“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.
Featured Economics courses
“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..”
Edward, Politics and Economics
Meet our lecturers
Professor Ali Kabiri, Head of Economics and International Studies Department, Senior Lecturer in Economics, MSc Money, Banking and Central Banking Programme Director
Professor Kabiri teaches Welfare Economics, Microeconomic theory and the History of Economic thought on the undergraduate programmes. He has a research interest in banking risk and credit, economic history and behavioural economics/finance and is a research associate at the Financial Markets Group (FMG) at the LSE and a member of the lead team at the CSDU at UCL.
Dr Juan Castañeda, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Director of the Institute of International Monetary Research
Dr Castañeda has been awarded a Bank of Spain annual scholarship to develop research on the monetary history and has also developed several research projects on fiscal policy rules.
Professor Martin Ricketts, Professor of Economic Organisation
Professor Ricketts is published in the areas of theory of the firm, aspects of public finance, the new institutional economics and housing policy. He is also a Managing trustee of the IEA and trustee of the Institute of International Monetary Research.
Mary Powis, Lecturer in Quantitative Methods
Ms Powis teaches maths and statistics, providing a solid foundation for students to build on. She has experience supporting students of a wide range of abilities and has a dedicated approach to student development. She is also a specialist in equality issues.
Mohga Bassim, Senior Lecturer in Economics
Dr Bassim has 18 years of experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at Buckingham, pioneering modules in development economics in the MENA region, econometrics and etatistics.
Len Shackleton, Professor of Economics
A specialist in labour market economics and economic policy, Professor Shackleton teaches modules on the undergraduate programme. He brings his vast experience in academic and real-world economics, regularly appearing on radio, TV and contributing to newspapers and websites.
Brian Sturgess, Visiting Lecturer
Victor Codeceira, Lecturer in Economics
Victor is a lecturer in economics at the University of Buckingham. Previously, he was an associate lecturer in the department of economics at the University of York. His research interest lies in the field of Political Economy and Applied Microeconometrics.
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.
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.