The study of Economics is concerned with a wide range of issues such as the production, consumption and pricing of goods and services, the study of incentives, the effect of social interactions on economics outcome, monetary and fiscal policies, and decision-making. Through stimulating theory, quantitative methods and debate students explore the key factors that influence economic forces and learn to apply knowledge to real-world problems.
The BSc Economics challenges students to grow and perform at a high level, helping them to acquire the technical knowledge, analytical skills and critical thinking that are in demand across many industry sectors and fields. Our degree can lead to a wide range of careers and roles across the finance, economics and policy sectors, including business analyst, economic consultant, investment analyst, researcher, policy analyst, among others.
Highly active in areas at the forefront of economics, from applied microeconomics and networks to banking, trade and applied industrial organisations, our academics use their research to inform both the knowledge they deliver and the innovative teaching methods they use. For example students are taught by some of the world's leading experts in the cutting-edge field of behavioural economics, with our Behavioural Economics Group ranked in the top 10 in the UK overall in Experimental Economics (RePEC, 2014).
An Economics degree builds both subject specific and transferable skills, making it an ideal study choice for launching a career across both the public and private sectors: from banking and finance, to economics consultancy.
Students from our School of Law have progressed to work for leading companies, including: John Lewis, Nokia, O2, World Trade Group, Cyprus Government, IBM, Halifax, Natwest, Canadian High Commission, Arwens and Fratelli.
You could become an economist, accountant, analyst, or statistician and work across government departments and think tanks, banks (both high street and city), insurance and accountancy firms, private consultancies, and charitable and not-for-profit organisations.
We encourage our students to either undertake a paid work placement during their studies as a year long assignment between year two and three, or to undertake an internship; either full-time over the summer following your second year of study, or part-time throughout the course of your final year.
The paid, year-long work placement exempts you from paying tuition fees for the full academic year; ensuring you gain the necessary practical skills to embark on your chosen career.
Work experience in the form of placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and students who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting.
Our specialist Employability Service and London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain prestigious placement opportunities.
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