Economics at Newcastle covers economic theory and policy relating to issues in Britain, Europe and around the world, developing graduates who can address the economic problems facing society today.
This degree provides you with a thorough grounding in the concepts and analytical tools of economics. We place particular emphasis on topics that relate to the analysis of financial markets and subsequent business decisions.
You develop knowledge of the principles of accounting and finance, the structure of business organisations, and current economic problems, as well as microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.
We also equip you with a range of transferable skills, such as communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, problem solving and computer skills, which will be highly valued in a wide range of careers.
Modules are taught via lectures and seminars. Assessment is mainly through unseen examinations at the end of each semester (January and June). However, a proportion of your marks will also be based on in-course assessment of essays and projects.
Teaching and assessment methods may vary from module to module; more information can be found in our individual module listings.
Visit our Teaching and Learning pages to read about the outstanding learning experience available to you at Newcastle University.
You may apply to spend Stage 2 studying Economics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
This is a fully integrated study abroad experience, taught in English, which counts directly towards your final degree mark. Places are available on a competitive basis.
As a student in Newcastle University Business School you will have access to teaching, learning and computing facilities in our brand new, state-of-the-art building within Newcastle's emerging business district. Take a virtual tour of our new building.
Newcastle University Business School is one of only 140 business schools worldwide to receive accreditation from the European agency EFMD under its EQUIS scheme, in recognition of its development of students' managerial and entrepreneurial skills.
All Business School students have access to specialist careers and business start-up support from the University's award-winning Careers Service, and career management sessions with our dedicated Business School Careers Adviser. The Business School also runs an annual career development week to give you an insight into possible career options and to help you to start thinking about your future.
We encourage all of our students to gain work experience while studying with us. This could be on a full-time, part-time or voluntary basis. Other opportunities for you to boost your personal and professional skills during your studies include:
You will be part of a global community in the Business School, with staff and students representing 69 different countries. You will also have the chance to have a say in how the Business School is run through initiatives such as the Board of Students.
I am enjoying my course as it covers so many areas and has therefore stimulated my interest and determination to succeed