The ever-changing global economy makes headlines on a daily basis, shaping the world in which we live socially, politically and economically. Consequently, there is a strong demand in businesses throughout the world for economics experts who can interpret real world economic events and issues.
Student satisfaction is consistently high and our track record for graduate employability is exceptional – with 100% of students in work or continuing their studies six months after graduation from this course (DLHE 2014/15). Recent graduates of this course have found careers with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the Bank of England, Government Economic Service (GES), Vodafone and HSBC, among others.
This course, one of four pathways offered in the field of economics, can provide you with the ability to apply economic principles and models to a wide range of issues, while also understanding the larger driving forces shaping economic and public policy. You should become adept in numeracy, IT and the use of statistical methods, developing advanced skills in problem solving and decision making.
A major strength of our course is its practical focus; you’ll have opportunities to participate in skills development workshops with the possibility for direct involvement with the Government Economic Service (GES), including a mock assessment center specifically designed to familiarise you with the Civil Service Fast Stream application process, ideal for those considering a career in the public sector.
Through regular use of online assessments and research workshops, we aim to ensure you are familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice, from statistical analysis to theoretical modelling, using bespoke economics tools like WinEcon, which was developed in conjunction with Coventry University.
You also have the opportunity to apply for a work placement (subject to availability), which in the past has seen students working for a wide range of organisations and companies, including the GES, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Barclays and the Bank of England.