What are the best universities for Economics?

14 Jan 2019 - Laura Mellor

Why study an Economics degree?

Economics is the study of how society uses its resources to meet its needs. It affects almost every area of life, from business to government, all the way down to household budgets.

As such, Economics is an ever-popular subject with students, as it is always relevant. It teaches students about the systems that shape the world around us.

Economics is also a popular subject because of its excellent graduate prospects and the many professions it can lead to. If you're interested in a career in finance, accountancy, or banking, a degree in Economics could enhance your career prospects.

But what are the best universities for Economics?

Kaplan is proud to partner with some of the best universities for Economics degrees in the UK.

One of the top-ranked universities in the UK, the University of Nottingham is a red brick university and a member of the prestigious Russel Group. It also ranks 9th for Economics (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). Nottingham's School of Economics conducts high-quality research. It also ranks in the top 20 for student satisfaction in the subject (Complete University Guide 2019)

The University of York has one of the largest Economics departments in the UK, and is ranks in the top 15 in the subject (Guardian University University Guide 2019). International students can choose from a variety of related subjects, from Economics and Philosophy to Environmental Economics and Environmental Management.

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Another esteemed university ranked within the top 15 for Economics is the Nottingham Trent University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Here, you can study degrees such as Business Management and Economics, or Economics and Investment Banking.

The University of Essex also ranks highly for Economics, at 16th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). Essex offers a very wide selection of Economics-related degrees, including Behavioural Economics, Economics with Mathematics and Financial Economics. Many of these degrees include a professional placement, so you will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience.

Finally, in Scotland, the University of Glasgow is a highly-regarded university for Economics degrees and it is ranked in the top 20 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019). Economics at Glasgow dates to the 18th century, when Adam Smith, the "father of modern economics", was a Professor at the University. Along with the wide choice of degrees, this makes Glasgow an ideal place to study Economics!

How to study Economics in the UK

If you would like to study Economics in the UK, a pathway course with Kaplan could help. Use the degree finder below to start your path to a great Economics degree in the UK. Alternatively, you can contact us for more information.

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