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Undergraduate courses starting in 2020

Economics is a social science that examines why and how people make choices to improve their wellbeing and wealth.

Economics helps us answer questions, such as:

  • how should the banking system be regulated to prevent another financial crisis?
  • should we raise taxes to reduce pollution?
  • how can economic policy support investment and growth?

You will learn how to analyse complex data and solve economic problems. You will be able to review economic theory and apply quantitative techniques to understand behaviour.



The awards, accolades and league table rankings for this subject.

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‘I was fortunate enough to receive the offer to work at the Bank of England in London, the UK Central Bank.’
Grace Ling BSc Economic, placement at the Bank of England (2018)