Economic forces are at play in almost every aspect of modern society, from the taxes we pay and the price of anything we buy to the stability of our government and the demand for products and services.
Economics affects us all, whether it is as students, parents, consumers, workers, producers, politicians or investors.
This course focuses on contemporary economic debate and real-world applications of economics. Whether you choose to pursue a career in banking, investment, retail, accountancy, civil service or management, we aim to give you a solid understanding of key economic concepts, such as supply and demand, developing a range of transferrable skills valued by employers, including enhanced research and analytical skills, the ability to make reasoned and rational decisions and take a ‘big picture’ perspective, considering local, national and international contexts.
As one of the largest Business Schools in Europe, Coventry is rated ‘excellent’ by Eduniversal and the 6th best in the UK for Economics by the Guardian University Guide 2019. You’ll benefit from industry-standard facilities, including the largest academic trading floor in Europe. Our experienced teaching team will share their professional or research expertise, having worked for organisations such as the Financial Service Authority, run national training courses for the Economics Network and published in leading journals, including The International Journal of Economics and Business Research.
This Economics degree is one of three pathways we offer in the field of economics; the others being Business Economics and Financial Economics.
For greater flexibility, all of our Economics degrees have a common first year. This gives you the chance to experience and achieve a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles, along with relevant quantitative techniques and skills, before you make your decision about which area you’d like to specialise in, depending on your interests or career aspirations.