The ever-changing global economy makes headlines on a daily basis, shaping the world in which we live socially, politically and economically. Consequently, there is a strong demand in businesses throughout the world for economics experts who can interpret real world economic events and issues. Student satisfaction is consistently high and our track record for graduate employability is exceptional – with 95% of students in work or continuing their studies six months after graduation from this course (DLHE 2016/17) This course, one of four pathways offered in the field of economics, can provide you with the ability to apply economic principles and models to a wide range of issues, while also understanding the larger driving forces shaping economic and public policy. You should become adept in numeracy, IT and the use of statistical methods, developing advanced skills in problem solving and decision making. A major strength of our course is its practical focus; you’ll have opportunities to participate in skills development workshops with the possibility for direct involvement with the Government Economic Service (GES), including a mock assessment centre specifically designed to familiarise you with the Civil Service Fast Stream application process, ideal for those considering a career in the public sector. Through regular use of online assessments and research workshops, we aim to ensure you are familiar with the key analytical techniques that economists use in practice, from statistical analysis to theoretical modelling, using bespoke economics tools like WinEcon, which was developed in conjunction with Coventry University. You also have the opportunity to apply for a work placement (subject to availability), which in the past has seen students working for a wide range of organisations and companies, including the GES, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Barclays and the Bank of England. Key course benefits; - Ranked 6th best in the UK for Economics by the Guardian University Guide 2019. - Experienced staff who have worked as economic advisors, e.g. for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands. - Hands-on experience using a range of market-leading economics and business software packages, from Stata to Bloomberg. - Faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics. - Expert contributions by professionals from industry, sometimes our own alumni, including HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission. - Student-led Economics Society organises social events, visiting speakers and field trips, which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange. - Strong links with employers all over the world to ensure the course is responsive to the needs of potential employment sectors, such as the telecommunications sector (Vodafone) and the IT sector (FDM Group).