How can economic ideas and principles help us to understand how organisations work and industries function? What role do economic principles play in management decisions and in the analysis of strategic interactions among businesses and organisations?
Unlike conventional management courses, our course analyses the economics of a business or organisation and investigates how they operate and behave. Whether you have already studied aspects of economics, this course gives a thorough introduction to all aspects of economics and mathematics, including micro and macroeconomics, and introduces you to quantitative research methods (this is common across all our courses). You also have the opportunity to take optional modules from across our Department or our University. Throughout the course, you build on these skills and apply them to the study of organisational management. Our BSc includes more complex (compulsory) mathematics modules in your second year, which differentiates it from the BA.
You are required to complete a project in your third year (applicable to all our courses) and this is an excellent way to evidence the skills you have learnt to future employers or prepare for postgraduate study.
Whether you continue studying or go into work, you will graduate secure in the knowledge you have received one of the best undergraduate training available in economics, from one of the top-rated research departments in the UK.
In your first year, you will have 90 credits of compulsory modules and will get 30 credits of optional modules. You will have limited choice for this optional module, choosing between two modules offered by Essex Business School.
With a small number of exceptions, if you successfully complete the first year of your BA, then you are qualified to enter the second year of that course and a range of other courses: for example, if you take economics, politics, philosophy and sociology, then you have a choice of at least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your first year. This means you can change your course, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisites and places are available.
During your second year all of your modules will be compulsory. In your final year you will have a greater deal of flexibility; you will have 60 credits of optional courses, meaning you can take four optional 15 credit half-year modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules and a 30 credit research project, an individual piece of research on a topic that interests you, which is compulsory.
We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
Introduction to Economics;
Introduction to Quantitative Economics;
Methods of Economic Analysis; and
either Introduction to Accounting and Finance or Introduction to Management
Mathematical Methods in Economics;
Introduction to Econometrics;
Management of New Technology; and
Economics of Organisational Management
Economics Research Project;
Theory of Monopoly and Regulation;
Market Structure and Strategic Behaviour; and
four half-year modules
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Essex.
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