I want to work in Economics
- A Bachelor's degree in Economics (single-honours or joint honours containing at least 50% of economics modules), ideally with a strong quantitative element.
- A degree in another subject plus one of the postgraduate “conversion courses” listed below
- A Masters degree in Economics
What do economists do?
Economists provide specialist advice to organisations in the public, finance, manufacturing political and other sectors. They apply economic theory and knowledge to analyse data, forecast future trends and recommend ways to improve efficiency or plan future activities.
For detailed profiles of an economist, see:
How do I become and economist
You will need:
A large number of economics’ graduates will find employment in the Government Economic Service. Economics graduates are also employed by banks, think tanks, NGOs, insurance/ accountancy firms and multinational companies and consultancies. Most economic consultancies will require a postgraduate degree and a much higher proportion of Masters graduates will enter specialised economist roles.