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Introduction to Economics

Level 4, 20 Credits.

Available Dates:

We have 1 upcoming course

19 April 2017
(Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm plus 2 Saturday Day Schools)
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Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm plus 2 Saturday Day Schools
12 weekly meetings
To be Confirmed
Continuing and Professional Education
Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
Fee £450.00 (Concessionary Fee £360.00)
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Please note: This course has started but may still have places available. Call us on: (029) 2087 0000 to find out about late availability.


This module provides an introduction and the fundamentals of the Economics. It will give a basic grounding in microeconomics and in aggregative macroeconomics. The course shows students how an understanding of the basics both of micro and of macroeconomics can be of considerable relevance to businesses and to business decision making.

Who is this course for?

The course can be taken as a stand-alone module. This course is also a core module on the Pathway to Business and Management and the Pathway to Accounting.

Learning and Teaching

The course is taught through a mix of lectures and small group sessions. There are Saturday schools

Coursework and Assessment

On the Pathway Programme you will have formal assessments. These will take the form of class tests, written assignments, a course journal or a portfolio. Your assessments are designed to prepare you for further study in a degree setting. To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved.

Reading suggestions

Parkin, M. et al. 2014. Economics. 9th ed. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education. Available at:

Gillespie, A. 2014. Foundations of economics. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Sloman, J. and Jones, E. 2011. Economics and the business environment. 3rd ed. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall

Lipsey, R.G. and Chrystal, K. 2015. Economics. 13th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing (029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.