Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

School of Business and Economics

Undergraduate study

  • Best Student Experience in the UK 2016

    Best Student Experience in the UK 2016

    Loughborough University has been named the UK's best student experience by the Times Higher Education (THE), as voted for by students.

  • Top-10 UK business school

    Top-10 UK business school

    7th for Business Studies, 7th for Finance and Accounting, and 10th for Economics (The Times, 2016).

  • Salaried professional placements

    Salaried professional placements

    All of our undergraduate students can spend a year on placement, typically with one of the 400+ organisations we work with around the globe.

  • Study abroad for up to a year

    Study abroad for up to a year

    Our undergraduate students can choose to spend a year studying abroad or combine 6-months abroad with a 6-month professional placement.

  • Hear from our students

    Hear from our students

    Hear what our students and alumni have to say about their courses, placement and study abroad schemes, and the Loughborough Experience.

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 unemployment, recession and 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 - 10th for Economics in The Times (2016) - we have a reputation among employers for producing highly employable graduates with higher than average starting salaries.

93% of our 2014 Economics graduates were in professional/managerial job rolls 6 months after graduating, and earning on average £24,600 as a starting salary - DLHE 2014).

Our graduates are so highly regarded by a wide range of employers that in the 2015 Graduate Market Review (High Fliers) Loughborough was listed as the 15th most targeted university by recruiters.*

*Source: High Fliers Research, ‘The Graduate Market in 2015’, January 2015

The School currently offers seven complementary courses in Economics:

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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.

More information

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.

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