Coventry, United Kingdom

A Taste of Economics and Finance

when 16 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 4250

Our Taste of 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

Dr Samuel Obeng (Macro/Micro)
Dr James Massey (Game Theory)
Dr Juliana Cunha Carneiro Pinto (Environmental Economics)
Dr Fatih Kansoy (Finance)

Target group

We are delighted to offer this opportunity for students to study at the University of Warwick for an exciting ten-night Summer School which will encompass quality Warwick teaching, guest lectures and a fun social and cultural programme. Students will experience living and studying on the beautiful Warwick campus, as well as a trip to experience our amazing capital city and its top sights.

Course aim

Personal Development
During the personal development sessions, you will focus on important skills such as effective listening, note making and research skills, enabling you to get the most out of university learning experiences. The sessions will complement the academic learning so you'll get an opportunity to apply some of the new knowledge that you've learnt in an interactive way.

Preparing for Study in the UK
Each course also includes two practical sessions on 'Applying to University in the UK’ and how it all works, and a ‘Personal Statement Workshop’ to help you understand what universities are looking for and how to make the most of your statement. These sessions include question and answer opportunities with current students.

Fee info

GBP 4250: (inclusive of a £1000 deposit, required to secure place)

The fee includes accommodation for 10 nights, breakfast, dinner (evening meal), refreshments, the social programme, all academic and skills teaching, the guest lectures, travel to London and Oxford and all the activities on trips.

You will need additional money for lunch, souvenirs, any other drinks and snacks, and any shopping you may wish to do during the programme.
GBP 50: Application Fee