Subject Overview

What is Economics?

Economics is a social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of groups and services within societies, governments, business, households and on an individual level. It involves developing, and using conceptual models of behaviour to predict responses to change and aid in decision making. The subject employs ideas and techniques from many other disciplines such as history, sociology, mathematics, statistics and philosophy.

What qualifications do I need if I want to study Economics at University?

To study Economics at university you will need to have studied mathematics at A Level (or equivalent). You should however always check the website of the University/ Department that you are applying to.
, however generally, you will need to have studied mathematics at A Level (or equivalent).

What kind of skills will I gain if I study Economics?

An Economics Degree will provide you with many different skills, such as:
• Understanding complex arguments
• Analysis of practical issues
• Analysing Data
• Communication Skills

What kind of career will I have if I study Economics?

People who have studied Economics follow careers in many different sectors. Many students continue their education and complete Masters degree courses and PhD’s. Many graduates go on to professional training in chartered accountancy, actuarial work and similar fields. Others are employed by financial institutions, or as professional economists in industry, government and management consultancy.

  • Introduction to Economics

    These online resources will introduce you to some perhaps familiar (if you study Economics at school) and then unfamiliar concepts in microeconomic