Economics is a Social Science, it isn’t just about money, debts or national income it is the science of choice. Who gets what and why? It looks at how markets function, whether they give us what we want and why they sometimes fail. The methodology of Economics can be applied to any situation for example: should money be spent on health or education, or are we being ripped off in a coffee shop?
A challenging, stimulating course, appropriate for students with a keen interest in current affairs plus an ability to express themselves in written argument,supported by data.
The course is a Social Science that complements two distinct types of programme. Mathematicians/ scientists find that their analytical skills are very valuable in addressing the key questions that Economics throws up. History/Politics/Geography and Sociology students will find the subjective nature of much of the material, and the need for reasoned debate, to be similar in Economics to these areas.
Many of our students progress to Economics degrees at university, or courses involving similar skills or content, such as Finance, Management or Politics. Although not a basis for direct employment, we feel that a study of Economics helps to develop the kind of critical, problem-solving mentality that employers seek.