About the Department of Economics

With about 40 academic members, the Department of Economics has a strong research base, ranked 9th in the UK by the Times Good University Guide. Our interests span a wide range of theoretical and applied issues. These research activities inform teaching activities, bringing insights from the research frontier to all levels of education to continually update the content of our courses.

Staff members within the Department have undertaken prominent research projects in a number of areas: education economics, labour economics, industrial organisation, international trade, macroeconomics, financial markets, economic development, political economy, and time-series econometrics.

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 Economics, and MSc in Money, Banking and Finance and an MSc in Quantitative Finance.

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