Undergraduate courses in Economics
Economics is vital to understanding the challenging and turbulent times we live in. And with today’s news headlines dominated by issues of economic uncertainty, unemployment, unstable global financial markets, now is an exciting – and truly fascinating – time to study Economics.
As one of the UK's Top-10 business schools - ranked 10th in the UK for Economics (Times/Sunday Times 2016), our graduates are highly employable and enjoy excellent starting salaries.
- All our courses offer the opportunity to include a year on professional placement or studying abroad to help you stand out to employers
- 97% of our 2015 Economics graduates who are employed are in professional/managerial roles, 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2015).
- The average salary for employed Economics graduates from 2015 is £28,000+, 6 months after graduating (DHLE 2015)
- Loughborough is one of the Top-15 universities most targeted by leading employers (The Graduate Market in 2016, High Fliers Research)
We also pride ourselves on offering an unforgettable student experience from the quality of teaching and facilities through to pastoral support. In the latest National Student Survey (2015), Loughborough is among the Top-5 in the UK for academic support in Economics.*
(Based on mean score, NSS 2015)
The School currently offers seven complementary courses in Economics:
So what do economists do?
They help us better understand how markets operate and the impact of government policy by using computer-based statistical models to analyse data, develop theories and logical predictions, and then test these. They help us as a society to better understand how to use the resources we have.
You will be taught by academics who act as advisors and consultants to governments around the world. This means you benefit from the very latest best practice and research. You will develop key skills that employers seeks out, such as critical evaluation, statistical analysis, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
You can choose to extend your degree and boost your employability by opting to study abroad for a year between the second and final year of your degree or by taking a year-long, salaried professional placement to build your work experience.
This can be done as a one-year study abroad option, a one-year placement, or six-months of each. Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.
To find out about University Open Days, fee and funding information and to view a copy of the current prospectus visit the University's prospective students section.