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Undergraduate courses starting in 2023

Economics is a social science examining how consumers and producers make choices, and how these affect the supply and demand for resources and their prices.

Economics helps us answer questions such as:

  • How should the Government allocate scarce resources to maximise society’s welfare?
  • How to best tackle climate change; NHS waiting lists; productivity issues?
  • How can economic policy reduce income equality?

You will learn how to analyse complex data and solve quantitative problems, and apply these skills to real-life economic challenges.

Many of our economics graduates go on to pursue a range of careers in both the private and public sectors. All economics courses have the option of a professional placement and/or study abroad experience.



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 (Graduating year, 2018)