Undergraduate Courses

Students on all degree programmes begin their study of economics with the Preliminary course in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. In subsequent years, depending on the degree programme, they take a combination of Core and Optional courses. Options for the final year include the opportunity to write a thesis.

Teaching for each course includes a series of sixteen or more lectures covering essential topics, but students are expected to go beyond this material by reading widely. Students will also have a set of tutorials in groups of two or three, and/or small classes of six to ten students, for which preparatory work - reading and written work – is set. Written work for economics tutorials includes both essays and problems, which are handed in and marked by the tutor. Tutorials provide an opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation of the subject with the individual guidance of an expert tutor.

Preliminary Course

Introductory Economics

All undergraduates studying Economics begin with this course, covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics at an introductory level, together with the mathematical techniques required for studying economics.

Core Finals Courses



Quantitative Economics

Optional Finals Courses

Behavioural & Experimental Economics

British Economic History Since 1870


Economics of Developing Countries

Economics of Industry


Game Theory

International Economics

Labour Economics & Industrial Relations

Microeconomic Analysis

Money & Banking

Public Economics