Department of Economics

Making waves in water research

Our academics are working extensively with the water industry to address the major challenges faced by the sector and apply their research findings.

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Tom Gallagher (BSc Economics)

"The selling point for me was the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement. I knew that due to the competitive job market in this field, the placement would be vital in allowing me to pursue a career in finance."

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Research student insight

Lory has rejoined our department to continue her research investigating monetary incentives towards recycling.

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Undergraduate placement year

The University’s year-long placement scheme provides a fantastic opportunity to explore possible careers and boost your CV.

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Most satisfied students in the UK

1st for Student Satisfaction 2013 in the National Student Survey

According to the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) our students at the University of Bath are the most satisfied in the UK.

Undergraduate study


Our economics programmes are among the very best and we have an excellent reputation.

Studying with us

Dr Catherine Winnett and current student Richard Clarke, talk about the undergraduate economics programmes.

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Economics Rankings


Postgraduate study


Our Masters Programmes will give you a competitive edge in an increasingly challenging employment market.

Qijia Wei

Qijia Wei

The MSc provides a valuable foundation for those contemplating careers in areas such as investment banking and financial analysis.

MSc Economics & Finance

MSc Economics & Finance

Student Bassam Talsi talks about his experience on the MSc Economics & Finance programme.

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Studying an MPhil and PhD

PhD student Tarun Chakravority talks about his research at the University of Bath.

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International Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (I-SEE)

International Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Environment

I-SEE brings together experts from the fields of engineering, technology, physical sciences, social sciences and economics.

Research clusters

Our research activities cover all the mainstream fields of Economics:

Faculty Headline

Spring placement blog summary

Once again several of our placement students have been blogging about their professional and social experiences on their placement years.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences