5 reasons to study economicsThere are many benefits to studying a degree in economics:
1. Understand the world and current events
Studying economics gives students an insight into how political decisions and the wider world are influenced by the abundance or scarcity of resources. You will also get a better understanding of how economics drives government policies and other current events.
2. Real-world skills
Economics students will develop a wide range of theoretical skills that are applicable to the real world and current events. This gives graduates a broad base on which to develop their career, either academically or professionally.
3. Strong graduate prospects
The scope and real-life applications learnt during an economics degree give graduates excellent prospects when they complete their degree. Economics graduates earn higher than average salaries and are in demand by employers across a wide range of industries.
4. Gain a wide range of knowledge
Studying economics means you will learn about a range of subjects that will give you a number of opportunities. An economics degree covers aspects of politics, sociology, psychology, history, mathematics, business, finance and international relations.
Why study economics at the University of Surrey?
If you choose to study economics at the University of Surrey you will be based at the Surrey School of Economics.
Ranked 6th for research intensity in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, the School is a well-respected institution which advises governments and other large organisations and publishes in leading peer-reviewed journals. It also well-known for quality teaching and has some of the highest student satisfaction amongst UK economics departments in the UK.
Undergraduate students have the option to take part in the Professional Training Year programme during the second year of your degree. The placement is an opportunity for you to understand how what you have learned applies to the real world and allows you to gain vital work experience in your chosen field that will help you stand out to potential employers.
Economics students have taken placements at world-renowned institutions, including:
- Bank of England
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- The Walt Disney Company
Degree options at the University of Surrey
There are a range of undergraduate economics degrees you could progress to after studying the relevant pathway at the University of Surrey International Study Centre:
- Economics BSc (Hons)
- Business Economics BSc (Hons)
- Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)
- Economics and Mathematics BSc (Hons)
- Politics and Economics BSc (Hons)