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:
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!