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The Department of Economics and Related Studies is one of the largest economics departments in the UK.

We offer a great diversity of research expertise and research-led teaching in economics, statistics and economic history. Our academic community of staff, students and visitors is both intellectually vibrant and international in perspective.

As a visiting student at York you'll be fully integrated into academic life at a world-class, research-led university.

Undergraduate students

Academic requirements

Your academic background will be assessed to check that you have sufficient background in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics as necessary eg background in high-school level Mathematics (including high-school level Calculus) as a minimum.

Choosing your modules

Our taught modules take place in either Semester 1 (running approximately between mid-September and the end of January) or Semester 2 (running approximately between the beginning of February and early June). Students will take 3 modules per semester. Please note that undergraduate-level visiting students are not allowed to take Masters or higher-level modules.

Please see the list of modules. This list is indicative of the type of modules which may be available during your study period. Please note that not all modules advertised in the module catalogue are available to exchange and visiting students. We require module information to be included in the application form. Please add this in information to the 'outline of studies to pursue at York' section. We will then contact you after you have enrolled at York to finalise your module selection.

Postgraduate students

You should hold an undergraduate degree in Economics or a related subject.

Please check our postgraduate web page and contact our postgraduate team for further information.

Postgraduate modules

Teaching schedule

You can study in our department for the following periods only:

  • Full academic year
  • Semester 1 only
  • Semester 2 only

Examination and assessment

Assessment is by examination during the examination periods at the end of each semester. Most examinations are closed/in-person exams (centrally scheduled) and must be taken at York. You are expected to take these exams. If this is not possible, you'll need to discuss the possibility of alternate assessment with us prior to arrival.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (the language requirements are part way down the page. The other requirements are not applicable).

For more information see our undergraduate English language requirements or our postgraduate English language requirements.

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Contact us

Dr Anindya Bhattacharya
Coordinator for visiting students

Postgraduate contact

Contact us

Dr Anindya Bhattacharya
Coordinator for visiting students

Postgraduate contact