Economics BSc (Dubai Campus)

The Economics BSc (Hons) programme is an exciting chance to explore some of the increasingly prominent economics issues affecting 21st-century political and current affairs. Economics is an intellectually challenging discipline that builds important skills and techniques in using maths and applying statistical data, as well as wider transferable skills, all of which will make you a highly sought-after graduate with a significant advantage in the employment market. You will be taught by leading economists combining first-class theory and practical teaching.

Jordan O'Donoghue

Economics Student

“Economics is the course most suited for pursuing a career in Finance and every module has helped prepare me in one way or another. Whether it be microeconomic theory in relation to how firms and industries operate to Excel and computer skills I developed across the three years.”

This programme provides students with an understanding of economic concepts, principles and tools, and their application. The programme aims to stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts. Students should receive a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of economic systems and develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings.    

The first year of the programme provides a foundation in economics and develops the main quantitative tools required through the programme. The second year develops a core of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, alongside more specialised policy-based and theoretical modules. In the final year of the programme, students specialise in a number of theoretical and policy-oriented fields.       

On graduating, students will be well prepared to work in a range of graduate careers, for example in banking, finance or general management careers, or to progress to Masters-level study in Economics.

Modules

All modules listed for this course are compulsory.

Year one

  • Principles of Economics (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Economics (20 credits)
  • Applied Economics and Statistics (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Development (10 credits)
  • Mathematical Modelling for Economics (10 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions (10 credits)
  • European Economic Issues (10 credits)
  • The UK Economy (20 credits)

Year two

  • Microeconomics (20 credits)
  • Macroeconomics (20 credits)
  • Econometrics (20 credits)
  • Development Economics (20 credits)
  • Microfoundations of Macroeconomics (10 credits)
  • Economics of Corporate Finance (10 credits)
  • China and the World Economy (10 credits)
  • Public Economics (10 credits)

Year three

  • Economics Extended Essay (20 credits)
  • Topics in Economic Theory and Practice (20 credits)
  • Applied Econometrics (10 credits)
  • Economics of Financial Markets (10 credits)
  • International Trade Theory (10 credits)
  • International Trade Policy (10 credits)
  • Game Theory (10 credits)
  • Economics of Banking (10 credits)
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics (10 credits)
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics (10 credits)

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2018. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees and funding

We charge an annual tuition fee which is set at 77,030 AED per year of study.

Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available for 2018 entry. Find out more.

Entry requirements

UK

3 A Levels. Typical offer AAAGCSE Mathematics required at grade A.
General Studies not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

6,6,6 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.

India

  • 85% ISC/CBSE/Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% other State Boards.

Please view our India page for further information on entry requirements.

Other entry requirements can be found on our international students pages.

How to apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

Learning and teaching methods will take the form of lectures, small-group classes, computer based learning, independent learning and research.

Work will be assessed via unseen written examinations, coursework and problem sets.

Contact hours

Modules will be taught in blocks over 30 hours per week.

As the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16, Birmingham is the UK’s number one university for securing a graduate-level job.

A degree in Economics provides the skills required for a very wide range of careers. These skills are useful in the financial sector, general commerce, public sector, journalism and education to name but a few. Many employers will value the training that an Economics degree provides. The University of Birmingham is known to produce high quality graduates, therefore students are in high demand when they have completed their study.

Sami Mouneimne"UoB business school continues to improve in global rankings through better teaching, improved career prospects and more connections to industry. Economics at UoB has been, and will continue to be, a sought after degree by employers for years to come."

Sami Mouneimne, BSc Economics, Morgan Stanley

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