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BSc (Hons)Economics

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Overview

If you enjoy problem solving and thinking clearly about domestic and international contemporary issues, these programmes will be of interest to you. Our employment record is excellent and our teaching and programme content have received high praise in external assessments.

Economics is the study of scarcity, choice and incentives. Every society faces the problem of how to allocate scarce resources and ensure that individuals use them responsibly. Economists use scientific methods of observation, experimentation and research in providing answers to these problems.

Our Economics programmes help you to master the full range of skills practised by the professional economist. These include analytical problem-solving skills, quantitative and data analysis skills, computing skills, and written and oral presentation skills. The emphasis is on being able to use these skills, and ultimately on specialising in areas that interest you.

Successful and fast-developing economies also exhibit expanding business and financial sectors. Therefore, the study of topics in business and finance within a framework of the core elements from an economics degree offers a powerful combination of skills.

Our Economics and Finance degree is an innovative new programme that provides you with these skills and an understanding of how they are applied to these dynamic and fascinating parts of many economies.

Our Business Economics programme examines economic issues, how businesses behave and their role within the economy. It employs analytical tools and data analysis but places less emphasis on mathematical techniques than our other programmes.

Our Professional Training year offers you a unique opportunity to witness these skills in practice and to develop your understanding of them. The employment and career prospects for our graduates are very wide, with employers ranging from the private to the public sector and from the financial to the corporate sector.

Career opportunities

Graduates from our programmes are highly successful in securing quality jobs. The ‘problem-solving’ nature of the subjects, the topical and applied focus of our programmes and the experience gained on the professional placement greatly appeal to employers. Computing skills are often an additional asset.

Graduate employment spans the finance sector (including banking, accountancy and investment analysis), the corporate sector (including management training) and the public sector. For example, recent graduates are now working for the Bank of England, the Government Economic Service (in a variety of government departments), numerous City firms (such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, KPMG and Ernst & Young) and other commercial organisations (such as Cornhill Insurance, Legal and General, and British Airways). Their job roles range from economic policy advisor, investment manager, financial economist and statistician to airline pilot. A number of graduates each year go on to study for higher degrees, both in the UK and abroad.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States