Degree Programmes and Courses

The Department of Economics offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, as well as an active PhD programme.

 

Undergraduate degrees


Economics BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Single honours
  • 3 years

The current financial crisis, the impact of climate change on the economy, trade agreements, income tax… leaders and policy makers the world over understand the world around us better with the insights of economics. Economists have the analytical skills to tackle [more...]

Money, Banking and Finance BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Single honours
  • 3 years

This programme combines the analytical rigour of an economics degree with practical focus on banking, accounting, law and finance. It is designed to provide you with the intellectual skills to work in the financial services sector and should further enable you to gain [more...]

Mathematical Economics and Statistics BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Single honours
  • 3 years

The current financial crisis, the impact of climate change on the economy, trade agreements, income tax… leaders and policy makers the world over understand the world around us better with the insights of economics. Economists have the analytical skills to tackle [more...]

Economics with Language Programmes

Economics with German BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Single honours, study abroad year
  • 4 years

The Department of Economics equips all graduates with the knowledge of an economist and the skill of a linguist to make a powerful combination in today’s world. With growing globalisation and increasing interdependence in political and commercial life, there is a [ more...]

Economics with Italian BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Major-minor combined, study abroad year
  • 4 years

The knowledge of the economist and the skill of the linguist make a powerful combination in today’s world. With growing globalisation and increasing interdependence in political and commercial life, there is a clear need for graduates equipped with both these [more...]

Economics with Japanese BSc

  • Undergraduate  
  • Major-minor combined, study abroad year  
  • 4 years

The knowledge of the economist and the skill of the linguist make a powerful combination in today’s world. With growing globalisation and increasing interdependence in political and commercial life, there is a clear need for graduates equipped with both these [more...]

Economics with Portuguese BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Study abroad year
  • 4 years

The knowledge of the economist and the skill of the linguist make a powerful combination in today’s world. With growing globalisation and increasing interdependence in political and commercial life, there is a clear need for graduates equipped with both these [more...]

Economics with Spanish BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Study abroad year
  • 4 years

The knowledge of the economist and the skill of the linguist make a powerful combination in today’s world. With growing globalisation and increasing interdependence in political and commercial life, there is a clear need for graduates equipped with both these [more...]

Money, Banking and Finance with Language Programmes

Money, Banking and Finance with German BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Joint honours combined, study abroad year
  • 4 years

These programmes combine the rigour of an economics degree with a practical focus on banking, accounting, law and finance, plus competence in a modern European language. They are designed to provide you with the intellectual skills to work in financial services sector, [more...]

Money, Banking and Finance with Italian BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Major-minor combined, study abroad year
  • 4 years

These programmes combine the rigour of an economics degree with a practical focus on banking, accounting, law and finance, plus competence in a modern European language. They are designed to provide you with the intellectual skills to work in financial services sector, [more...]

Money, Banking and Finance with Portugese BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Major-minor combined, study abroad year
  • 4 years

These programmes combine the rigour of an economics degree with a practical focus on banking, accounting, law and finance, plus competence in a modern European language. They are designed to provide you with the intellectual skills to work in financial services sector, [more...]

Money, Banking and Finance with Spanish BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Major-minor combined, study abroad year
  • 4 years

These programmes combine the rigour of an economics degree with a practical focus on banking, accounting, law and finance, plus competence in a modern European language. They are designed to provide you with the intellectual skills to work in financial services sector, [more...]

Joint Honours Programmes

Geography and Economics Joint Honours BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Joint honours combined
  • 3 years

A Joint Honours degree programme involves the study of two subjects to Honours degree level. Geography at Birmingham combines a sound academic training with an insight into practical, social, economic and environmental issues. Economics asks crucial questions: Is European monetary union a simple choice [more...]

Economics and Political Science BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Joint honours combined
  • 3 years

A Joint Honours degree programme involves the study of two subjects to Honours degree level. If you study a subject in a Joint Honours programme, you work at exactly the same level and to the same academic standard as students taking that subject in a Single Honours [more...]

Policy, Politics and Economics BA

  • Undergraduate
  • Single honours
  • 3 years

The BA Policy, Politics and Economics (PPE) is a new degree that specialises in the study of cutting edge, real-world issues in a way that crosses the boundaries of traditional disciplines as a means of better understanding the realities of our 21st century world. [more...]

Planning and Economics BSc

  • Undergraduate
  • Single honours
  • 3 years

Urban and regional planning has a critical impact on the nature of the built environment. It helps to shape the nature, form and function of our towns and cities. Planners are involved in the making and shaping of place. Moreover, the planning system is in place to ensure that development takes place [more...]

 

Masters degrees

Development Economics MSc

Emerging and developing economies are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with on the global arena. Formal and technical analysis of these economies is an essential part of continuing Third World development. Specialised courses in development theory, development policy and [more...]

Economics MSc

A deep understanding of economics is key to our continuing function as a global economy, helping to establish successful trade, monetary and welfare policies across our nations. Specialised courses in economic theory and econometrics will give you a sophisticated understanding [more...]

Economics PhD

The Department of Economics in the University of Birmingham enjoys an international reputation for the conduct of research of the highest quality. The PhD programme in Economics is designed to train doctoral researchers to conduct research of high academic merit and to make [more...]

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long [more...]

Financial Economics MSc

The fascinating world of banking and financial markets is more than just headlines, it is the lifeblood of our collective global economies. Our MSc is designed for graduates with an economics-based degree, who are seeking to train themselves technically for their career in [more...]

International Economics MSc

Globalisation of the world’s economy means that international economics plays a fundamental role in a wide variety of careers. The MSc in International Economics is a taught graduate programme that provides specialised and advanced training in international [more...]

International Money and Banking MSc

The correlation between macroeconomics, banking, international finance and financial markets is explored throughout this course, giving you a deep insight and advanced knowledge of the wider world of global business and international finance and financial markets.

Mathematical Finance MSc

This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis.

Money, Banking and Finance MSc

Economics and finance are the drivers of our global prosperity and there is significant worldwide demand for technical expertise in monetary economics and finance. Most graduates from this programme move into highranking careers in global financial centres.

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PhD / Research degrees

The Department of Economics offers a PhD Programme fully accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council. Staff are able to supervise PhD students in all the main areas of Economics.

More information including;

  • Structure of the PhD Programme
  • Supervision
  • How to apply
  • Entry requirements
  • Fees
  • Scholarships
  • Teaching opportunities
  • Visiting students
  • Frequently asked questions