History and Economics BA (Hons)

Bachelor's degree

In Bangor

£ 11,750 VAT inc.


  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Bangor (Wales)

  • Duration

    3 Years

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It is possible to study Economics as a joint honours degree with History (50% Economics, 50% History).

A degree that includes Economics will appeal to anyone who wishes to study economic issues at local, national and international levels, while developing practical skills in business, finance and management which will subsequently be attractive to employers in both the private and public sectors. Economics has been defined as the study of human choice, and the impact of choice on the production, distribution and consumption of scarce resources. Microeconomics deals with choice at the individual level, and macroeconomics analyses the economy as a whole. An Economics degree includes a core microeconomics and macroeconomics component, and a specialism focusing on the economic context of business decision making. You will develop an awareness of applications of economics in areas including business management, finance and public policy.




Bangor (Gwynedd)
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The course aims to enable understudies to: Derive and manipulate algebraic equations, solve simultaneous linear equations and quadratic equations, differentiate and solve optimisation problems. Describe data using graphical and numerical methods, and use the tools of probability to represent situations of uncertainty. Understand the application of financial mathematics techniques to value cash flows that take place over time. Apply all techniques to business, economics and finance problems involving cash flows such as revenues, costs, profit and interest.

These wide ranging skills can be applied to a great variety of careers which means that history and archaeology graduates are faced with a broad spectrum of job opportunities, arising both directly from their studies, or as a foundation for careers in other fields for which a degree in history or archaeology is particularly useful. Examples include: Archaeological units, archives and librarianship Museums and heritage management Researchers and writers for television, radio and film Journalism and publishing Teaching in primary, secondary and higher education Law Business and finance professions Commercial, industrial and public service management Marketing, sales and public relations Civil service, charities and local and regional government jobs Military and police Personnel Leisure and travel

300 260 points all subjects accepted. GCSE Grade C in Mathematics (or equivalent) is essential. The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification is accepted. Irish Leaving Certificate. Equivalent overseas qualifications.

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  • Management
  • IT
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics
  • International
  • Finance
  • Financial
  • Public
  • Financial Training
  • IT Management
  • Skills and Training
  • History and Economics
  • mixture of continuous assessment
  • written examinations
  • collecting and analysing information
  • commercial databases
  • preparing business case studies
  • completing problem solving exercises
  • distribution and consumption of scarce resources
  • macroeconomics analyses
  • IT
  • macroeconomics analyses
  • IT

Course programme

You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem solving exercises. Year 1: Compulsory Modules Semester 1 ASB-1101: Quantitative Methods (20) or ADB-1101: Dulliau Meintiol (20) ASB-1300: CORE Economics (20) or ACB-1300: Economeg CORE (20) Semester 2 ASB-1101: Quantitative Methods or ADB-1101: Dulliau Meintiol ASB-1300: CORE Economics or ACB-1300: Economeg CORE 40 to 60 credits from: HXH-1001: Apocalypse Then: 14th century (20) (Semester 1) or HXC-1001: Apocalyps:Y 14eg ganrif (20) (Semester 1) HXH-1002: Birth of Modern Europe (20) (Semester 2) or HXC-1003: Genedigaeth yr Ewrop Fodern (20) (Semester 2) HXH-1004: Intro Modern History1815-1914 (20) (Semester 1) or HXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Hanes Modern (20) (Semester 1) Optional Modules 20 credits from: ASB-1103: Intro to Business and Mgmt (10) (Semester 1) or ADB-1103: Busnes a Rheolaeth (10) (Semester 1) ASB-1104: Introduction to Marketing (10) (Semester 2) or ACB-1104: Cyflwyniad i Farchnata (10) (Semester 2) ASB-1110: Mgmt & Financial Accounting (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or ACB-1110: Cyfrifeg Rheolaeth ac Ariannol (20) (Semester 1 + 2) SXL-1114: Law for Non-Lawyers (20) (Semester 1 + 2) ASB-1200: Business Study Skills (10) (Semester 1) or ACB-1200: Sgiliau Astudio Busnes (10) (Semester 1) ASB-1202: Financial Mrkts & Institutions (10) (Semester 2) or ADB-1202: Marchnadoedd Sefyd Ariannol (10) (Semester 2) 0 to 20 credits from: HXA-1005: Archaeology: An introduction (20) (Semester 1) HXH-1005: Intro to History and Heritage (20) (Semester 2) HXA-1006: Intro. to British Prehistory (20) (Semester 1) HXW-1007: Wales: Princes to Tudors (20) (Semester 1) HXA-1008: Intro. to Historic Archaeology (20) (Semester 2) HXH-1009: War, Society and the Media (20) (Semester 2) or HXC-1009: Rhyfel, Cymdeithas, Cyfryngau (20) (Semester 2) HCH-1050: The Past Unwrapped (20) (Semester 1) or HCC-1050: Dechrau o'r Dechrau (20) (Semester 1) Year 2 Modules: Compulsory Modules Semester 1 ASB-2108: Probability and Optimisation (10) ASB-2307: Microeconomics (20) Semester 2 ASB-2110: Statistical Methods (10) ASB-2308: Macroeconomics (20) Optional Modules 60 credits from: Any History and Welsh History level 2 module(s) Year 3 Modules: Compulsory Modules Semester 1 ASB-3312: International Economics (10) ASB-3313: Financial Economics (10) ASB-3514: Industrial Organisation (10) Semester 2 ASB-3301: Macroeconomics (10) ASB-3316: Applied Economics (20) 40 credits from: HDH-3075: History dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3092: Ruled by an Orange (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3093: Ruled by an Orange (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3098: Going to the Devil - Henry II (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3099: Going to the Devil - Henry II (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3118: Anarchism- Europe & USA 19&20c (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3119: Anarchism- Europe & USA 19&20c (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3128: Saints, Outlaws, & Werewolves (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3129: Saints, Outlaws & Werewolves (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3132: Nationalism in UK 1916-1997 (20) (Semester 1 + 2) HSH-3133: Nationalism in UK 1916-1997 (20) (Semester 1 + 2) Students must take EITHER the Dissertation OR a Special Subject (taught over both Semesters) Optional Modules 20 credits from: Any History and Welsh History level 3 module(s)

History and Economics BA (Hons)

£ 11,750 VAT inc.