BSc (Hons) International Economics and Trade

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Key information

Degree

BSc (Hons) International Economics and Trade

Types of study

Full time

Duration

Three or four years depending on entry qualifications

Start date

September 2021

Faculty

Economics / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study model

4+0

Note: For the 2+2 study model courses, the student will spend the last two years at our UK campus. For the 4+0 study model courses, the student will spend the entire degree programme in Ningbo, China with 'study abroad' opportunities from year three.

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Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three year degree programme, or a four year programme with a preliminary year enabling you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin here. If your country is not listed, please email global@nottingham.edu.cn.  

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese version prospectus.

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution) you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for three year programme;
  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for four year programme;
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for three year programme;
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for four year programme.

Minimum age requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of "admission" is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis if your parents or guardians give their written agreement in advance to additional safeguards and requirements. Visit here for more information.

Course overview

This course is based on an equivalent programme at The University of Nottingham, UK (L60 Economics and International Economics). However, it may span four years rather than three to incorporate a preliminary year that predominantly covers English language skills.

As one of the first students to complete this course at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, you have the added advantage of exploring economics from the vantage point of China ‒ the second-largest economy in the world after three decades of rapid growth and social development. Your insights into the world's most remarkable economic success story along with your unique international experience will impress any future employer.

On this Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree programme, you will enjoy all the benefits that come with this distinctive and intellectually rigorous training for the next generation of economists. By the time you graduate you will:

  • have a thorough understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods
  • be familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use
  • have the expertise to analyse international economic issues
  • have specialist insights into China's place in the world economy

You will be taught by leading scholars in the field of economics. As an undergraduate, you can expect to study in an intellectually stimulating environment with other bright students from around the globe.

Special features

  • Expert academics who are pushing forward the boundaries of the subject.
  • Get a global perspective by studying abroad as part of your degree.
  • Provides guidance and advice from your personal tutor and dissertation supervisor.

Course structure

The degree is offered as a three or four-year programme depending on your entry qualification.

  • For domestic students the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system and is based on a four-year program.
  • For international students, with relevant qualifications, the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year program.

Careers and further study

Many students will pursue careers in banks and accounting firms after graduation, such as Deutsche Bank, PwC, Citibank, KPMG, Bank of Communications Shanghai Branch, etc.

An economics graduate from UNNC is highly sought after in the job market and is well-placed to progress to graduate study.

  • 88% of our undergraduates enter Masters courses, mainly overseas.
  • 71% of our undergraduates go to the world top 100 universities, including Chicago, Oxford, LSE etc.

Fees

Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships. 

Historically nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Please check here for scholarship types and policies for applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. If you are a mainland Chinese student, please visit the Chinese language prospectus.

Contact us

Admissions Office

Room 222, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. admissions@nottingham.edu.cn
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International Admissions Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. global@nottingham.edu.cn
T. +86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext. 8505
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Faculty Office of Humanities and Social Sciences

Room 321, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. FHSS@nottingham.edu.cn
T. +86 (0)574 8818 0226
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