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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics




What will I learn?

Economics is a social science that deals with the creation, distribution and consumption of resources. Because it is about people and the real world, Economics enables students to learn about banking, finance, globalisation, and also about broader social issues such as poverty, education, health and the environment. It is a versatile discipline with close links to politics, sociology, psychology, business and finance.

The appeal of Economics lies especially in its application of theory and quantitative methods to contemporary economic problems. It helps students to think logically, rationally and rigorously. Graduates in Economics as such acquire problem-solving skills that prepare them for a wide range of careers both in the public and private sectors.

The curriculum offers robust training in economic theory and statistical methods and offers a wide choice of Economics courses to suit students' interests and mathematical aptitude. Economics electives cover all the significant fields of economic knowledge as well as recent developments in areas such as Internet Economics and Behavioural Economics. Students may select one of 3 areas of concentration: Development and Public Policy; Finance and Business; or Quantitative Economics.

Second Major Programme

At NTU, our Economics majors will also have the opportunity to pursue a Second Major programme. Qualified students may take a second major in another discipline offered within the School of Social Sciences (Psychology, Public Policy and Global Affairs, and Sociology) or the School of Humanities (Chinese, English, History, Linguistics & Multilingual Studies, and Philosophy); second major in Business offered by the Nanyang Business School; or a second major in Communication Studies offered by the School of Communications and Information.

Double Major Programme

Students can also opt for the integrated degree, BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics, which is rather popular. This new integrated degree, aimed at students with strong quantitative aptitude and keen interest in economics, is jointly offered by the Division of Mathematical Sciences in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Social Sciences.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Annual fee - Subsidised tuition fee: SG $17,550; Non-Subsidised tuition fee (lab-based fee): SG $31,970; non lab-based fee: SG $32,950
Start date

Expected August 2023


College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have completed at least 12 years of general education or will be taking High School national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission.

Submission of IELTS or TOEFL or SAT (previously known as SAT Reasoning Test or SAT 1) or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) or ACT with Writing or Ameson English scores are only compulsory for applicants

  • with PRC Gao Kao qualification (i.e. applicants who will be taking Gao Kao in June 2019 and those who have already taken Gao Kao) OR
  • who do not take up English language in Junior and Senior High School or taken English language only as a 2nd language.

For IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Academic, only scores obtained in the 2 years leading up to the application deadline will be considered. The validity period for SAT and ACT is 5 years.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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