Courses are individual classes that can be taken at universities, colleges, junior colleges, and trade schools worldwide. For even greater flexibility, many schools also offer online classes. Students can take individual classes or pursue degree programs.
Economics is a branch of social science that deals with the distribution, consumption, and production of goods and services. Economics is a derivative of two Greek words which mean “house” and “law,” and thus the subject deals with customs of good management.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
Online Course in Economics in United Kingdom
Will the next generation be better or worse off than their parents? Look at both sides of the debate and decide for yourself. [+]
The next generation faces uncertain economic prospects. This online course explains why.
You’ll get an introduction to the global economy, how it experiences spikes and dips in economic growth and how this affects prosperity worldwide.
We will look at reasons to be optimistic and reasons to be pessimistic. We will discuss to what extent the next generation can expect to be better or worse off than the current generation.
You’ll get to share your views on what’s more likely and hear how prominent economists and other scholars can have different views on this question.What topics will you cover? Reality check: why the next generation is likely to be worse off What might lie ahead: an unequal society incapable of innovation Why the market will not save us and the need for government intervention A history of government failures: learning from past mistakes Rethinking economic growth and economic policy A new approach to promote growth and support socioeconomic transformation What will you achieve? ... [-]
This free online course, written and presented by Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino, Director, CEFIMS, and Hong Bo, Senior Reader in Financial Economics, School of Finance and Management, will look at risk management in its broadest terms, giving you the opportunity to evaluate the crucial role played by risk in the global economy, both in terms of its opportunities and its potential dangers. [+]
What is risk? Why does it matter, to us and to the financial markets? What are the principles that drive the management of risk? Can we ensure that these principles are implemented wisely?
This free online course, written and presented by Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino, Director, CEFIMS, and Hong Bo, Senior Reader in Financial Economics, School of Finance and Management, will look at risk management in its broadest terms, giving you the opportunity to evaluate the crucial role played by risk in the global economy, both in terms of its opportunities and its potential dangers.Understand financial investments and the associated risks
With experts from the Centre for Financial and Management Studies at SOAS University of London, you'll look at practical examples of financial investments, to examine:... [-]
No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back. [+]
Every business needs cash to grow and develop. Some businesses are able to find enough cash from their own operations to take advantage of growth opportunities. Others might need to use external sources of finance, like a bank loan. How does a business make robust decisions about borrowing? [+]
In this three-week course, Sir Vince Cable and a team of leading economists at the University of Nottingham will explain the links between politics and economics. You will explore these links by looking at the work of major political figures and the key economic ideas they adopted. [+]
This full A Level course can be completed from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days. No set term times and no enrolment dates. Adapt your studies around work and family commitments to suit. [+]
Never has there been a better time and a more urgent need to create a more resilient and participatory future by turning our attention to alternative economic paradigms. If you feel stuck or uncertain about what you can do and yearn to open the door to these new possibilities then our e-learning programme is for you. [+]