BSc Economics and International Economics

Duration:3 Years


Campus:University of Nottingham Malaysia

Level of Study:Degree

Faculty:School of Economics The University of Nottingham Malaysia

Course Code:UNM/KPM-JPT(R/314/6/0023)9/24

About this course

Following a similar structure to BSc Economics, this programme is particularly suitable if you are interested in studying international trade and international aspects of financial economics. It will provide you with core training in economics, combined with a special focus on a range of aspects of international economics, including international trade and monetary economics, in which the school has a worldwide reputation. Modules in international economics form a significant element of this programme, but there is also ample opportunity to take modules offered by other schools in the University. As a graduate, you will have a thorough knowledge of economic theory and how it is applied to the real world, particularly in relation to international trade, monetary economics and globalisation. You will also be familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice.

Total Course Fees

RM48,900 per year (local), RM57,000 per year (International)

For scholarship and tuition fee enquiries please e-mail for more details.

Subject Listing

Typical Core Modules

In your first year, you will study the core of BSc Economics with additional modules in the economics of integration, focusing on the key principles and the largest customs union in the world: the European Union.

Typical core modules

  • Economic Integration 1 and 2
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Economics

Typical Core Module

This year will help develop your knowledge of the theoretical framework for international trade and money, including topics such as globalisation, off-shoring, monetary policy and the business cycle. You can apply to spend a semester on exchange.

Typical core modules

  • Applied Econometrics 1 and 2
  • International Trade
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory

Typical optional modules

  • Development Economics
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • Financial Economics

Typical Core Modules

  • Advanced International Trade 1 and 2
  • Economics Dissertation

Typical optional modules

  • Advanced Development Economics
  • Advanced Financial Economics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Experimental and Behavioural Economics
  • International Money and Macroeconomics
  • Topics in Econometrics

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

A Level

BBB, excluding critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma

30 points with 5,5,5 at Higher Level and 5 points in mathematics at Higher level or 6 points at Standard Level


B+B+B+ excluding Pengajian Am


2 As and 3 B3s, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language

SAM or other Australian matriculations

ATAR 86 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

80% average based on 6 subjects with 60% in Calculus and Vectors and 70% in Mathematics of Data Management

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University’s requirements.

Advance Placement (AP)

4,4,4 in relevant subjects. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.

Diploma – Other Institutions

Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation – Other Institutions

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.3 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation

Sucessfull completion of any Foundation programme and meeting mathematics requirement.

In addition to the entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade A in mathematics.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants’ personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in speaking and 19 in all other elements)
GCE A Level English Language or English Literature: grade C
GCE AS Level English Language or English Literature: grade C
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
SPM:  grade A-
1119 (GCE-O Level): grade B
GCSE O-Level:  grade C
IGCSE (first language): grade C
IGCSE (second language):  grade B
MUET: Band 4
UEC: grade A2
IB English A1 or A2 (Standard or Higher Level):  4 points
IB English B (Higher Level): 4 points
IB English B (Standard Level):   5 points
IELTS ,TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

International Student Only

International students: Please contact University of Nottingham for more information +6 03 8924 8000 or refer to link

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Scholarships Available (Applicable for 2020 intakes only)

Please refer below for scholarship eligibility:

Scholarship Amount
SPM / O-Levels Required

RM12,450 *

8 A+/A and above

RM5,000 **

7 A+/A or 8 A+/A/A-

RM4,000 **

6 A+/A or 7 A+/A/A-

RM2,000 **

5 A+/A or 6 A+/A/A-

Candidates are required to achieve A+/A in English and 3 out of these 4 subjects (Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry).

* The scholarship value will be deducted across 3 semesters.

** The scholarship value will be deducted from Semester 2 only.