How do rational consumers make their decisions in the market place? Why is profit not viewed as a good thing by an economist? What are the best macroeconomic policies for the UK economy in the post 'Brexit' era? Why do footballers earn huge salaries while nurses do not? If you are interested in current affairs and world issues, then economics is the subject for you!
Core Micro and Macro Economics
Economic activity is diverse and so is what happens in lessons. You will be involved in discussion and debates about current and topical economic issues, exam practice, group work, computer research and data analysis.
In the second year of the course, you will take three external exams that assess content covered in the first and second year. These exams will determine your A level grade.
Economics is a subject that sits well with all other subjects. It develops your skills of logic and your skills of extended writing. Many students of humanities subjects such as history, government and politics, law or English find that economics is helpful in developing their logic, maths and problem solving skills. Students of geography find much cross over with issues in development and environmental economics. Economics is an excellent link subject for science and mathematics students, allowing them to demonstrate extended writing skills.
To study pure economics at undergraduate level (BSc), most universities will require you to have A level mathematics. Mathematics is generally not a requirement to study for a BA in economics.
Many students go to university where they take a wide range of courses including pure economics, economics and management, accounting & finance, business studies, with many choosing economics with another subject e.g. economics and history or economics with a language. To enter banking or finance, economics BSc would be advantageous. Law is also a popular degree course among economics students from Farnborough.
Did you know that economics graduates are among the UK's top earners?
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Economics (Anderton) - ISBN: 9780993133107, Anderton Press 2015