United Kingdom, Coventry

Principles of Economics

when 17 July 2016 - 5 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1995

The Department of Economics at The University of Warwick is launching its 2016 Summer School. We have a really exciting offer combining top quality teaching with a programme of eminent guest speakers and an inclusive cultural and social programme.

Warwick Economics Summer School

The Department of Economics at The University of Warwick is launching its next Warwick Economics Summer School, a three week programme which will run from July 17th – August 6th 2016. Our Principles of Economics course is aimed at anyone who is curious about Economics and wishes to study a new discipline and is aimed at beginners who have never studied Economics at University before.

Alongside the teaching and learning, we have an inspirational programme of evening speakers with Nobel Prize winner Professor George Akerlof, Nick Crafts, CBE, world-renowned Economic historian and Julie Meyer, award winning American entrepreneur, Chief Executive and business commentator delivering talks and sharing their insights with students in previous years. It is an excellent opportunity for students to further enhance their skills and knowledge in Economics through studying and debating at one of the leading Economics departments in Europe.

Taught in a non-technical way, this course aims to the fundamental principles of Economics to anyone curious about Economics. In Principles of Economics we will look at both microeconomics and macroeconomics: that is, the study of individuals, consumers and firms, as well as looking at the wider economy and concepts such as economic growth, unemployment and the financial crises. It will allow students to make better decisions and to answer questions that we ask ourselves on a daily basis, ultimately providing a distinct career advantage.

Great Discounts: apply early for discounts, offers also available for groups of 5+ students including free teacher places.

Over the past two years, 100% of our student cohort would recommend our programme to a friend. It is a great opportunity to integrate with students from across the globe with 150 students from over 37 different countries attending last year's programme.

We look forward to receiving your application and aim to get back to you with a decision within one week.

To apply or for further details go to our website: www.warwick.ac.uk/wess

Course leader

Professor Abhinay Muthoo
Dr Elizabeth Jones

Target group

Anyone curious about Economics aged 18+

Course aim

This exciting course is taught in a non-technical way and will provide you with a sound knowledge of the key principles of Economics.

Economics is the issue of our times and influences almost every aspect of our lives. This course is open to anyone who is curious about Economics and there are no entry requirements. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including students who are currently studying another subject but who want to broaden their knowledge in another discipline.

The course will begin by exploring the fundamental question that the subject of economics is concerned with, which is the allocation of scarce resources; where a scarce resource is anything that is in finite supply relative to demand such as money, time, effort and love and of course goods and services.

The course will then develop the fundamental concepts, ideas, methods and models that economists use to study this question in a variety of scenarios and situations. The role of markets and the state in the allocation of scarce resources will of course be a key part of this course.

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
Credits or certification after course completion:
15 CATS/7.5 ECTS/3 US Credits

Fee info

GBP 1995: Tuition Fee - includes full Social and Evening Programme
GBP 440: Accommodation Fee - various packages to suit a variety of budgets.


Great discounts for early bookings, groups of 5+ including free teacher places