3, you must include no more than 30 CATS of 200-coded modules. You are not normally permitted to take modules worth less than 15 CATS for credit. Please note that there are restrictions on taking EC220, EC221, EC228, EC306, EC307, EC310, EC326, EC334, EC337, IB253 and IB254.
- EC331: Research in Applied Economics (30 CATS)
- EC326: Industrial Economics 2: Practice and Strategy (15 CATS)
- EC337: Industrial Economics 2: Market Economics, Competition and Regulation (15 CATS)
- Plus up to four optional modules (60 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)
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Careers and Further Study
Graduates of BSc Economics and Industrial Organisation go into roles across business and industry in areas such as market analysis, policy making, forward planning and productivity and management. The sectors our graduates work in include banking, finance, taxation and accountancy.
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