Learn about studying Economics at Buckingham, home of the two-year degree and ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK*. 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.
The twin crises of 2008 and the COVID-19 pandemic have thrust economics into the spotlight as, more than ever, understanding how the economy and people’s work/life patterns have been disrupted is of immediate importance. Economics is crucial to every business, enterprise and government across the globe.
Our undergraduate economics programmes, taught by leading academics who advise governments in economic policy, will give you the skills, insights and academic resources you need to become part of the next generation of economists. Ranked 6th in the UK*, you’ll study key concepts in economics, such as macroeconomics, international trade, microeconomic behaviour, econometrics and international finance, to help you become part of the next generation of economists.
We also have a range of master’s programmes which are supported by our excellent research institutes and centres on campus. We work with the IIMR, IFT, UN Centre and the new Vinson centre for Economics and Entrepreneurship. These institutes hold regular seminars and events with speakers from all over the world, providing opportunities for networking, internships for students, and an overall global outlook to your studies.
*The Guardian University Guide 2020 (GU).
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
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“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..”
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.
MEET OUR LECTURERS
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.
*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017