In the 21st century there is barely any topic or agenda which is not deeply impacted by the analysis and methodologies of economics. Studying the subject at a UK university will allow you to get to grips with the global economy and how it influences politics, wealth and social perspective. You will need good English and mathematics skills, and the rewards for completing a degree can be deeply satisfying.
Combining the skills of the sciences and arts, economics is within the top four for starting graduate salaries in the UK and is a highly marketable degree. More than 60% of graduates go straight into work which is categorised as professional, while 21% continue to study full- or part-time.
Best five Economics universities in the UK*
- Course to consider: Economics MA (Hons)
- The National Student Survey 2016 rated Heriot-Watt’s Economics programmes the best in Scotland and in the top 10 of all UK universities
- The Udegree programmes aim to equip students with a range of quantitative, analytical and communication skills which are highly valued by a wide range of employers, including those in business, banking and finance, and the civil service
- Course to consider: Economics and International Economics BA/BSc
- Nottingham are in the top 100 worldwide for economics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 and 5th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
- The University are committed to presenting students with a wide range of specialist and applied options across all areas of the discipline, including Economics, Philosophy and politics
- Course to consider: Economics BA (Hons)
- An economics course at Coventry will help you to develop problem-solving skills, and encourage you to become adept in numeracy, IT and the use of statistical methods
- The Guardian University Guide 2018 brought another rise up the rankings for Coventry University, which is now in 12th spot – its highest ever placing, up from 15th as the top modern university in the UK
- Course to consider: BSc Economics
- Leeds was the Times University Guide University of the Year for 2017
- Covering the core concepts, practices and techniques of economics, the BSc Economics course also allows you to develop the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by professional economists and employers in both the private and public sectors
- Courses to consider: BSc Business Economics
- The School of Economics at the University of Surrey enjoys a leading international reputation and is placed 7th in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and 11th in the Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
- The School has a strong international reputation for research in macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, energy economics, industrial organisation, health, law and economics, labour economics, finance and econometrics
*Guardian University Rankings 2018
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