Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world in terms of its academic reputation.At Cambridge, you’ll develop skills in understanding complex arguments, analysis of practical issues and of effecient communication. The course provides an understanding of core of economics, pure and applied economics.While studying economics in considerable depth, you’ll employ ideas and techniques from many other disciplines too – these include history, sociology, mathematics and statistics, and politics.
The economics course at Cambridge aims to develop your knowledge of the workings of economic systems along with a sense of the economic dimensions of social and political issues.The BA in Economics is a three year degree programme, called the Economics Tripos.
||Assessment First University examinations:
|Courses Core material, including courses on:
It consists of three compulsory papers:
|Assessment Part IIA examinations:
|Courses Further core material, plus advanced courses
It consists of two compulsory papers:
|Assessment Part IIB examinations:
Provides an introduction to the subject, a common core of knowledge which can subsequently be extended.It aims at introducing the students to a broad range of economic, historical and political aspects of modern society as well as providing them with the necessary mathematical and statistical tools to undertake systematic economic analysis.Through these papers you cover topics such as supply and demand, the role of prices and markets, employment,inflation,the operation of financial institutions and monetary policy.
Develops a more advanced understanding of micro- and macroeconomic theory and introduces the students to econometrics. In addition, the students can start specializing in areas of individual interest. Through these papers you acquire a knowledge and understanding of a range of key topics and analytical techniques in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, develop knowledge of key econometric techniques, and learn the IT skills needed to undertake a project in applied econometrics. An optional paper in a supporting discipline enables you to undertake more advanced papers in Part IIB.
It aims to apply the economic methodology and theory acquired earlier to a range of contemporary economic and political issues. In addition, all students are required to write a dissertation(7500 words) on a topic of their own choosing and to select two optional papers. Its objective is to extends your knowledge of economic theory and train you to apply this theory to practical issues and public policy.