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Department of Economics

We conduct high quality research and teaching in economics. Our graduates have excellent employment prospects due to our established industry placements scheme.

Study economics

Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, funding opportunities and how you can apply.

Undergraduate courses in economics

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Examine why and how people make choices to improve wellbeing and wealth through analysing data, reviewing economic theory and applying quantitative techniques.

My award-winning placement at IBM

A young woman (Simona Koleva) smiling while stood in the foyer of a large building.

Simona Koleva, who won the ‘Best Placement Student’ prize at the NUE Awards 2022, talks about studying BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics and her ambitions.

Our research and people

We have a strong research culture with many of our articles being published in general interest or top field journals in economics.

Department of Economics seminars 2022/23

Find out more about the seminars taking place in the Department of Economics.

View the schedule of our upcoming seminars
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Our latest news and updates.

Awards and accolades

Our awards, rankings and reputation.

Upcoming events

Find out more about the upcoming events within the Department

Masters in Economics webinar

1 Feb 2023 11.00am Online

Join our webinar to find out all you need to know, and ask any questions you have about the course.

About the Department of Economics

We have grown from a Political Economy Group into a modern economics department whose research covers economic theory, econometrics, and finance.

Our research informs the teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The industry-placements on our undergraduate courses foster links with business and government, helping us achieve consistently high rankings in national league tables.

3 East University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom