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Economics and Industrial Organisation (BSc) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)



Full-time 2019 entry, A*AA, IB 38

This challenging degree is ideal if you also have an 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.

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You will learn within the Department of Economics and will also study bespoke modules taught by Warwick Business School, focused on the interaction between economics and its applications within business and industry. In your first and third years you’ll be able to choose from many optional modules both within and outside of the Economics Department, helping you to pin down your own areas of academic interest. In your final year you’ll be able to follow your Curiosity further by completing a Research in Applied Economics project on a topic of particular interest.

The first year consists of four core modules and up to three options. The second year has five core modules and no optional modules. In the third year, there are two core up to four optional modules and a research project. Within your course regulations, we will permit you to choose any year-specific option offered by any department in the University, provided that you satisfy the pre-requisites or other requirements for that module and that the offering department permits you to take the module.

Combination of lectures and small group Support and Feedback classes.

Class size

Lecture size will naturally vary, especially for the optional modules, but also for core lectures. Some of the larger modules may have 200-450 in them and you will then typically have weekly Support and Feedback classes where class size typically averages around 15-20.

Contact hours

There will be approximately 3 hours of contact time per day, making 15 hours on average per week.

Typically in year 1, you will have more formative assessments than in years 2 and 3, with a typical module being based 20% on coursework and 80% on the final examination. This varies across each year, as will the types of assessments. The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.

We currently offer an exciting range of opportunities for you to spend a year abroad studying in a higher education institution either in Europe, at the University of Monash in Australia, or with our partners in China and Canada. Studying overseas can add immeasurably to your personal development, future study and career opportunities. It will also offer you an opportunity to experience an alternative university system. If you’re successful in gaining a Study Abroad placement, your degree programme will become a four year programme and, assuming you pass sufficient modules whilst abroad, the title of your course changes to add the suffix ‘with Study Abroad’ to the existing title (e.g. BSc Economics with Study Abroad).

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A level: A*AA to include A in Mathematics

  • IB: 38 to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics

    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 information 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.

    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.

Year 1
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Microeconomics 1
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Plus up to three optional modules

Year 2

  • Macroeconomics 2
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Econometrics 1
  • Industrial Economics 1: Market Structure
  • Industrial Economics 1: Strategic Behaviour

Year 3

  • Research in Applied Economics
  • Industrial Economics 2: Practice and Strategy
  • Industrial Economics 2: Market Economics, Competition and Regulation
  • Plus up to four optional modules

Selection of optional modules that current students are studying

Business Taxation; Behavioural Economics; Project Management; Topics in Applied Economics; International Trade.


The department organises an annual careers fair, as well as hosting sector fairs by SCS. There is a designated Economics careers consultant and student careers reps to provide careers advice.

  • Aston Martin, Bloomberg
  • Civil Service
  • Deloitte
  • Goldman Sachs
  • KPMG
  • British Red Cross.
Job titles
  • Economic Advisor
  • Lecturer
  • Tax Associate
  • Financial Analyst
  • Diplomatic Consultant
  • Graduate Buyer

Entry Requirements

A level:A*AA to include A in Mathematics

IB:38 to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics


Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

3 years Full Time

Start date

24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs
Please be aware that you may need to buy additional books for this course.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.