Warwick/Coventry, United Kingdom

Introduction to Economics and Finance

when 5 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3140

Our Introduction to Economics and Finance course will introduce you to exciting concepts in these disciplines, opening your mind to new ideas and will reflect the highest standards of Warwick learning.

We will cover a number of exciting and important topics that lie at the heart of economics and finance. In particular, you will be introduced to some of the key concepts and tools of game theory and behavioural economics.

These lie at the very core of economics - subjects that determine individual choice and collective choice, and in turn impact on the fundamental problem of economics, which is all about problems involving the allocation of scarce resources.

We will also introduce some of the burning issues concerning the world of money and banking, including some core ideas of finance and stock markets.

The political and social contexts matter for economic outcomes and we will touch on how and why that is so.

This course will show you how to think like an economist, and provide a perspective about the way economics is taught at the University level.

Course leader

Professor Abhinay Muthoo, Department of Economics, University of Warwick

Target group

Students applying for this programme must be aged 15-17 and considering applying or have already applied to university. There are no subject specific criteria but you should be a passionate and enthusiastic learner.

Course aim

We have designed our summer school so that you get a real feel for undergraduate student life during your time here. This will help you when you are applying for university but also when you start as you’ll have some prior experience of what to expect. There are many different aspects of university life which you will sample on our summer programme. Your academic course will give you a taste of undergraduate teaching at the University of Warwick; you will be taught by Warwick academic staff and be taught in our usual campus teaching spaces.

Fee info

GBP 3140: Includes 15% off early bird discount until 31st May 2022. The fee for the Summer School includes accommodation for 10 nights (9 in Warwick and 1 in London), breakfasts, lunches, dinners, the social programme, all teaching, the guest lectures, travel to London and all the London based activities.

Scholarships

We offer group booking discounts and loyalty discounts for Warwick applicants and offer holders, and relatives of Warwick employees, students and alumni. We have 5 full bursaries for this programme available to UK students.