- 10th for Economics in The Complete University Guide 2020
- 13th in the UK for Economics in The Times and The Sunday Times 2019
- Unique economics classroom experiments embedded into selected modules
- 88.3% of our Economics students go into graduate employment or further study within six months of graduating
- EQUIS accredited
- Study or work abroad or gain industrial experience with a year's salaried work placement
- 72% of research world leading or internationally excellent
Economics is the study of how individuals, firms, markets, governments and other institutions combine to produce and distribute goods and services in order to achieve desired outcomes for society, and how effective they are in doing so.
The application of economic theory has also evolved to explore contemporary issues such as the causes and impact of the financial crisis and the proposed solutions, the effects of trade, globalisation, corruption and climate change on economic development. Each of our five undergraduate Economics degree programmes combine high academic standards with rewarding career prospects.
You will have flexibility to choose optional modules to suit your interests and career requirements, and the opportunity to study overseas or undertake a period of industrial experience.
An important part of our teaching strategy in Economics, and unique to our Business School, is the regular use of teaching experiments in our lectures and tutorials. In fact, the use of economic classroom experiments is embedded into many economics modules as we believe the best way to think like an economist is to act like one. You might, for instance, participate as a buyer or seller in a market experiment; as a bidder in an auction experiment; or as a firm in an oligopoly experiment.
In addition to traditional economic models, you will also be exposed to recent behavioural theories that incorporate human limitations to rational decision making. For example, you will discuss the merits and effectiveness of nudging, the desire to help people make better choices about wealth, and happiness in the most cost effective way. Through our state of the art research laboratory FEELE (Finance and Economics Experimental 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 valuable range of personal skills and a broad education.
Students wishing to pursue a programme with a high mathematical content should consider Economics, Economics and Finance or Economics and Econometrics, and those wanting less mathematical content should consider Business Economics or Economics and Politics.
There is no requirement for you to have studied economics before coming to us, as we will not assume any prior knowledge.
Degrees in Exeter
- BSc Economics
- BSc Business Economics
- BSc Economics with Econometrics
- BSc Economics and Finance
- BSc Economics and Politics
- BSc Economics with European Study
- BSc Economics with International Study
- BSc Economics with Industrial Experience
- BSc Business Economics with European Study
- BSc Business Economics with International Study
- BSc Business Economics with Industrial Experience
- BSc Economics with Econometrics with European Study
- BSc Economics with Econometrics with International Study
- BSc Economics with Econometrics with Industrial Experience
- BSc Economics and Finance with European Study
- BSc Economics and Finance with International Study
- BSc Economics and Finance with Industrial Experience
- BSc Economics and Politics with European Study
- BSc Economics and Politics with International Study
- BSc Economics and Politics with Industrial Experience
- BSc Mathematics with Economics
- Flexible Combined Honours Degrees