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The University of Nottingham's School of Economics is renowned for excellence in teaching and research across all areas of the discipline and for being at the cutting edge of contemporary economic thinking and analysis. It attained the highest possible score for teaching quality and was ranked third in the UK for the quality and volume of its research by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The school of Economics at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is an integral part of the School in the UK. Teaching follows the same flexible, modular structure as in the UK. Our postgraduate students have the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of world authorities in economics.

As an economics student at UNNC:

  • you study at a branch of one of the UK's most prestigious economics schools
  • your degree programme is identical to the same course offered at the School in the UK
  • you have the opportunity to spend some of your degree programme at our campuses in the UK and Malaysia
  • you are among a group of students who include the brightest from China and the world
  • you have excellent career prospects

Our programme of undergraduate study combines all of the core analytical and quantitative techniques required by modern economics graduates. By the time you graduate you will:

  • be familiar with key techniques that economists use in practice
  • have essential skills in core disciplines of economics, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics and international trade   
  • have a sophisticated understanding of all the major sub-disciplines of economics, from financial and monetary economics to development, public and labour economics

An economics graduate from The University of Nottingham is highly sought after in the job market and is well-placed to progress to graduate study. Employers will value your capacity to grasp economic concepts, whether they are mathematical or philosophical in nature.


Economics is like a kind of philosophy. It trains your ability of critical thinking, mathematical calculation, logical deduction and academic writing. No matter you are a science student or an art student, you will always find the charm of Economics. If you want to make yourself more comprehensive, feel brave to choose Economics. It will not depress you!

I have received many offers from top universities of the UK, Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Spain and so on. Finally, I chose McGill University, the nominated as “Harvard” in Canada.


                                                                                      --- Yiwei LI

BSc (Hons) International Economics and Trade, graduated 2016






What is economics?

At Nottingham, economists analyse issues such as economic development, international trade and public policy, including health, labour markets, food and the environment, the macroeconomy and the European Union. The University also has research specialisms in economic theory and econometrics.


How will I study?

The majority of teaching is delivered through lectures, supported by a tutorial programme and seminars. Outside taught hours, you will be expected to spend time reading and researching for written assignments.



Assessment varies between modules. Some are assessed by formal exam, some by coursework, and many by a combination of both. The nature of the coursework varies and includes:

  • individual essays
  • group and individual projects
  • case studies
  • assessed presentations

In your final year, you will be given the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of economics concepts through an independently researched dissertation.


Studying abroad

The University is a founder member of the Universitas (21) consortium - an international network of research-intensive universities. This means you can apply to spend a semester studying at one of the partners in U21 or choose from more than 15 other options. If your degree is taught at our campuses in the UK and Malaysia you may be able to spend up to a semester of your degree studying there.

For more information, please visit Global Engagement Office


Career prospects

The growth of economic awareness has increased the demand for economics graduates. At The University of Nottingham Ningbo China you will acquire a range of economic and transferable skills, enabling you to enter a wide range of careers including those in government, international agencies, private sector organisations and education.

International employers rate our degrees highly and companies that have recruited our graduates in recent years include:

  • the world's biggest accounting and consultancy firms
  • central banks
  • investment banks
  • asset management companies
  • market research organisations
  • management services
  • government economic and statistical services

Starting salaries for economics graduates are among the highest of all the University's students.