Single Subject Major (transferring to)
Why switch to single honours economics?
You should consider switching to single honours economics if you a) have a strong interest in economics, b) have performed well in your first and second year ECON modules, and c) want an economics-related career when you finish your studies.
Research from the UK shows that, relative to not going to college, studying economics at university boosts women's pay by 75% and men's pay by 40% by age 30; which is more than ten times the return to studying some other subjects such as creative arts (Britton et al. 2020).
Application Conditions for Economics Single Major 2022
- Students must be studying Economics in DN700 as a Joint Major, Major/Minor, PPE or EMS.
- Students must be eligible to progress to Stage 3 in their degree (i.e. have passed all Stage 1 credits and at least 50 credits in Stage 2).
- By the end of Stage 2, you must have achieved a GPA of at least 3.4 across the following modules:
- ECON20040 (or STAT10060 for EMS students)
- You must have achieved at least a B- grade in ECON20040 (or STAT10060 for EMS students)
What happens if I transfer to the single major?
- If you transfer, you will remain registered in DN700 (4-year degree) and you will receive a BSc in Economics.
- You will not join the cohort of students in DN710 (3-year degree). You will have to complete a 4-year degree and you still have the possibility to go away or do an internship. Please contact the Social Sciences College Office (firstname.lastname@example.org), for any questions in relation to these.
- If you have not already passed MATH20330 or MST20050 or MST20070, then you will have to take and pass one of these modules.
- You will be required to enrol in the following modules in either Stage 3 or Stage 4:
- ECON30130 Econometrics
- ECON30290 Advanced Microeconomics
- ECON30120 Advanced Macroeconomics
- ECON30530 Advanced Econometrics: Microeconometrics or ECON30540 Advd Econometrics: Time Series
You should be aware that these are difficult technical modules.
- The Economics Single Major in DN700 does not include an undergraduate thesis.
- Students who do not go away or do an internship must take 100 credits of economics modules spread over stages 3 and 4 (you will take almost every Economics Level 3 module that we offer). The remaining 20 credits can be taken from modules outside of economics.
Applications will be taken from April 1st until May 31st, 2023