What will I learn?
This rigorous and challenging degree encompasses many aspects of the pure Economics course, but is designed for students with particular interest in business and industry. It focuses strongly on the application of economic theory to corporate decision-making, while providing a solid grounding in the broader scope of economics.
Core modules cover modern economic analysis and quantitative methods, teaching you to apply your knowledge of structural models, and mathematical and graphical techniques to complex world issues and trends. These include unemployment, economic growth, institutional and policy issues, and advances in behavioural economics. You will also study bespoke modules taught by Warwick Business School, which focus specifically on the interaction between the application of Economics within business and industry. Economics and Industrial Organisation graduates work across business and industry in market analysis, policymaking, forward planning and management. Common employment sectors include banking, finance, taxation and accountancy.
In your first year you will take four core modules – covering micro- and macroeconomics, quantitative methods and foundations of finance – and up to three optional modules. Your second year comprises modules in micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics, and two modules in industrial economics looking at market structure and strategic behaviour. Final-year modules cover economics in practice and strategy, market economics and up to four options. You will also complete a Research in Applied Economics project focused on an area that interests you.
How will I learn?
You will have an average of 8 to 10 hours of lectures and 3 to 5 hours of seminars per week, plus a combination of short tests, exercises and essays each term. An effective personal tutor system provides individual support to students. The Department is open and welcoming, encouraging one-to-one interaction between our world-leading academics and our students. All our degrees include core modules in economic analysis and quantitative techniques, required modules (which vary with degree course) and optional modules. Great flexibility in the optional modules permits you to either specialise or diversify, also allowing you to select modules outside Economics.
How will I be assessed?
Modules in Economics are typically assessed through a mix of examination and coursework, and almost all of our students produce a third-year project. In all Economics courses (except Mathematics and Economics, MORSE, MMORSE and Liberal Arts), the first year is a qualifying year; your final degree classification is determined on performance in the second and third years.
What opportunities are there for study abroad?
We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.
A level A*AA including A in Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate 38 points, including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units, and grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.
Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us. We want to make our admissions process as straightforward as possible, so find out more about how to make an application, alongside the latest entry requirements.
What modules could I study?
In your first year core modules may include micro - and macroeconomics, quantitative methods and foundations of finance – and up to three optional modules. Your second year comprises modules in micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics, and two modules in industrial economics looking at market structure and strategic behaviour. Final-year modules cover economics in practice and strategy, market economics and up to four options. You will also complete a Research in Applied Economics project focused on an area that interests you.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Where can my degree take me?
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Aston Martin, Goldman Sachs, House of Commons, British Red Cross, L'Oréal.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Management Consultant, Graduate Buyer, Analyst, Marketing Executive, Trainee Secondary School Teacher.
A level: A*AA including A in Mathematics
IB: 38 points including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Department of Economics
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.
For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.