Economics courses in the UK
Introduction to Economics
London is one of the leading global financial centres in the world, and studying Economics close to where many of its theories base their origins can be of a huge advantage to any international student. UK universities consistently rank among the top 100 in the world, and the quality of teaching and research is a large part of why they are such a success. Some of the world’s largest banks and accountancy firms operate in the UK, and upon completion of study there are a fantastic number of opportunities for Economic graduates to find a vacancy which suits their requirements.
Wherever you intend to work after university is completed, your years spent studying Economics in the UK will help you secure that important position. The language of world finance is English, and you can look forward to reaping the benefits having studied the language in your field here.
Having a firm grasp of Maths is crucial to the success of your Economics degree, but it is not the only skill which is required and nurtured. Joint-honours degrees are also available, while subjects such as history, law and politics will help craft how you see Economics past and future.
Careers in Economics
Your options are many. In the private sector economists find work as consultants in banking and finance, while in the public sector they work for government departments, national treasuries, central banks and bureaus of statistics.
Economics graduates also find work in manufacturing, transport, communications, insurance, charitable institutions, investment and retail industries, to name but a few. In any profession an employer will value an Economics graduate’s numerical ability and analytical skills to predict future trends and assess the past.
What are the entry requirements for Economics?
Economics degrees can be among the most competitive in the country to secure a place. A strong academic history is needed, with a particular focus on Maths. Not all universities have as difficult requirements though, and many offer joint-honour programmes.
For international students wishing to study Economics at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 7.0 score generally required at most universities.
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Where can I study Economics in the UK?
To learn more about some of the best Economics universities in the UK, please see below:
- University Oxford
- London School Economics
- University of Durham
- University of Warwick
- University of Kent
- University of Cambridge
- University of Dundee
- University of Surrey
- University College London
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