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Economics is about the real world and the choices we face. This fascinating subject requires you to question how society works and enables you to develop and use a wide range of skills relevant to the world today.

Nottingham’s School of Economics has an enviable reputation. We consistently rank amongst the top ten in the UK’s higher education league tables and were awarded top marks by the UK Quality Assurance Agency for our teaching quality. The quality of our research is nationally and internationally recognised. We ranked third for research power in the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise and were placed 32nd in the world, 8th in Europe and 4th in the UK in the prestigious Tilburg University Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking.

What is economics?

Economics is a dynamic and globally relevant discipline that studies the way in which individuals, firms and governments make choices. Does an individual want more leisure time or a higher income? Does a government want to spendmore money on hospitals or more on defence? Does a firm cut prices or advertise more to increase sales? Economics studies the way in which these choices are made and can inform policy in areas as diverse as commerce, education,the environment, globalisation, health and transport. It requires you to question how society works and enables you to develop and use a range of skills relevant to the world today.

How will I study 

The economics programme will give you an in-depth understanding of contemporary economic theories and transferable skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and writing. Teaching is by lectures, tutorials and seminars and while you will be assessed predominantly throughexaminations, some modules contain elements based on seminars or essays. You will also complete a dissertation in your third year. 

Career prospects

Economics graduates from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus have been recruited by commercial banks such as Alliance Bank, CIMB, Citibank, HSBC, OCBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, UOB, multinational companies such as Frank Knight, Frost & Sullivan,GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, KPMG, PwC, as well as policy institutes such as Asia Strategy and Leadership Institute, Bank Negara Malaysia and IDEAS.

In addition, a substantial fraction of our graduates are pursuing their master and doctoral studies around the world, as our three-year honours degree is internationally recognised for entry into postgraduate programmes of renown universities around the world, including the London School of Economics, University College London and the University of Warwick.


Where can I study economics in Malaysia? 

We at the University of Nottingham Malaysia offer undergraduate and postgraduate economics courses in the field.

What subjects should I take if I want to pursue an economics degree in Malaysia? 

If you intend to enrol in a Bachelor of Economics course, you should consider taking Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, and Statistics in secondary school or pre-university. Others on your list should be Accounting, Economics, Business Studies and Computing. 

Can I study economics without mathematics?

Yes, it is possible to study economics without a strong background in mathematics. 

However, many economics courses do require a level of proficiency in mathematics, and advanced economics programmes will require you to have a solid understanding of numerical concepts and techniques. Thus, it’s advisable to take additional mathematics courses or seek help to build your mathematical skills. 

Why study economics?

Are you interested in understanding how economies function and how policies and decisions impact society? Do mathematics, statistics, and data analysis appeal to you? If so, this course may be for you.

What do economists do? 

As the name implies, economists are social scientists who study how the economy works - in particular, how goods and services are produced, distributed and consumed. They often evaluate data to discern the economy’s health (for example, to see if a recession is likely), and use mathematical and statistical tools to evaluate the impact of policies on the economy. 

As an economist, you can work in many settings, specialising in areas such as macroeconomics, microeconomics and international trade. You will have the opportunity to do research and collaborate with other professionals to analyse economic issues, and advise policymakers.

What are the economics degree courses available at the University of Nottingham Malaysia? 

What is the duration of economics courses at the University of Nottingham Malaysia? 

Both the Economics BSc (Hons) and Economics and International Economics BSc (Hons) degrees take 3 years to complete.

What are some subjects I will study in these economics courses? 

You will explore topics such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Quantitative Economics. 

What skills will I gain from studying economics? 

We will help you develop your critical thinking, analytical, and quantitative skills. At UNM, you will learn how to analyse data, interpret economic indicators and evaluate policy effectiveness. You will also practise communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

What do I need to enrol in these economics courses? 

You need a minimum of BBB, excluding general studies, in your A Levels or STPM. You should also preferably have a strong background in mathematics, particularly in statistics and calculus. 


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Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
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