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  • Objectives
    The Department offers a range of degree programmes, all of which include a core component that provides students with a thorough grounding in the ideas, techniques and principles of modern economic analysis. The wide variety of core and optional modules that we offer reflect the diverse research interests of the 30 academic staff in the Department. We also offer a number of taught postgraduate MSc programmes as well as research degrees leading to a PhD.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements * A/AS Levels: Three A levels ABB or equivalent. Two AS levels considered in place of one A Level, General studies or an own language A level accepted. * GCSE: GCSE Mathematics at grade B is also required. * European Baccalaureate: Pass with 70% overall * International Baccalaureate: Pass Full Diploma with 32 points overall. * Leicestershire Progression Accord: BBB from 6 unit awards or equivalent plus full Accord Credits. * Cypriot Apolytirion: 18.5/20 overall including 17 in Maths plus an appropriate English language qualification. * Singapore Diplomas from Polytechnics: Pass with average grade B plus an appropriate English language qualification. * Malaysian STPM: ABB plus an appropriate English language qualification. * Chinese first year degree course: Normally pass with an average of 80% plus an appropriate English language qualification. * Other qualifications: Other national and international qualifications welcomed. Mature students welcomed: alternative qualifications considered. * Second Year Entry: Possible for those with advanced qualifications strictly comparable with our degree structure. * Applicants are not normally interviewed. All those receiving an offer will be invited to visit the Department. * These degrees are not available on a part-time basis.
  • Academic Title
    BA Economics and Law
  • Course description
    BA Economics and Law

    Programme

    First Year

    The course is divided roughly equally between Law and Economics. You will study microeconomics; macroeconomics; basic mathematical techniques for economics; constitutional law; law of contract and administrative law. There is also a learning legal skills module designed for the novice law student, and a module on the analysis of economic and legal data.

    Second Year

    In Law you will study the law of tort and EU law. In Economics you will extend and deepen your study of microeconomic and macroeconomic problems. In the study of Law and Economics there is a module in which economics is applied to the analysis of crime and punishment and to property law.

    Third Year

    There is a compulsory module in criminal law and a special module in which economics is used to analyse the law of contract, tort and the civil justice process. You choose your other modules from a wide range of options and this allows you to specialise to some extent in either Law or Economics (at least one quarter of your course must be in each discipline).

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