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I want to work in Economics

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    What do economists do?

    How do I become and economist

      You will need:

      • 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

      plus (ideally)

      • A Masters degree in Economics

      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.


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Last Updated: 09/09/2019