Learn about studying Economics degrees at the home of the two-year degree. We are ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK* and are Europe’s first ever Positive University . Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.


Money management is crucial to every business, entreprise and government across the globe.

You’ll study key concepts in economics, such as macroeconomics, international trade, microeconomic behaviour, econometrics and international finance. You will then apply your knowledge and skills in examining real policy issues.

Our economics degrees are ranked 6th in the UK*, will equip you with a range of skills: quantitative and qualitative analysis; report-writing; group working; a deep understanding of economic systems; and the financial markets; as well as the ability to produce sound economic research.

We also have a range of master’s programmes available that will allow you to specialise in your chosen area, for example, Money, Banking and Central Banking.

*The Guardian University Guide 2020 (GU).


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“The best part about my Economics degree at Buckingham were the tutorials. Every week I got to sit down and discuss the course in detail and economics issues in general. Few universities offer that kind of experience.”


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.


The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a leading economic think tank, provides dedicated internship places and guest lecturers. We have pioneered collaborations with universities such as the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and are also the home to The Institute for International Monetary Research, which offers internships.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017