Department of Economics

Economics ranked eighth in Complete University Guide 2017

Economics at the University of Bath has been ranked eighth in the Complete University Guide for 2017. The Guide also places economics at the University of Bath as first for graduate employment prospects.

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New MSc Applied Economics degree available

In this new course you will be able to choose from four specialist pathways, including: Banking & Financial Markets, Behavioural Science, Environmental Policy, and Public Policy.

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Study presents economic case for Heat Wave Warning Systems in Europe

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Heat Wave Warning Systems in London, Madrid and Prague demonstrates that these schemes are increasingly cost-efficient as projected climate change impacts rise during the 21st century, the study finds.

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Harness children’s competitive streak to drive healthy eating habits

Introducing a competitive edge at school meal times could increase the number of children eating fruit and vegetables by up to a third, according to a new paper published by our Department of Economics.

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REF2014 results recognise world-leading research environment

The results of the REF2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath.

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Research impact

Our research has made a significant impact within society and furthered our understanding of various key economic issues.

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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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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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PhD studentship available

We're offering a funded PhD studentship to support the research taking place in our department.Read More


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Undergraduate study

Studying with us

Prof John Sessions and students Joan Green, Mohammad Lone and Ludi Wang talk about the undergraduate economics courses

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Our students

Laura Tingle

The experiences, opportunities and training I received during the placement year have been really useful in my final year as well as for interviews and jobs in the future.

- Laura Tingle
Placement at Bank of England

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate courses

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

Our students

Peter Sellen

The course has thoroughly tested and expanded my abilities as an economist and I have found living in Bath a great experience due to its attractive and relaxed environment.

- Peter Sellen (MSc Economics)

MSc Economics & Finance

Director of Studies Dr Kerry Papps outlines the MSc Economics & Finance. Pepe Teoli, Xiaxi Li and Serdarguly Mamedgulyyev talk about their experience as students on the course.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

We have opportunities for students interested in undertaking a research degree.

Our staff conduct research within the disciplines of econometrics, economic theory, labour economics, macroeconomics, finance, and environmental economics.

Research student insights

Alaa Al Khourdajie

Alaa is investigating policy options for welfare-enhancing joint climate and trade agreements.

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PhD Postgraduate study

Dr Edmund Keogh and Dr Jill Porter with students Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou and Natalie Booth discuss the PhD experience.

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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.

Quantitative Easing - a very large gamble?


Quantitative Easing is a key financial lever in the US and UK, but does it actually work?

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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Expansion of the Department

Following major University investment the Department is recruiting additional staff at Professor and Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) levels.


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