University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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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 high rankings across league tables.




6th in terms of research powerin the latest Research Excellence Framework

Ranked 9th in the UK for economics in The Complete University Guide 2019
Top 50 in the world consistently in the Tilburg University Economics Ranking
TEF Gold

The School of Economics at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), having an even higher research impact, is an integral part of the School in the UK. Teaching follows the same flexible, modular structure as in the UK. Our programme BSc International Economics and Trade has been awarded Zhejiang Provincial 13th Five-Year Plan Undergraduate Distinction Course (浙江省“十三五”特色本科专业). Our postgraduate students have the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of internationally recognized scholars 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


Words From Graduates

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.


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                  --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.