Economics

Economics degree structure

Students have a choice of two Honours pathways in Economics:

  • Single Honours in Economics
  • Joint Honours in Economics and another subject

Year 1

Students will study Economics 1A and 1B (40 credits) and two other level 1 subjects (80 credits) selected from the choice offered by their degree programme – 120 credits in total.

Year 2

Students will study Economics 2A and 2B (40 credits) and two other subjects (80 credits) selected from the choice offered by their degree programme – 120 credits in total.

Years 3 and 4

Students who meet the requirements for entry to Honours will study a combination of compulsory and optional courses depending on their Honours programme:

Information about optional courses can be found by following the link to courses on the right side of this page.

Single Honours in Economics

 Year 3

  • Econometrics 1 
  • Econometrics 2
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Optional courses totalling 60 credits 

Year 4

  • Dissertation
  • Optional courses totalling 90 credits

Students on a Single Honours Economics degree can take upto 60 credits outside of Economics with approval from both subjects and availability.

 Joint Honours in Economics and another subject

 Year 3

At least 2 of the following:

  • Econometrics 1 
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Optional courses totalling 30 credits 
  • Other subject courses totalling 60 credits                                      

Year 4

  • Economics Dissertation and optional courses totalling 30 credits OR
  • Optional courses totalling 60 credits
  • Other subject courses totalling 60 credits     

Note: BAcc and LLB students follow a slightly different curriculum.

 

Exchange programme

Glasgow has lots of partnership agreements, which allow students to spend a year of their degree, or one semester, at an overseas university – either in Europe or further afield. Most students who choose to go abroad do so in their third year but it’s also an option for the second year. Spending time abroad has many advantages in terms of broadening your horizons, challenging yourself in a different academic environment, enhancing your CV and employment prospects and, perhaps, learning a language. More information can be found on the University’s Exchange Programme web pages.