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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Economics

Programme code:BS-ECONUCAS code:L100
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Mike Reynolds Contact address:M.M.Reynolds@Leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: minimum grade B/6.
- GCSE Mathematics: minimum grade A/7.
- A Level: typically AAA (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification).

When English is not the first language, students will need to provide evidence of English language ability through qualifications such as TOEFL (score of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing) and IELTS (score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in listening, speaking, reading or writing), all in accordance with standard Business School entry requirements and policy.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Economics

Programme specification:

This course covers economic concepts, theories, ideas and tools that are relevant to firms and businesses, and combine this with gaining analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by employers in both the private and public sectors. Students will develop an understanding of the factors that influence income, wealth and wellbeing, how scarce resources are allocated, distributed and utilised today and how they may change in the future. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics and build their mathematical skills. A range of optional modules will allow students to explore the topics that suit their interests and career plans, from the wider business environment to banking and finance and health, labour or transport economics.

Programme aims

Graduates of this programme will:
- Critically evaluate a range of economic concepts, theories, ideas and analytical tools and the social and historical contexts of their development.
- Have knowledge of the economic environment (including economic institutions, systems and phenomena) and to understand changes in this environment.
- Appreciate the range of areas to which economics can and cannot be applied.
- Think critically about economic, social and business issues.
- Be able to apply and use their understanding of economics to solve emerging theoretical and empirical problems.
- Be effective communicators and self-confident, independent collaborators.
- Be aware of, and operate in regard to, ethical and cultural issues.



Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 80 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS1075Academic, Professional and Research Skills for Studies in Economics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1620Schools of Thought in Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1951Economic Theory and Applications30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students who have only completed GCSE Maths will be required to study the following module:

LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A10 creditsSemester 1

Students are required to choose 10-20 credits from the following modules (students who do NOT need to study LUBS1275 MUST choose a minimum of 20 credits, and students who DO need to study LUBS1275 MUST choose a minimum of 10 credits):

LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1290Economic Controversies10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1585Economic Institutions (Industry)10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to progress to Year 2.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 70 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2040Theories of Growth, Value and Distribution10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2230Mathematics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2500Applied Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2670Statistics for Business and Economics 210 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 30 credits from the following optional modules:

HECN2010Introduction to Health Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2280Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in Britain10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2300Explanation in Economics10 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS2401International Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2590Labour Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2665Economics of Innovation10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2675How to be a Successful Policy Economist10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2680Ethics and Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2010Transport Economics10 creditsSemester 1
TRAN2030Project Appraisal10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 2 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to progress to Year 3.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 60 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS3005Advanced Microeconomics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3303Economics Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3505Advanced Macroeconomics10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 40 credits from the following optional modules:

HECN3010Introduction to the Economic Evaluation of Health10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3011Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3330Economic Development20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3340Economics of Famines20 creditsNot running in 201920
LUBS3365Environmental Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3370Applied Econometrics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3375Behavioural Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3430Modern Theories of Money and Monetary Policy10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3435Public Enterprise and Regulation10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3590International Economics: Integration and Governance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3785The Economics of Unions10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3925The Political Economy of Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3930Economics of Business and Corporate Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from the optional modules for this programme, in order to make up to a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 3 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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