Do you aspire to become an expert in economics? Modern economics is an exciting and challenging subject which, explores the production, distribution and consumption of wealth and resources. You'll cover topics including financial markets, globalisation, international and local trade, consumption and the way government and international policies influence these processes. You’ll also discover more about the political, economic and social issues that affect all our lives. The combination of academic excellence and practical knowledge we encourage on this course will help you stand out when it comes to entering the world of work. Our accomplished and analytically-adept graduates are snapped up for high-flying and varied careers with KPMG, HM Treasury, Ernst and Young, and other private and public sector organisations. * Feel confident and be inspired by a course rated 16th out of 70 in the Guardian League Tables 2013. Our Plymouth Business School was shortlisted for Business School of the Year 2012 in the annual Times Higher Education Awards. * Develop an in-depth knowledge of economics and acquire key analytical and numerical skills. All named awards share a common core syllabus, which stresses the integration of theory and evidence in economic analysis and research. * Discover the political, economic and social issues that affect all our lives with the international relations minor. You’ll be introduced to key events and debates and have the opportunity to study a number of relevant themes and issues. * Tailor your degree to match your interests and your career goals, by studying economics alongside other subjects including business, social sciences and languages. * Apply your skills in a work environment by taking our optional four year degree course, which contains an industrial placement, working full-time for a public or private sector organisation. * Engage with current and past economic students with our Economics Society. Hear talks from visiting academics and professional economists and find out what our graduates are up to now. The Economics Society also awards a graduation prize for best academic paper in the final year. * Think sustainably – in your final year you may choose to take Environmental and Resource Economics and analyse the issue of environmental and resource scarcity and the possible policy responses to market failure. * Open doors to a wide range of career roles including industry economist, financial risk analyst, credit analyst and chartered accountant. Our accomplished and analytically-adept graduates are snapped up for high-flying and varied careers with KPMG, HM Treasury, Ernst and Young, and other private and public sector organisations. Our postgraduate programmes draw many students back to continue their learning.