Economics places a key role in all aspects of life and is an important subject worth knowing more about. To get an idea of the level of maths involved in their economic modules, students should have a flick through a first year textbook and have a go at some of the problems set. No university requires students to have studied A-level Economics, but it helps if they have. Aside from the subjects studied, students should only choose to read economics at university: if they enjoy keeping up with current affairs; if they are comfortable working with numbers; and if they are willing to write a number of essays.
Students on either single or joint economics degrees may also be able to do an optional module in another subject area such as a modern language. Until studying a course like economics not a lot of people are aware of how the world works, including industries, businesses and governments. All of these skills are very transferable allowing economics graduates to branch into anything from investment banking and financial services, business and public-sector management and research, to working with charities, teaching or the media. Students will be able to specialise in Development Economics, Managerial Economics, Labour Economics, Monetary Economics and so on. If students are on a joint degree they will have modules in their other subject in all three years, some of which will be compulsory. Study and Research Helpsheets, for students of the Faculty of Business and Economics. Writing Skills, library Helpsheets, the library has developed the following helpsheets in collaboration with academic staff, to support specific subjects. What will economics students do at university? Most economics students will experience a generic first year at university which builds a solid foundation. The most important modules for a first-year economics student are Introductory Microeconomics, Introductory Macroeconomics and Quantitative Methods for Economics (statistics/mathematics).