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Economists are at the forefront of decision making in private and public organisations. Our mission is to give you the analytical skills and intellectual toolbox to tackle the big questions of our times and shape the future.

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THE Rankings 2024

Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide

Lancaster is ranked =99th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2024.

THE World University Rankings by subject

Why study here?

By studying economics at Lancaster, you will join a vibrant community of world-leading researchers and practitioners. Our undergraduate, Master's and PhD courses are structured to provide a solid foundation in economic principles while also allowing the flexibility to appeal to a broad spectrum of interests. You will be taught directly by industry specialists, and we will prepare you for a variety of career opportunities in business, government, and other organisations.

  • Undergraduate

    Economic decisions and activities impact on many different areas of society and on our own everyday lives. Our undergraduate courses will help you to understand why.

  • Master's

    We bring our research expertise into the classroom through our range of Master's courses, each with a strong economic focus to prepare you for a range of careers.

  • PhD

    Our highly respected PhD programme attracts high calibre students from across the world seeking to pursue research careers as economists.

  • Research

    As a department, we foster a strong research environment with an active research seminar series and a number of projects and initiatives.

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We organise a weekly seminar series and a range of conferences and workshops. For past events, please visit our Events Archive.