Published: 15 December 2021

What you need to know about the School of Economics

Economics underpins our everyday lives, from how we exchange resources within society to how it informs decisions about inequality or the environment. By understanding the subject, we can gain important insights into societies, businesses and individuals on both a micro and macro level. Applying the subject to the real world is at the heart of what we offer our students.

"Economics is about tools and inquisitive minds to apply them wherever needed: this is what our educational offer is about."

Maurizio Zanardi, Head of the School of Economics


We have research at our heart

Our students’ learning is topical and relevant. This is because our world-leading academics are actively researching the economic hot topics - some are advisers to world-renowned organisations. This research-intensive approach forms the foundations of our students’ learning experience, and they leave with analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

"The research intensity of the School of Economics provides the foundations for a teaching experience that puts students and their experience on centre stage by enabling them to apply economic reasoning to any topic."

Maurizio Zanardi, Head of the School of Economics

We focus on economics in the real-world

By offering a broad range of placement opportunities to our students, we are providing essential skills for their future careers. In many cases, our students receive a job offer from their placement.

In the past, students have worked at Morgan Stanley, Bank of England, Microsoft, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. And our highly employable graduates have gone on to work at Bank of England, Home Office, Deloitte and Ernst and Young.

We have a flexible approach

We offer a range of courses and modules, giving our students the opportunity to specialise in the areas that interest them most. This includes the possibility to switch between degrees after the first year. The modules are wide ranging, reflecting the research interests of our academic staff. These include Family Economics and Policy, Environmental Economics and Development Economics.

We are a community

We foster a warm and dynamic environment, with our students, from around the globe, placed firmly at the centre. Support is always available – each student has a personal tutor for one-on-one help – and students are encouraged to give input into how we shape our courses. Annually, we celebrate our achievements at a black-tie event, also an excellent networking opportunity.


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