University of Sussex Business School


(BSc) Economics

Entry for 2019

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Course Aims

1. To provide our undergraduates with a training in the economics discipline, develop their interest in the subject and encourage them to examine both economic and other social problems from an analytical and critical perspective.
2. To provide our undergraduates with a flexible curriculum that allows the approaches and methodologies of other disciplines to be explored through the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary structures at Sussex and instil in them an openness and flexibility to alternative views.
3. To provide our students with a supportive educative environment.
4. To provide our students with a set of general skills that enable them to think analytically, express themselves clearly, work independently, meet deadlines and encourage initiative
5. To provide our students with a set of subject-specific skills appropriate to the level of their course that enable them to access, analyse and appraise economic theories and related evidence; to present and sustain coherent and logical argument; and to implement and complete independent research in economics
6. To give our students the opportunity to participate in processes of module review and evaluation.on.

Course learning outcomes

Demonstrate a deep knowledge of core economic concepts and economic methods

Rigoursly use economic theory and empircal to analyse individual, corporate and policy decision-making processes with help of computing software

Be able to work effectively in diverse teams as leaders and members

Demonstrate awareness and understandings of ethical standards and behaviours in the areas of research, analysis and policy

Structure and communicate economic ideas effectively both orally and in writing to specialist and non-specialist audience

Demonstrate independant and critical thinking in assessing economic theories and/or complexity of economic data to inform research and policy analysis

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn SemesterCoreContemporary Economic Issues (L1051)154
  CoreIntroduction to Economics (L1028)154
  CoreIntroduction to Mathematics for Finance and Economics (L1054)154
 Spring SemesterCoreIntroduction to Statistics (L1025)154
  CoreMacroeconomics 1 (L1056)154
  CoreMicroeconomics 1 (L1053)154
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterCoreApplied Mathematics for Economists (L1058)155
  CoreIntroduction to Econometrics (level 5) (L1090)155
  CoreMacroeconomics 2 (L1032)155
  CoreMicroeconomics 2 (L1031)155
 Spring SemesterCoreAdvanced Macroeconomics (L1059)155
  CoreAdvanced Microeconomics (L1061)155
  CoreApplied Economics Topics (L1063)155
  CoreApplied Statistics for Finance and Economics (L1064)155
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
3Autumn SemesterCoreMathematical Statistics (L1079)156
  OptionEconomics of European Integration (L1066)156
  Environmental Economics (L1088)156
  Experimental Economics: Markets, Games And Strategic Behaviour (L1097)156
  International Trade (L1070)156
  Labour Economics (L1039)156
  Monetary Theory and Policy (L1040)156
 Autumn & Spring TeachingOptionApplied Economics Dissertation (L1002)306
 Spring SemesterCoreApplied Econometrics (L1062)156
  OptionBehavioural Economics (L1083)156
  Big Data and Economics (L1100)156
  Climate Change Economics (L1078)156
  Economics of Crime (L1101)156
  Economics of Education (L1098)156
  Financial Economics (L1095)156
  The British Economy in the Twentieth Century (L1102)156
  The Economics of Development (L1065)156

Please note that the University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses and modules in accordance with the descriptions set out here. However, the University keeps its courses and modules under review with the aim of enhancing quality. Some changes may therefore be made to the form or content of courses or modules shown as part of the normal process of curriculum management.

The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.