About the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics has long played a key role in the Management School. With more than 20 members of academic staff, it has a strong research base, with interests spanning a wide area of theoretical and applied issues.

Staff within the Department have undertaken prominent recent work in a number of areas: education economics, labour economics, industrial organisation, international trade, macroeconomics, investment, finance, economic development, applications of nonlinear time series and business history.

The Department of Economics is proud of its reputation for high quality teaching and personal attention to students at all stages of study.

At undergraduate level, the Department offers single major degrees in Economics and Business Economics and a range of joint degree programmes. In addition, our new MEcon degree provides a four-year route to more advanced study - ideal if you are looking for a career as a specialist economist or are interested in PhD study. These degrees are all structured to provide a solid foundation of economic principles while also allowing choice in order to appeal to a broad spectrum of interests. They prepare students for a variety of careers in business and other occupations. Around 200 students are currently studying for major degrees in the Department.

At postgraduate level, the Department offers three taught Masters programmes: an MSc in Money, Banking and Finance, an MSc in Quantitative Finance and an MSc in Economics.

There is also a sizeable community of research students on the Department’s doctoral programme.