Economics BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Economics

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Economics
DipHE Economics
CertHE Economics

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time ULC10001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY ULC10001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

L100

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Economics

Other internal and / or external reference points

Module Catalogue inform programme outcomes

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Economics

Programme Leader

PETROPOULOU D Dr (Economics)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

Enable and encourage students to develop their capacity for learning and communication within an open, scholarly, environment

Develop an appreciation of economics, both as an intellectual discipline and as an important contributor to an understanding of the world in ways which are of practical significance

Prepare students for a range of careers and other activities in which independent thought and analysis, as well as effective communication, can contribute to an improvement in social and economic welfare

Provide an opportunity for study from a range of specialist areas of economics

Enable better performing students completing undergraduate programmes to pursue higher degrees in economics

Provide an opportunity for students to apply and demonstrate a range of skills, including the capacity for independent study, through the completion of a Level HE3 undergraduate project

Provide an opportunity for undergraduates to participate in, and gain experience

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Economic data, including financial and social K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical techniques
Applications of economics to a variety of topics K BSc (Hons) Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical techniques
Economic history K Ord, BSc (Hons) Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical techniques
Find economic literature and other appropriate sources of material C DipHE
Find and critically evaluate economic literature and other appropriate sources of material C Ord, BSc (Hons)
Formulate and investigate own economic question C BSc (Hons)
Undertake numerical analysis to understand and interpret empirical information C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing P DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Critically analyse quantitative data and communicate it in usable ways P Ord, BSc (Hons)
Understand thoroughly both generic and subject specific IT skills P DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Learn independently P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Take responsibility for planning and organising work, both on their own and in a team P CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
General skills, such as literacy, numerical, IT and computing T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Interpersonal skills, such as communication T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Abstraction T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Analysis T CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Deduction and induction T BSc (Hons)
Quantification and design T DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Framing (understanding parameters to a problem to help decision making) T BSc (Hons)
From economic principles students develop an understanding of key concepts that are present in most decision problems they are likely to encounter in their subsequent careers e.g. opportunity cost; incentives CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
From economic principles students develop an understanding of key concepts that are present in most decision problems they are likely to encounter in their subsequent careers e.g. equilibrium, dis-equilibrium and stability DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
From economic principles students develop an understanding of key concepts that are present in most decision problems they are likely to encounter in their subsequent careers e.g. strategic thinking BSc (Hons)
From economic principles students develop an understanding of key concepts that are present in most decision problems they are likely to encounter in their subsequent careers e.g. expectations Ord, BSc (Hons)
From economic principles students develop an understanding of key concepts that are present in most decision problems they are likely to encounter in their subsequent careers e.g. the relevance of marginal considerations DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Microeconomic issues of decision and choice, production, markets and welfare K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical techniques
Macroeconomic issues such as employment, national income, balance of payments, inflation, cycles, money, finance K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical techniques
Economic policy- micro and macro K Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical techniques
Quantitative methods and computing, including statistics K CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical techniques
Quantitative methods and computing, including statistics and econometrics K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons) Coherent core of economic principles based on verbal, graphical and mathematical techniques

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
ECOP005 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.