BSc (Hons) Economics

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Key information

Degree

BSc (Hons) Economics

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.

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), then you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum English score requirements are

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for the three-year programme;

  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for the four-year programme;

  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for the three-year programme;

  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for the 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

The course is based on an equivalent programme at Nottingham, UK (L100 Economics). However, it will span four years rather than three to incorporate a Preliminary year which will predominantly cover English language skills.

The course provides training in the principles of economics and their application, knowledge about the workings of the economy, skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings, analytical skills and an ability to develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world.

The main aims of a degree programme in Economics are as follows:

  • To provide training in the principles of economics and their application
  • To stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts
  • To provide a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of the economy and to develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings
  • To develop in students the ability to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired to the solution of theoretical and applied problems in economics
  • To equip students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy
  • To develop in students, through the study of economics, a range of transferable skills that will be of value in employment and self-employment
  • To provide students with analytical skills and an ability to develop simplifying frameworks for studying the real world.
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skill base, from which they can proceed to further studies in Economics, related areas or in multi-disciplinary areas that involve Economics

Special features

  • Our graduates will have a thorough understanding of economic theory and quantitative methods, familiar with the key analytical techniques used by economists, have expertise in analyzing international economic issues and have a professional perspective on China's position in the world economy.
  • Our graduates are recognized by employers in various industries. Not only because of their fluent English but also because of their good creativity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills, these qualities quickly make them different.
  • Our International Mentor Program helps students establish career goals and provide them with career guidance while helping graduates enter the profession and prepare for future business leaders.
  • In addition, our corporate consulting program helps students apply their theoretical knowledge to practice to improve their office, presentation skills and project management skills.

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

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Career Development Office can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

Companies that hire our graduates including the world's largest accounting and consulting firm, Central Bank, Investment bank, Asset Management Company, Market research institutions, Management services, Government economic and statistical services, 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's 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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