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Studying Economics

What to look forward to

Your learning will be pioneered by our award-winning academics and our incredible support staff, with a strong focus on relaying our innovative research and industry knowledge into the classroom.

Real-world issues and practical skills development

Our Economics Department has strong expertise in fields of behavioural and experimental economics as well as econometrics. These are all important in helping to apply economics theory and knowledge to business practice.

You’ll learn how to use micro and macroeconomics to solve real-world and every day issues.

From using economic theory to decide how air traffic landing should be scheduled or using microeconomic theories to explore the sport and entertainment industry, you’ll get the chance to apply theory to a variety of areas and issues.

We’ll also develop your practical skills through hands-on skills training. This includes writing reports using economic theory and advanced quantitative techniques, how to use cutting-edge statistical software such as R and Stata to analyse data, and how to explain complex economic and financial concepts to technical and non-technical audiences, using rigorous statistical evidence.

All of these skills will prepare you for your career post-graduation and ensure you can apply your theory in the real-world.

Flexible learning that benefits you

Your timetable will be built around teaching time using our facilities on campus with online sessions for some activities where being virtual adds value. We currently operate a 75% in-person to 25% online, with the online sessions mainly reserved for larger group lectures.

Smaller group sessions will be in-person to maximise face to face interactions between students and teachers, which we see as crucial to your development.

A wide range of possibilities behind your studies

Economists with analytical and quantitative skills are highly sought after by the private and public sector, big and small firms, large international agencies, schools and universities, economic policy makers, and social organisations. Students exiting the programme could have a career as:

  • Applied Economist
  • Business Analyst
  • Economic Consultant
  • Energy Research Officer
  • Environmental Economist
  • Financial Policy Advisor
  • Graduate Economist
  • Health Economist
  • International Economist
  • Institution Development Coordinator
  • Teaching Assistant in Economics
  • Microeconomic Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Trainee Dealer
  • Pricing departments for Mobile phone companies, airlines, power industry, etc.

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