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Undergraduate study

Economics 2020/21


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What’s inside Our courses 04 Business Economics BSc(Hons) 05 Economics BSc(Hons) 06 Economics with Financial Services BSc(Hons) 07 Economics and History BA(Hons) 08 Economics and Politics BSc(Hons) 11  Apply to us

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Business Economics ­BSc(Hons)

Business Economics

Course length: 3yrs full-time 4yrs inc. placement yr Entry requirements: BBB/DDM/120 inc. GCSE Maths at grade 5/C

BSc(Hons) Your course Our Business Economics aims to give you a good grounding in the key concepts of the subject, getting you ready to apply economics in the business arena. The course focuses on three key areas: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Quantitative Economics. During the course you’ll be able to choose option modules to explore what excites you about the business world. The modules could help you decide which areas to specialise in and what career choices to make. We don’t expect you to be fully versed in business or economics before your course begins, as we aim to build up your understanding from first principles. We’ll also be looking at how mathematical tools can be used to analyse economic decisions. So any mathematics is very much applied to real world problems. You should come away from the course being able to understand and respond to situations in the business world, using a framework that you’ve established during your study of economics.

Example modules • Introduction to Microeconomics • Introduction to Macroeconomics • Applied Business Economics • Advanced Management Accounting

Your future Previous graduates from this subject area have gone in to roles such as Associate Resource, Finance Officer, Audit Associate, Assistant Management Accountant and Commercial Finance Analyst with companies such as Cranford Group, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, KPMG UK, Outokumpu and Sykes Cottages to name but a few.** Percentage of graduates from this subject area at Huddersfield who go on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17). *

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Economics

Economics ­BSc(Hons)

Course length: 3yrs full-time 4yrs inc. placement yr Entry requirements: BBB/DDM/120 inc. GCSE Maths at grade 5/C

BSc(Hons) Your course Money makes the world go round. And Economics helps you understand how it all works. Economics is the science of decision making. It’s vital in situations where events like changes in the price level of goods or services, or changes in interest rates affect how decisions are made. That’s why economists study how people, households, firms and governments allocate scarce resources to meet the needs of the population. By studying Economics, you’ll have the chance to understand global problems such as widespread poverty and inequality, high unemployment and rising pollution. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to study statistics, quantitative methods and econometrics. All of which could help equip you with the tools used by professional economists to analyse economic policies. We don’t expect you to be fully versed in economics, as we aim to build up your understanding from first principles. We’ll also be looking at how mathematical tools can be used to analyse economic decisions. So any mathematics is very much applied to real world problems.

Example modules • Introduction to Microeconomics • Introduction to Macroeconomics • International Economics • Econometrics

Your future Previous graduates from this subject area have gone in to roles such as Associate Resource, Finance Officer, Audit Associate, Assistant Management Accountant and Commercial Finance Analyst with companies such as Cranford Group, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, KPMG UK, Outokumpu and Sykes Cottages to name but a few.* *

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For detailed module, course and employability information, including full entry requirements, please visit courses.hud.ac.uk

Meet our graduates “I feel that my degree at Huddersfield equipped me with the necessary knowledge of economic theory as well as the mathematical skills required to complete the masters’ programme.” Asjid Suleman Graduated Economics BSc(Hons), 2016, now studying for an MA

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Economics with Financial Services ­BSc(Hons)

Economics with Financial Services

Course length: 3yrs full-time 4yrs inc. placement yr Entry requirements: BBB/DDM/120 inc. GCSE Maths at grade 5/C

BSc(Hons) Your course This course will give you the chance to gain a valuable grounding in economics with an additional focus on financial services to help make you attractive to employers in your chosen field. You can look at economics at a national level, or from the perspective of a household or even a single person. Businesses are always looking for people who understand the theory behind the practice. Social problems like poverty and inequality, high unemployment and rising pollution can all be tackled through a knowledge of economics. You’ll have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of both retail and investment banking, how the bond and stock markets work, and the regulatory practices. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop a good awareness of central banking, financial markets, regulatory practice and theory and gain training in some of the practical tools that economists use to analyse policies and inform research including statistics, quantitative methods and econometrics.

Example modules • Introduction to Microeconomics • Introduction to Macroeconomics • Developments in Banking and Finance • Monetary and Financial Framework

Your future Previous graduates from this subject area have gone in to roles such as Associate Resource, Finance Officer, Audit Associate, Assistant Management Accountant and Commercial Finance Analyst with companies such as Cranford Group, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, KPMG UK, Outokumpu and Sykes Cottages to name but a few.* Meet our graduates “Economics is so relevant to everyday life, most relevant issues and real world problems have an economic element – and it’s great being able to understand the depth behind that.” Catherine Wall Economics BSc(Hons)

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Economics and History BA(Hons) Your course

Economics and History­ BA(Hons)

Course length: 3yrs full-time 4yrs inc. placement yr 4½–6yrs part-time Entry requirements: BBB inc. B in History or Economics/DDM/120 inc. B at A Level in History or Economics

On this course you’ll learn how to combine historical context with current awareness of major global trends and challenges, and evaluate evidence of various kinds. Your choices on the History side are historically and geographically diverse. You’ll be able to explore the cultural, social and political impact of events and eras, in Britain, Europe and across the world, from medieval to modern times. In your Economics studies, we’ll introduce you to the basics of economics, at both macro and micro levels. You’ll then apply the concepts you have learned to contemporary social, economic and historical problems, such as poverty reduction and inequality measurement, high unemployment and rising pollution. Hopefully you’ll figure out some of the solutions too. Our creative teaching and learning will help improve your communication and analysis skills. We have a friendly, hands-on approach to delivering our courses, involving you in independent and team work, problem solving and digital literacy.

Example modules • Twentieth Century Britain • Intermediate Microeconomics • Economic Theory and Applications • The Great War: Culture and Society

Your future A selection of organisations that have employed Huddersfield graduates in recent years include The Royal Armouries Museum, House of Commons, British Red Cross, Kirklees Museum and Galleries, York Army Museum, leading FTSE-100 companies, Government, the media, industry and manufacturing.* *

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Economics and Politics ­BSc(Hons)

Economics and Politics

Course length: 3yrs full-time 4yrs inc. placement yr Entry requirements: BBB/DDM/120 inc. a grade B in an A Level or a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

BSc(Hons) Your course In today’s globalised world, economics and political systems have become increasingly interlinked. This course gives you the chance to study both disciplines together, understanding how the theory relates to what’s going on in the world today, and how it affects the social, political and economic problems that societies are facing. The economics side of things will help you understand how resources are distributed and used from both a macroeconomic and microeconomic perspective. This will involve statistics and assessment tools used by today’s economists to analyse policy and international trends. The politics side of things of things will explore the social and political issues that are affecting us nationally and globally. We’ll provide you with the opportunity to apply the theory through a work placement in your second year, giving you practical experience in a professional setting. You’ll benefit from guest lecturers such as MPs and political figures, and engage in student-led debates.

Example modules • Introduction to Macroeconomics • Introduction to Microeconomics • Democracy and Democratisation • Issues in Justice; Ethics and Citizenship

Your future Previous Politics graduates have gone on to roles relating to operations, education, media, human resources, marketing, business development, finance and IT in organisations including, House of Commons, Engaging Education, the Department for Work and Pensions, Kirklees College, Freshwater UK, Tameside Council, X4 Technology.* *

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“The Bloomberg Trading Room will give students access to Bloomberg market data, analytics and information and give them a feel for real investment decisions made in industry and learn how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data. Comprising of 35 Bloomberg terminals, the Trading Room will provide simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry and provide experience of a real life financial markets environment which enhances the student experience and employability.�

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The legal bit This brochure was prepared in the Spring of 2019 for courses starting in September 2020 and is up to date as at the date of publication. Any subsequent changes to information will be published in the course information listings on our website www.courses.hud.ac.uk and you should check our website for the latest information before you apply. Changes to a course you have applied for If we propose to make a major change to a course that you are holding an offer for, then we will tell you as soon as possible so that you can decide whether to withdraw your application prior to enrolment.

Where your course allows you to choose modules from a range of options, we will review these each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback or demand for certain modules. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let you know in good time the options available for you to choose for the following year.

Major changes would usually be made with effect from the next academic year, but this may not always be the case. We will notify you as soon as possible should we need to make a major change and will carry out suitable consultation with affected students. If you reasonably believe that the proposed change will cause you detriment or hardship we will, if appropriate, work with you to try to reduce the adverse effect on you or find an appropriate solution. Where an appropriate solution cannot be found and you contact us in writing before the change takes effect you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the University without liability to the University for future tuition fees. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

Major changes

Termination of course

We will only make major changes to the core curriculum of a course or to our services if it is necessary for us to do so and provided such changes are reasonable. A major change in this context is a change that materially changes the services available to you; or the outcomes, or a significant part, of your course, such as the nature of the award or a substantial change to module content, teaching days (part time provision), classes, type of delivery or assessment of the core curriculum.

In exceptional circumstances, we may, for reasons outside of our control, be forced to discontinue or suspend your course. Where this is the case, a formal exit strategy will be followed and we will notify you as soon as possible about what your options are, which may include transferring to a suitable replacement course for which you are qualified, being provided with individual teaching to complete the award for which you were registered, or claiming an interim award and exiting the University. If you do not wish to take up any of the options that are made available to you, then you can cancel your registration and withdraw from the course without liability to the University for future tuition fees and you will be entitled to a refund of all course fees paid to date. We will provide reasonable support to assist you with transferring to another university if you wish to do so.

Changes to your course after you enrol as a student We will always try to deliver your course and other services as described. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below: Changes to option modules

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For example, it may be necessary to make a major change to reflect changes in the law or the requirements of the University’s regulators; to meet the latest requirements of a commissioning or accrediting body; to improve the quality of educational provision; in response to student, examiners’ or other course evaluators’ feedback; and/or to reflect academic or professional changes within subject areas. Major changes may also be necessary because of circumstances outside our reasonable control, such as a key member of staff leaving the University or being unable to teach, where they have a particular specialism that can’t be adequately covered by other members of staff; or due to damage or interruption to buildings, facilities or equipment.


We hope you’ve found all the information you need to inspire you to become a student here at Huddersfield. Now all you need to do is apply.

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When to apply

If this is your first (undergraduate) degree and you want to study a full-time course, then you’ll apply via UCAS at ucas.com

If you want to start your course in September 2020, you can apply to UCAS any time from 1 September 2019 onwards. Please make sure UCAS receives your application by 15 January 2020.

If you’re at a college or school right now, it’s probably already registered with UCAS. The best thing to do is ask your teacher or careers adviser to help with your application. Once you’ve applied we’ll keep in touch with you throughout the application process, so you’re up to speed with what’s going on.

Our institution code is HUDDS H60.

Contact us Got a question? Get in touch with us. Tel. +44 (0)1484 472956 Email. sbuscourseadmin@hud.ac.uk @thebusinessschool @UoHBusinessSch HudBus

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