Study abroad – economics


Is an economics degree for me?

Economics is the study of wealth creation and how this influences policy making, international relations , politics and society in the real world. Economics courses focus on the global and national economy and introduce students to the theories and models which are used to analyse the issues faced by individuals, governments and businesses. A vast number of options and specialisms are covered on the courses, including:

macroeconomics,
microeconomics,
inflationary pressures,
monetary policy,
creating employment,
statistics,
the allocation and protection of resources
barriers to economic growth.

 Economic principles are used to analyse and evaluate problems, alongside econometric techniques, quantitative analysis, statistics and core mathematics. Students are expected to have a good level of mathematics, since this is essential for handling and analysing data. With rapid globalisation growing from year to year, international trade  has become a key area of study in the field, alongside the role of economics in society, and sustainability in business.

Many universities offer joint degrees, so you can take economics with accountancy, finance, business, politics – and even Chinese or art history!

Key statistic:

74.3 per cent of graduates are in work within six months of finishing their degree; a sizeable minority continue their studies  at post-graduate level, and specialise in economics or related fields.

Top five graduate destinations:

Consultancy

Industry

Market research

Credit analysis/insurance

Local government

Key areas of employment:

Data scientist

Actuarial analysis

Statistics

Management consultancy

Accountancy

Investment analysis

Brokerage

Financial risk analysis

Civil service

Diplomatic service

Charity and voluntary work

Universities where you can study economics:

Oxford, England

1096

Humanities, Law, MBA

£10,105 – 30,540

Cambridge, England

1209

Economics, Law, Science

£10,00 – 29,000

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Coventry, England

 

1992

International Experience, Automotive Courses, Engineering, Business and Management, Health and Life Sciences, Art and Design

 

£9,250

Coventry, England

 

1965

Economics, International Studies, WMG

£ 6,750 – 9,250