Department of Economics

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Specialisations in B.Soc. Sci. (Hons)

Programme Requirements
Modules Offered
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Honours Thesis (EC4401) / Independent Study (EC4660)
Prerequisites and Preclusions
Bullet Double Degree Programme in Economics and Law
Bullet Double Degree Programme in Engineering and Economics
Bullet Double Degree Programme in Economics and Business
Bullet ANU/NUS Joint Hons Degree
Bullet Double Major Programmes
(For students with primary major in Economics)
Bullet Second Major in Economics
Bullet Specialisations in B.Soc.Sci. (Hons)
Bullet Minor Programmes
(For students with primary major in Economics)
Bullet Minor in Economics
Bullet Student Exchange
Bullet Non-Graduating Students


The Department of Economics is offering three specialisations with the Economics Honours programme for Cohort 2012 onwards. The specialisations are applicable to students who have declared Economics as their first major and who are on the Economics Honours track. Students may declare a maximum of two specialisations. Declaration of specialisation(s) is optional. Students may choose to graduate with the B.Soc.Sci (Hons) with no specialisation or with specialisation(s).The specialisation(s), if applicable, will be noted in the student’s official transcript.

Students may map a maximum of 8MCs of EC-coded level-3000 modules from NUS Student Exchange Programmes (SEP) for each of the specialisations. Please note that the modules mapping and credit transfer of the 8MCs is applicable to EC-coded level-3000 modules only. Students are still subjected to the minimum of 60% of the Major requirements which must be completed at NUS.

Students who wish to declare specialisation(s) may do so in Semester 1 or Semester 2 of their fourth year of studies through GAPS. The declaration page is open to students who have been promoted successfully to SOC4. It is not available to ARS1, ARS2, and ARS3 students.

The timeline for the declaration of EC specialisation(s) follows the same timeline as the declaration of major/minor in FASS:

  1. 1) Before CORS (during the one week of Module Preference Exercise)
  2. 2) After CORS


Please visit the page of ‘List of Important Events’ in (under header Current Students) for the start and end dates of the major/minor declaration. The page for the ‘List of Important Events’ will be updated by the end of July and end of November in every academic year.

Students who have declared specialisation(s) are not allowed to change their declaration within the same timeframe. For example, if you have declared specialisation(s) during timeframe (1) in Semester 1, you may change your declaration in (2) mentioned above. If the declaration was done during (2), you will only be able to change your selection in the subsequent semester. Students are not allowed to change their specialisation(s) after declaring it during timeframe (2) of Semester 2 if Semester 2 is their graduating semester. It is important to note that any change in specialisation(s) may have an impact on the student’s candidature.

Students are required to complete a set of modules applicable to each of the specialisations. Please note that only EC-coded modules are recognised towards the specialisations. As specialisations are a subset of the Major, all modules must be from the Major and as such must be EC-coded modules Students who have completed cross-faculty modules (non EC-coded modules) which are preclusions to the EC-coded modules would not qualify for the relevant specialisations.


Students are required to complete 24MCs of modules comprising:

  • (i) Any one of the following (4MC):
    - EC3312 Game Theory and Applications
    - EC3314 Mathematical Economics
    - EC3305 Programming Tools for Economics
    (ii) EC4301 Microeconomic Analysis III (5MC)
    (iii)EC4302 Macroeconomic Analysis III (5MC)
    (iv) Any two of the following (10MC):
    - EC4303 Econometrics III
    - EC4304 Economic and Financial Forecasting
    - EC4311 Mathematical Economic Analysis
    - EC5104R Mathematical Economics



Students are required to complete 27MCs of modules comprising:

  • (i) EC3332 Money and Banking I (4MC)
  • (ii) EC3333 Financial Economics I (4MC)
  • (iii)EC3343 International Finance I (4MC)
    (iv) Any three of the following (15MC):
    - EC4302 Macroeconomic Analysis III
    - EC4307 Issues in Macroeconomics
    - EC4331 Monetary Economics and Policy
    - EC4332 Money and Banking II
    - EC4333 Financial Economics II
    - EC4334 Financial Micromarket Structure
    - EC4343 International Finance II



Students are required to complete 24MCs of modules comprising:

  • (i) Any one of the following (4MC):
  • - EC3351 Public Finance
  • - EC3342 International Trade I
  • - EC3361 Labour Economics I
  • - EC3371 Development Economics I
  • - EC3383 Environmental Economics I
  • (ii) EC4305 Applied Econometrics OR EC5326R Policy Impact Evaluation Methods (5MC)
  • (iii) Any three of the following (15MC):
  • - EC4324 Economics of Competition Policy
  • - EC4351 Public Economics
    - EC4352 Singapore Economy: Practice and Policy
  • - EC4353 Health Economics
  • - EC4341 International Economics II
  • - EC4342 International Trade II
    - EC4361 Labour Economics II
    - EC4362 Immigration Economics
    - EC4371 Development Economics II
    - EC4372 Technology and Innovation
    - EC4382 Transport Economics
    - EC4387 Housing Economics
    - EC4398 Economics of Inequality