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Why study economics at Bath?

There are lots of reasons to study at Bath. Here are our top picks.

Because you want to steer your degree to your interests

See what a few of our former students thought of their chosen economics degree.


Go on a year-long work placement or study abroad


Our economics degrees are offered with the option of spending the third year on a professional work placement, on a study year abroad, or a combination of the two.

You will be able to take advantage of our established links and partnerships with a wide variety of organisations.

The placement year is a great opportunity to try different careers and improve your employability. Our dedicated placements team is there to help you every step of the way.

Find out more about going on placement
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Great choice of courses and optional units


At Bath, our departments work together to broaden your choice of single and joint honours degrees, each with their unique perspective.

You can choose from the following undergraduate degree courses based in the Department of Economics:

  • BSc (Hons) Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Mathematics
Explore our economics courses
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Great student experience


Be part of a diverse community in a great location.

The University of Bath campus is situated just on the edge of what is affectionately known as one of the most beautiful and one of the safest cities in the UK. As a student, you could be living here, surrounded by beautiful Georgian buildings and Roman history. There is a thriving café culture with plenty of restaurants, a great range of shops, music venues, museums, and a huge number of festivals planned throughout the year.

Most of the key locations are in walking distance of the centre or if you want to travel further afield, there are easy transport links to Bristol or London.

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