Economics degrees

“Explore the dynamic world of economics, where we bring economic studies to life against the backdrop of major global events like the transformative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the inflation shock of 2021+. Ranked as the 6th best in the UK*, our undergraduate economics programmes are led by accomplished academics who actively shape economic policy.

Leading-edge curriculum: Our forward-thinking curriculum covers traditional economic analysis and theory in macroeconomics, industrial organisation, economic policy, econometrics, and microeconomic behaviour, whilst also delving into emerging areas such as cryptocurrencies & monetary economics, energy economics and data science.

Research active faculty: Learn from leading academics, ensuring your education is informed by real-world insights and contemporary economic trends.

Global relevance: Our programmes emphasise the immediate relevance of economics in today’s fast moving and global economic landscape. Gain the skills and insights needed to become a part of the next generation, equipped to navigate challenges and opportunities in a global context.

Graduate-level study: We also have a range of master’s programmes and PhD study linked to our excellent research institutes and centres, located on-campus, including: the Institute of International Monetary Research, Institute for Free Trade, The UN Centre and the Vinson centre for Economics and Entrepreneurship.

*The Guardian University Guide 2020 (GU).”

Why choose Buckingham

Study Economics at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.

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Student feedback

“The department staff were excellent at explaining difficult concepts and always made time outside of lectures to give extra help. The degree was enjoyable throughout and staff knew what they were taking about..”

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Your future career

Economics degrees are a solid foundation for a career in finance and banking, economic research, economic policy analysis, the civil service, international business, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or think tanks.

Our economics graduates are highly sought after due to the enhanaced analytical abilities they gain. Our Careers and Employability service can help you build your portfolio, a network of employer contacts and help you find a job that matches your aspirations.

We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.

Industry links

We have a varied range of research institutes and centres on campus, including The Institute for International Monetary Research, Initiative for Free Trade, The Centre for United Nations Studies and the new Vinson Centre for Economics and Entrepreneurship. These institutes hold regular seminars and events with speakers from all over the world, providing excellent opportunities for networking and internships.

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