Financial crisis. Unemployment. Immigration. Market competition. Economics helps us shape the present and improve our future. Lead by some of the most prominent economists in the field and students coming from across the globe to study, research or work with us, our Department of Economics is ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017). You experience all aspects of economics and mathematics, including micro and macroeconomics, and an introduction to quantitative research methods. Alongside this, BA Economics offers you a large degree of flexibility, giving you freedom to focus on a broad range of areas which inspire you. In your first year you take optional modules from across the social sciences. During your second year, you build on these skills, maintaining the flexibility and choice of modules, and you specialise in areas that you find most interesting in your final year.