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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.

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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 Affiliate Student Office.

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 tailored to your own interests and goals within the parameters of your home degree programme.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is through formal lectures and tutorial classes. All modules carry an assessment by examination, held in December for Fall Term-only students, and in May for Full Year and Spring/Summer Term students.

Modules in Economics

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Note also, modules listed below under Level 2 and 3 are usually only available to students admitted to the Economics Department.

Level 1 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ECON1006 History of Economic Thought 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON1602 Basic Microeconomic Concepts 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON6002 An Introduction to Applied Economic Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON6003 Money and Banking 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ECON2001 Microeconomics 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
ECON2002 Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Household 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON2003 Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Firm 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON2004 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
ECON2005 Closed Economy Macroeconomics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON2007 Quantitative Economics and Econometrics 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
ECON2008 Quantitative Economics and Econometrics I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7001 Economics of Labour 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7002 Economics of Finance 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7004 Economics of Industrial Relations 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7005 Economics of the Public Sector 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7006 Economics of Regulation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7007 Environmental Economics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7008 Economics of Tax Policy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7010 Economics of Development 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7011 Economics of Science 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON7012 Economics of Education 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ECON3002 Microeconometrics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3003 Econometrics for Macroeconomics and Finance 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3004 International Trade 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3007 Economic Policy Analysis 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
ECON3012 Economics of Competition Policy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3013 Topics in Industrial Economics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3014 Game Theory 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3015 Economics of Growth 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3016 Economics of Information 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3019 Issues in Economic Development 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3020 Experimental Economics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3021 Urban Economics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3022 Ethics in Applied Economics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3023 Economics of Financial Markets 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3028 Economics of Money and Banking 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3029 Advanced Macroeconomics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3030 Behavioural Economics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
ECON3031 Economics of Migration and Job Search 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Contact details

Paula Moore or Rebecca Burns, Affiliate Programme Administrators
+44 (0)20 3549 5377
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