Explore the fascinating, far-reaching field of economics and the business disciplines that have evolved from it – including finance, management and marketing. Find out how we use economics in our everyday lives, and gain a range of skills that are highly valued by employers. Economics relates to every aspect of our lives: government policies; health; labour; and population, to name but a few. It affects the decisions we all make on a daily basis, both at home and at work. Training in economics is valued by employers because it teaches transferable skills. On our degree course, you’ll learn the theory and practice you need to become a professional economist. We’ll help you to approach problems logically; become familiar with handling and interpreting quantitative data; and develop your ability to question/critique the quantitative analysis of others. Our seminars are a lively mix of formats, involving teamwork, problem solving and presentations. Meanwhile, your coursework will help you to develop skills in time management, literature review, critical evaluation and communication – all very desirable skills in the workplace. Throughout the course, you’ll benefit from lectures and seminars on careers, looking at CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience and using social media. We’ll encourage you to reflect on your strengths and areas for development, and to make plans to strengthen your skills and experience in preparation for your career.