From Adam Smith to Mr Keynes - A Short History of Economic Thought

This course will introduce you to the key contributions of the more significant political economists from the end of the 18th century to the present day. Starting with Adam Smith, the module considers Ricardo, Malthus, James and John Stuart Mill, Marx, Jevons and Marshall, before concluding with Keynes. The influences on each will also be considered, as will their effect on later economists.

To find out more, read our timetable and detailed module outlines.

This Short Course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis – so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Mon 08-Jan-18 6.30pm-8.30pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFEC020H4ACB