This innovative economics degree has been designed to take a broader approach to economics and to enable students to confidently apply economic theory to the world.
According to The Economist, we are one of only three UKuniversities taking a broader approach to economics. We are leading theway in which the subject is taught, and are considered a leading modelby many universities.
This degree will give you a rigorous grounding in economic theory, as well as solid training in quantitative subjects. You will also have the opportunity to gain subject-specific knowledge of the behaviour and practice of banks, international regulation and finance, and the place of financial systems in microeconomics.
You will study courses in micro and macroeconomics, global banking and finance, economic history, and monetary economics. Other subjects include applied econometrics and quantitative methods. You will also undertake a project in economics and international business.Employability
You will have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year, providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates. Previous university students have secured placements at IBM and Northern Trust.
Youwill connect with employers through our dedicated Business SchoolEmployability Team who focus on developing your employmentskills. They also provide you with CV support and will inviteyou to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters fromindustries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
We are actively improving job prospects for graduatesthrough the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per centof 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or furtherstudy by January 2016.Experience abroad
You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year.Extracurricular activities
Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.
We will encourage you to join societies such as Trading and Investment and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities.
The Economics and Business Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers.Business start-up
You will be encouraged to enter theuniversity's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship andinnovation. Previous winners received aprize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.Ranking
Our economics programmes were ranked:
- First in London for student satisfaction in both the Guardian University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2017
- Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.
Greenwichis one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia andNew Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.
Wehave also been named as one of the "mostinternational" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.Outcomes
The aims of this degree are:
- To provide a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of actual economies and to underpin this with techniques in economic analysis using mathematical and econometric models and economic data
- To provide subject specific knowledge of behaviour and practice of banks, other financial intermediaries and the place of the financial system in the economy
- To provide you with the ability to understand the major debates in monetary economics.
This degree is currentlybeing restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies andstudent feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latestindustry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practiceacross institutions).
The degree structure and courses listed will be updated oncethese are confirmed.