Study Abroad at UCL



The Department of Economics offers an unrivalled opportunity to study in a challenging, research-led environment. It is the only department of economics in the UK to have received the outstanding grade-point average of 3.78 (out of 4) in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework, with 79% of all indicators of output rated at the highest 4* level.

Key Information

Year, Fall Term, Spring Term
English language level
Good - see English language requirements for more details.
Tuition fees
Band 1 - see Tuition fees for more information
GPA requirement
Social & Historical Sciences
Department website

Why study Economics at UCL?

As well as being taught by highly qualified staff, whose research informs policy advice to international governments and agencies, such as the United Nations and the World Bank, you will be welcomed to a friendly department alongside full degree students, where you can get involved with activities organised by students of the Economist’s Society. Guidance is on offer from a dedicated administration team.

What you will gain from study at UCL

The department's modules are reviewed annually to ensure they include the latest developments over all areas of modern economics. You are encouraged to pursue a programme of study that, within the parameters of your home degree programme, allows you to pursue your own interests and goals.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is through formal lectures and tutorial classes. Students are also encouraged to set up their own study groups. Final grades for many modules are based largely on examination performance. For some modules, there is an assessed project or group work component and some modules may include or be wholly assessed via other forms of assessment such as mid-terms, quizzes and take-home exams. Students attending for the Fall Term will take any final departmental examinations in December during the last week of term. Students attending for the Full Year or the Spring and Summer Terms will take final examinations in the UCL exam period from April–June.

Modules in Economics

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive and, since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2021/22, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Please note that modules listed below under Level 2 and 3 are usually only available to students admitted to the Department of Economics.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
ECON0008 History of Economic Thought Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0011 Basic Microeconomic Concepts Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0044 An Introduction to Applied Economic Analysis Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0045 Money and Banking Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
ECON0013 Microeconomics Year 30 (FHEQ)
ECON0014 Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Household Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0015 Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Firm Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0016 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy Year 30 (FHEQ)
ECON0017 Closed Economy Macroeconomics Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0018 Open Economy Macroeconomics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0019 Quantitative Economics and Econometrics Year 30 (FHEQ)
ECON0020 Quantitative Economics and Econometrics I Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0048 Economics of Finance Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title Availability UCL credits
ECON0001 Economics of Financial Markets Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0021 Microeconometrics Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0022 Econometrics for Macroeconomics and Finance Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0023 International Trade Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0024 Economic Policy Analysis Fall Term, Spring Term 30 (FHEQ)
ECON0025 Economics of Competition Policy Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0027 Game Theory Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0028 The Economics of Growth Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0029 Economics of Information Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0030 Issues in Economic Development Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0031 Experimental Economics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0032 Urban Economics Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0038 Economics of Money and Banking Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0039 Advanced Macroeconomics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0040 Behavioural Economics Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0041 Economics of Migration and Job Search Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0047 Economics of Labour Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0049 Economics of Industrial Relations Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0050 Economics of the Public Sector Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0051 Economics of Regulation Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0052 Environmental Economics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0053 Economics of Tax Policy Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0054 Economics of Development Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0055 Economics of Science Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0056 Economics of Education Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0113 Advanced Economics of Finance Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0114 Computational Methods for Economists Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0115 Topics in Household Economics Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0121 Economic History Fall Term 15 (FHEQ)
ECON0122 Advanced Topics in International Economics Spring Term 15 (FHEQ)

Contact details

Paula Moore, Affiliate Programme Administrator
+44 (0)20 3549 5275
Rebecca Burns, Affiliate Programme Administrator
+44 (0)20 3549 5377

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