Do you want to get an insight into global economic phenomena such as Brexit, the banking crisis and the credit crunch? Do you want to understand the role economics plays in every aspect of the world around us? Economics is the study of how markets, firms, and governments facilitate and impact the allocation of resources in society. You’ll learn about microeconomics, looking at the relationship between prices, production, competition and regulation. You’ll also study macroeconomics in detail, exploring economic phenomena such as inflation, global distribution of wealth, international monetary relations, and public policies. We’ll give you a solid foundation in statistics, econometrics and quantitative methods, which will allow you to analyse the design and implementation of economic policy. You’ll also explore the fundamentals of management and financial accounting, as well as expanding your knowledge of the global economy and the global marketplace. High-level employability and research skills are at the heart of this course. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you a unique insight into the careers open to you and help you begin to build networks and contacts. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad as part of your degree, choosing from our partner universities across Europe, Asia, and the USA. By the time you graduate, you’ll have been able to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to launch your career in a wide range of business and leadership roles in the public and private sector. **Graduate opportunities** You’ll graduate with the skills to compete for a role in any of the top employer industries for economics graduates, including investment banking, auditing, consultancy, retail and commercial banking. As an economics graduate, you could work as an account executive, assistant economist, policy adviser, auditor, banking analyst, broker, business and finance consultant, investment analyst, management consultant, project manager, risk analyst, sales analyst, or research associate. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You’ll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. Typical placement opportunities include the London Stock Exchange, major high street banks, brokerage agencies, international trade organisations, and local and national government departments.