Economics BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.393 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Inglaterra)
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This Economics course runs in 2016/17.
This course can provide you with the ability to apply economic principles and models to a wide range of issues, while also understanding the larger driving forces shaping economic and public policy.
This course will help you to develop problem-solving skills, and encourage you to become adept in numeracy, IT and the use of statistical methods. Employers value economics graduates’ understanding of decision-making, their research and analytical skills, and their experience of viewing problems in their national and international context.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- for successful graduates, the opportunity to pursue graduate-level jobs in a wide variety of careers. Recent graduates have found careers with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Bank of England, Government Economic Service (GES), Vodafon and HSBC;
- experienced teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching;
- the opportunity to apply for a year in industry offering rewarding work experience, where you can exercise your technical skills in a professional environment;
- excellent National Student Survey (NSS) score, e.g. 100% in 2013 and 2014;
- interactive teaching and learning approaches using classroom games and experiments;
- studying with Coventry Business School who are currently a member of European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of Business Schools (ABS).
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
Memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
During the first year you will study subjects including Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and current economic issues. This year will give you a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles along with all the mathematical, computing and statistical tools you will need. The emphasis is primarily on training you to think like an economist. Importance is always placed on real-world applications of the theory being taught.
In the second and final year you specialise in your chosen area of study. You may explore issues such as mobile phone pricing; competitiveness in the English Premier League; changing patterns of world trade; how market traders in the city make use of futures, derivatives and options; government strategies for reducing tax avoidance and evasion; the case for and against harsher prison sentences; and whether voting should be compulsory.
Between the second and the final year you will also have an optional placement or study-abroad year.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, workshop and practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.
If you are interested in part-time study (which is taught during the day) please contact the Part-time Admissions team on +44 (0) 24 7765 4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, but please note that not all courses have a part-time option.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 70%; coursework, tests, essays 10%; practical or project work 10%; group work etc. 5%; presentations, posters etc. 5%.
A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: up to 2 hours per week including academic tutorials, employment tutorials, project supervision, online tutorials and pastoral support
Medium group teaching: 6 hours of workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 22–24 hours each week studying and revising in your own time"