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at Warwick Open Day May 9 th 2009 Dennis Leech Professor of Economics Economics at Warwick The department Research Teaching and learning Our degree courses Careers Some notable economics ID: 414771

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Economics at Warwick Open Day May 9th 2009

Dennis Leech

Professor of EconomicsSlide2

Economics at WarwickThe departmentResearch Teaching and learningOur degree coursesCareersSome notable economics graduatesApplying for a placeSlide3

Economics departmentAcademic Staff Professors 28Associate Prof (SL/Reader) 11Assistant Prof (Lecturer) 11Graduate StudentsDoctoral (research) ~60Masters (taught) ~80Undergraduates ~600 Slide4

High quality researchResearch Assessment Exercise 2008 (official rating): ranked in the top fiveThird equal with Oxford and Essex LSE and UCL ranked first and second40% of research assessed rated as 4* (‘world leading’)95% either 4* or 3* (‘internationally excellent’) – equal first place Slide5

Why research matters for studentsResearch income brings cash for more academic staff & research studentsSubsidises our teachingMore resources for learningBetter campus, library, computers….. Better academic staff, more of themBetter class tutors, etcTeaching more authoritativeSlide6

High quality teachingQAA 2002 Teaching Quality Assessment: top marks (24/24) Slide7

Our degree coursesEconomics department basedEconomicsEcon, Politics & International Studies (EPAIS)Industrial EconomicsEconomics and Economic HistorySlide8

Other degreesPhilosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)Maths, OR, Stats & Econ (MORSE)Maths and EconomicsSlide9

BSc Economics courseA specialised programmeAims to make you think like an economistMainstream economic principles & skillsAlso transferable skillsFlexibility is limitedOnly a little each year that’s not economicsno more than 25% of load can be non-economicE.g. finance, maths, a language, …..

But: possibility of a year of study abroad Slide10

TeachingWe teach from first principlesA-level Economics is not requiredWe use a lot of mathsGeometry, algebra, calculusYou have to work hard to keep upBut support is availableStaff are generally accessibleSlide11

The course structureYear 1: Foundations (5 modules)Micro, Macro, Quant Tech, Econ History 1 Option: Language, Politics, History, WBS …..Year 2: Core (4 modules)Micro, Macro, Econometrics 1 Option: Industrial, Public,…

, Language


Year 3: Specialisation (4 modules)



3 Options:


, Econometrics,


Year of study abroadAfter second year (making 4 year degree)Good partner institutionsEU Amsterdam , Madrid , Munich, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Lille, Antwerp USACaliforniaComplements regular Warwick studiesSome help with fees and expensesNumbers limited therefore selectiveSlide13

Employment by sectorSlide14

Some distinguished alumniCabinet Secretary: Sir Gus O’Donnell Chief Economist, BOE: Spencer DaleProfessors: 2 @ Harvard; many other leading academics at UK universitiesChristian Wolmar, Writer, transport policyLiam Halligan

, economics journalist



, Liverpool footballerSlide15

Entry requirementsConditional offers only to students expected to get straight A’sTypical or standard offerAAA at A2 (incl Maths*) plus a B at AS level [*Statistics modules recommended


A personal statement showing interest in and intelligent engagement with


We are happy to




Our degrees are popularStudent numbers for Economics degrees 2009/10Home/EUOverseasPlaces130110Applications24661282 (so far)Slide17

Apply if…You are expected to get straight A’s at A levelYou have a real interest in how the economy worksYou’re sure you want a specialised degreeYou are comfortable with algebraYou are prepared to be challengedSlide18

Economics at WarwickQuestions