Studying in a faculty The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the BSc (Hons) Applied Economics programme of study is through the Faculty of Science. The programme details of this course are provided by: School of Economics and Finance: The School of Economics & Finance brings the excitement and understanding from the latest cutting edge research into our teaching. We are consistently ranked the top Economics School in Scotland. Our research was highly rated in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) with 55% of our research rated as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. We build a structured and rigorous foundation of economic concepts, principles, analysis, techniques and knowledge. Our strengths are in applied theory, dynamic macroeconomics, finance, household economics, competition, innovation and climate change. Distinctive features of this course Within the degree programme you will focus on the application of economic theory to real world issues, with the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics such as economic policy, experiments in economics, economics of innovation, globalisation and international trade, financial economics and law and economics. You will learn from experienced academics with extensive experience working for, or advising a number of renowned financial and government organisations as well as within the commercial sector. It may be possible to spend a semester or year studying abroad as part of this degree programme. Please see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/studyabroad for details. Programme details You will be able to choose modules from our Module Catalogue which is published annually as module availability can change from year to year. As a Single Honours student you will gain more than three-quarters of your Honours years credits in a single subject area.