David Pritchard

David Pritchard, Careers Consulant for Economics

What can I do with my degree?


The Career Zone have produced a guide: Careers for Economics graduates

With an Economics degree from the University of Exeter, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate government policy and assess performance against home and global economies
  • Apply mathematical and statistical analysis to qualitative and quantitative data
  • Present findings and explain complex data to a wide range of audiences
  • Perform confidently in group discussions and produce a high standard of written technical and non-technical materials
  • Make logical recommendations whilst considering the wider social and political influences
  • Use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills – including word processing, databases, internet communications, information retrieval and online searches

The skills, expertise and knowledge gained from an undergraduate degree in Economics are important if you want to pursue a career as an economist, statistician, financial risk analyst or actuarial consultant.  It will also give you excellent transferable skills that can make you appealing to a wide range of employers, as well as preparing you for further study. 

These are the kind of jobs, employers, and further study programmes that our recent Economics graduates have gone on to successfully pursue:

Exeter has an excellent reputation with graduate recruiters and our students and graduates compete very successfully in the employment market. Many employers target the University when recruiting new graduates.

University of Exeter Links

Professional Institutions and Organisations relating to Economics

Economics in the Workplace

Links to job options, career areas, contacts and resources;

Broader information can be found on our Sector Page relating to Financial Services