An Economics degree can help to unlock a huge variety of careers, from investment banking and management consultancy to politics and management roles in global organisations.
The BSc Economics degree at Swansea University has an excellent reputation for producing elite graduates, many of whom have progressed to work with world-leading brands such as Barclays, HSBC and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
You will be taught economic theory blended with mathematical and statistical elements. This helps to build the analytical tools, knowledge and techniques needed to thrive in a financially rewarding economics position.
Constantly updated to maintain a modern, real-world relevance, the BSc Economics is equally suitable if you are targeting a career as an economist, if you are open to employment across different economic and financial fields, or if you are considering an extended path of postgraduate studies.
WHY ECONOMICS AT SWANSEA?
- Ranked in the UK Top 10 for Career Prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018)
- Ranked in the UK Top 5 for Graduate Salaries (Complete University Guide 2017)
- 93% of Swansea graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17)
- Ranked in the UK Top 25 for Research Quality (Complete University Guide 2018)
- An industry collaboration hub hosting organisations such as Fujitsu, Greenaway Scott and Pfizer
- A diverse student body from over 60 different countries
- Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus
YOUR ECONOMICS EXPERIENCE
Economics at Swansea is a flexible degree giving you the chance to study abroad for a year, or work in industry for a year. These personally character-building opportunities can further shape your skill-set and broaden your horizons when it comes to finding employment.
Our flagship degree gives you a robust understanding of modern economic principles and contemporary issues.
Early teaching delivers a comprehensive base of knowledge encompassing micro and macro economics, statistics, finance, accounting and methodology.
In later years you have greater module choice, covering specialist areas of economic development and mathematics.
Teaching at Swansea is partly informed by research and our staff have hands-on experience of theory and practice, meaning you can benefit from their academic expertise and real-world know-how.
During your time with us, you will also have full access to our cutting edge video and digital content creation suite and state-of-the-art facilities at the School of Management, including the Fujitsu Innovation Hub and presentation rooms.
ECONOMICS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Economics graduates from Swansea are poised for financially rewarding and mentally challenging employment opportunities.
Whether you target the pressured energy of a trading floor or the credibility of becoming an authority on business trends, this degree will make you a strong candidate for any graduate employer. Your future job title could be any of the following:
- Analyst, Researcher
- Government Adviser
- Management Consultant
- Derivatives Trader
- Financial Analyst