Department of Economics


About us

The Department of Economics is the second largest department in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences for student numbers.

3 East building


The Department of Economics is based in 3 East.

Student numbers (spring 2017)

  • Undergraduate: 836
  • Postgraduate: 79
  • PhD students: 29

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If you would like more information about our programmes or research then please contact us.

Key facts

Teaching and facilities

Research and expertise


The history of economics at Bath stretches back to the foundation of the University in 1966. Dr Colin Lawson, Honorary Reader and long-term member of the department staff, gives a personal account of that history in a book written as a contribution to the University's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2016-17.

Download a copy of the book