• 10th for Economics in The Complete University Guide 2017
  • 11th in the UK for Economics in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
  • EQUIS accredited
  • Unique to Exeter, economic classroom experiments are embedded into modules
  • Flexibility to choose optional modules to suit your interests and career requirements
  • Study or work abroad or gain industrial experience
  • Emphasis on helping you improve your skills for employment

We offer a number of degrees in economics, allowing students to specialise in the areas that interest them most. Our academic staff boast a wide range of research interests, with 72% of economics research deemed world leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014).

In addition to traditional economics modules, you will be exposed to recent behavioural theories that incorporate human limitations to rational decision making. Through our state of the art research laboratory FEELE (Finance and Economics Experiential Laboratory at Exeter), you will also be able to participate in cutting edge research. 

Economics is a technical and rigorous subject and graduates leave equipped with a range of personal skills and a broad education, which make them highly valued by employers. 84% of our economics students go into graduate employment or further study within just six months of graduating (DLHE survey, 2013/14).

Students are given the option to study abroad, or undertake an industrial placement.

While we do not require Mathematics at A level for most of our programmes, you will need to be comfortable with maths. If you are less mathematical, then you should apply for Business Economics, which does not involve intensive mathematical treatment of the subject. There is no requirement for you to have studied economics before coming to us, as we do not assume any prior knowledge of the subject.