Economics in the UK

UK Economics Courses

Introduction to Economics

London is one of the leading global financial centres in the world, and studying economics close to where many of its theories base their origins can be of a huge advantage to any international student. Some of the world’s largest banks and accountancy firms operate in the UK, and upon completion of study there are a large number of opportunities for economic graduates to pursue.

During study, students will develop their problem solving, data analysis, computing and written and oral presentation ability, all skills which are highly regarded and sought after in today’s economic world. The language of world finance is English, and you can look forward to reaping the benefits having studied the language in your field here.

Having a firm grasp of Maths is crucial to the success of your economics degree, but it is not the only skill which is required and nurtured. Joint-honours degrees are also available, while subjects such as history, law and politics will help craft how you see economics past and future.

Careers in Economics

In the private sector economists find work as consultants in banking and finance, while in the public sector they work for government departments, national treasuries, central banks and bureaus of statistics.

Economics graduates also find work in manufacturing, transport, communications, insurance, charitable institutions, investment and retail industries, and all employers value an economics graduate’s numerical ability and analytical skills to predict future trends and assess the past.

What are the entry requirements for Economics?

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 36 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: AAA including mathematics.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Economics in the UK?

To learn more about the best Economics courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Economics universities in the Guardian University Guide 2019 below:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. University of St Andrews
  4. University of Leeds
  5. University of Stirling
  6. Coventry University
  7. University of Warwick
  8. Heriot-Watt University
  9. University of Portsmouth
  10. University of East Anglia

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