Applied Economics BA(Hons)
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Facts about Applied Economics
|Year of entry||2013|
|Qualification||BA(Hons) (joint honours only)|
|Application route||3 years full time: apply through UCAS
View course combinations page for joint honours UCAS codes
6 years part time: apply direct to the University
|See the Unistats data for this course|
About this course
Why choose this course?
Economics is concerned with the production, consumption and distribution of wealth, and aims to explain the reasons for and consequences of decisions made by individuals, households, firms or governments. This joint honours course enables you to combine economics with another subject and includes the opportunity to study abroad at a partner university in the second year.
See the course combinations section for more information about the different joint honours options.
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What will you study?
Year 1 is similar to our other economics degrees, as all economics students need to cover a core set of analytical approaches, techniques, methods and debates. However, the emphasis on policy analysis means that some technical aspects of economic and statistical analysis are deferred to subsequent years of the programme. All students take a tutorial module that develops study skills and personal development planning.
Year 2 develops the focus on policy-making through core modules in macroeconomic and microeconomic policy and principles and quantitative methods. Current economic debates will be reflected in the content of the modules. During your second year, you will also have the opportunity of spending a period of time abroad at one of our prestigious partner universities in Europe or further afield.
The precise list of modules in Years 2 and 3 depends on whether you choose to study economics as a minor, half or major field.
Year 3 modules continue the development of economic theory and applications and of quantitative methods. For half-field and major students, option modules provide the opportunity to pursue your interests across a range of policy areas. Also for these students, a 'capstone' module will extend your research, writing and communication skills, while enabling you to focus in depth on a topic of particular interest.
You will also have the opportunity to study a foreign language for free during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Year 1 (Level 4)
Year 2 (Level 5)
- Applied Economics Quantitatively Treated
- Applied Economic Policy and Principles 1
- Capitalism: History, Ideas and Institutions
- Competition and the Firm
- Contemporary Issues in Economics