Introduction to Economics

This two-day Introduction to Economics course offers the perfect opportunity for students without any prior experience of the subject to get stuck into some of its key questions and debates. We will look at the role of key actors within the economic system, and how their behaviour can influence our daily lives.

From how markets work and prices are set, to why we should (or shouldn’t) worry about rising inflation or falling exchange rates, this course will teach you the essentials of competing economic theories from Keynesianism to monetarism.

Along the way we will attempt to answer important but often neglected questions such as “What is Economics?” and “Why do we study it?”

All of our online courses consist of small seminar groups, with lots of opportunities for discussion and debate with peers as well as learning from our expert tutors. This will be a fully live and interactive event, with summary notes and a certificate of attendance issued upon completion of the course.

This style of learning is an excellent preparation for further study, and should give participants a real taste of economics as an academic subject, enabling students to make a more informed choice about future study or career options.

For currently available dates, full practical details, and a link to the booking form please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

‘We first went over the basis of economics and then everything was explaining in more depth. There were lots of tasks to do as well to develop our understanding of what we have learnt. Overall, I found the course very enjoyable.’

‘A really fascinating course with friendly people, which introduces you to some of the key terms and foundations of economics, leaving you wanting to delve further into economics as a subject.’

‘In this course you can learn all the basic concepts of the economy with very detailed explanations and excellent teachers.’

‘You will start this course with a minimal understanding of the subject, and end the course with a great understanding of so many more things, and you will be able to understand the decisions made by governments across the world.’

‘This course helped me to understand the basics of economics, even though I had no experience. It was overall an incredible opportunity for me to learn something and new and decide whether I want to pursue it in the future or not.’

‘We first went over the basis of economics and then everything was explaining in more depth. There were lots of tasks to do as well to develop our understanding of what we have learnt. Overall, I found the course very enjoyable.’

‘A really fascinating course with friendly people, which introduces you to some of the key terms and foundations of economics, leaving you wanting to delve further into economics as a subject.’

Practical Details

The Introduction to Economics course is an online event for students aged 15-18.

This is a two-day course, running on 17th – 18th October. Teaching hours on each day will run from 10am till 3.30pm, with a break for lunch, and an independent study task.

This is a live online event, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate (much as you would normally expect from our in-person courses). The event will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video connection.

The cost of the two-day Introduction to Economics course is £180 per student. As class sizes for online events are small, places are very limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can see our full booking terms and conditions here.

You can book online using the link below, or if you have any further questions, please call us on 0800 8101058, or email info@debatechamber.com