Natural Sciences

Economics within Natural Sciences 2018-2019

This pages is primarily intended for existing students. It consists of modules available to Natural Sciences students, Joint-Honours regulations and general advice (which includes links to Departmental advice.)

The following lists the module code and the title of each module by the level of each module - clicking on the link will take you to further details listed in the Faculty Handbooks.

The last digit of the module code indicates whether the module is single, double or triple. The level indicates the year in which modules are normally taken, but it is often the case that students take modules from the adjacent level beneath the year of study. Visit the Subjects page for the general overarching rules and structure.

Please note that the modules on offer and the requirements for progression can change from year to year and that the only combinations of modules that are guaranteed to fit in the timetable are those splits between the two departments on an approved Joint Honours routes (MSci and BSc). 

Within Natural Sciences, Economics has BSc Joint-Honours programmes with: Mathematics; Psychology.

In BSc students' final year, they are required to take no less than 20 credits and no more than 60 credits of Capstone Modules. These modules are denoted with G

Economics modules available to Natural Sciences students

Level 1 modules

Principles Of Economics (ECON1011)
Economic Methods (ECON1021)
Accounting And Finance In Business (ECON1041)
Introduction To Environmental Economics (ECON1051)
The World Economy (ECON1071)
Introduction To The History Of Economic Thought (ECON1081)

Level 2 modules

Economic Principles I: Macroeconomics (ECON2011)
Economic Principles II: Microeconomics (ECON2021)
Economic Data Analysis I (ECON2061)
European Economics (ECON2071)
Business Competition (ECON2081)
Economics Of Social Policy (ECON2091)
Financial Economics (ECON2101)
Intermediate Methods For Economics And Finance (ECON2121)
Behavioural And Experimental Economics (ECON2141)

Level 3 modules

Applied Econometrics (ECON3011)
Dissertation In EconomicsG (ECON3012)
History Of Economic Thought (ECON3051)
Industrial Organisation (ECON3061)
International Economics (ECON3071)
Labour Economics (ECON3081)
Monetary Economics (ECON3111)
Environmental Economics And Policy (ECON3161)
Development Economics (ECON3171)
Public Economics (ECON3191)
Advanced Microeconomic Theory (ECON3201)
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (ECON3211)
Security Investment Analysis (ECON3241)
Financial Theory And Corporate Policy (ECON3251)
Post-keynesian Economics (ECON3291)
Game Theory And Applications (ECON3301)
Heterodox Economic Theory (ECON3311)

Requirements for Joint Honours (BSc Programmes)

There are 2 routes within Economics: Economics without Mathematics route and Economics with Mathematics route.
Economics with Mathematics
Year 1

40 credits: Principles Of Economics (ECON1011) and The World Economy (ECON1071)

Year 2

40 credits: Economic Principles I: Macroeconomics (ECON2011) and Economic Principles II: Microeconomics (ECON2021)

Year 3

40 credits: Modules taken from the Level 3 Economics list. If 60 credits or more are taken, 20 credits may be taken at Level 2.

Economics without Mathematics
Year 1

40 credits: Principles Of Economics (ECON1011) and Economic Methods (ECON1021) (no other mathematics module may be taken except Discrete Mathematics (MATH1031))

Year 2

40 credits: Economic Principles I: Macroeconomics (ECON2011) and Economic Principles II: Microeconomics (ECON2021)

Year 3

40 credits: Modules taken from the Level 3 Economics list. If 60 credits or more credits are taken, 20 credits can be at Level 2.

Advice for progression and other aspects

Natural Sciences advice
Year 1

Students are unable to take Economic Methods (ECON1021) if they take any Mathematics module other than Discrete Mathematics (MATH1031) due to a major overlap in content.
Progression from: ECON1021; MATH1031.

Year 2

There is some limited progression if one of Economic Principles I: Macroeconomics (ECON2011) or Economic Principles II: Microeconomics (ECON2021) or Financial Economics (ECON2101) is taken.
In Year 3, if you wish to do Applied Econometrics (ECON3011) or an Economics dissertation involving econometrics then you are strongly advised to take either Economic Data Analysis I (ECON2061) or Statistical Concepts II (MATH2041) although it is perfectly acceptable to not take either.
Progression from: ECON2011; ECON2021; ECON2101; ECON3011; ECON2061; MATH2041.

For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:

Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Durham University
DH1 3LE
UK

Email: natural.sciences-director@durham.ac.uk

WWW: Natural Sciences home page

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