Be part of the future of economics in the UK

In the wake of a global economic crisis, studying economics has never been more relevant, and the UK offers top quality courses.

The recent global economic crisis, the worst to hit the world since the aftermath of World War II, has highlighted that there is an ever growing demand for graduates with the skills to cope well in a critical economic downturn.

Whilst economics is often considered to be a traditional subject, it is clear that it’s relevance has never been so important and that undertaking a degree or master’s in this area at such a critical time will not only enhance academic thought, but will also enable students to embrace the subject even more by analysing real-time situations in an ever changing, often hostile environment.

Economics is a truly global subject and studying it can offer a unique insight into the pressing economic and challenging issues of current times and the global economy. It is clear that economic decisions have an effect on everybody’s lives no matter where they live. Therefore students studying economics will learn a variety of interdisciplinary theories not only related to business, but also to transport, health and welfare, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods, analysing and interpreting data and problem solving skills; all of which are highly sought after by employers.

Be part of the future of economics in the UK

“With many high ranking politicians throughout the world having studied economics, it is clear that graduates who have studied the field during this difficult time will be set to help their countries recover from the downturn”

The UK is one of the most long-established countries to produce important economic theorists, and academics who teach in UK universities are often at the forefront of the field globally. Such academics often conduct research and work on projects that are commissioned by the public and private sectors; therefore studying economics in the UK means that you will be taught by cutting edge academics.

A further advantage of studying 
economics in the UK is the opportunity to learn from peers. The international mix found in all UK institutions means that students can transfer knowledge and their own experience from their own countries, and bring these different skills and experiences together to solve problems and develop creative strategies when collaborating on coursework.

Furthermore, most UK universities offering courses in economics will provide opportunities for students to undertake a work placement or study at an institution overseas; again allowing students to gain invaluable knowledge of the work place or, if studying at an institution overseas, an insight of the economy in their host country.

Many economics graduates have 
progressed into careers such as government advisers, think-tank researchers and consultancy. With many high ranking politicians throughout the world having studied economics, it is clear that graduates who have studied the field during this difficult time will be set to help their countries recover from the downturn but also use their skills to prevent such an economic downturn happening in the future.

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“I chose to study a degree in Economics and Management because it allowed me to gain a business degree which incorporated fundamental aspects of economic and business management”

Tagir Yamilov from Russia (pictured above), who studied a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Management says: “I chose to study a degree in Economics and Management because it allowed me to gain a business degree which incorporated fundamental aspects of economic and business management, including practical experience that showed me how to apply the knowledge I had gained.” He is now working at the Enterprise Risk Service Department Deloitte and Touche Moscow.

Written by Rachael Hartley (2011)
International Officer
Leeds University Business School (UK)

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