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University of the Year for Graduate Employment

An MSc in Economics provides a logical and rigorous perspective on human behaviour which is valued by a wide-range of employers around the world, in banking, business, consulting, government and academia. Former MSc students from Nottingham are spread around the globe, working in academia, government, and the private sector.

The University of Nottingham is consistently one of the top choices for graduate recruitment among UK employers in the annual High Fliers report. We are also University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

 

90% postgraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £29,500 with the highest being £32,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
 

What kind of jobs do MSc students go onto?

A very wide range:

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Analyst
  • Assistant fund manager
  • Auditor
  • Banker
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Tax Manager
  • Correspondent
  • Data Analyst
  • Derivatives Settlement Officer
  • Development advisor
  • Director of Forecasting
  • Econometrician
  • Economist
  • Forecaster
  • Financial Analyst
  • FX Trader
  • Financial Manager
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Lecturer
  • Freelance economics writer
  • Health Economist
  • Macro-prudential policy advisor
  • Management accountant
  • Management consultant
  • Maths teacher
  • Oil trader
  • PhD student
  • Planning officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Public Finance Analyst
  • Reseach Assistant
  • Research Fellow
  • Risk assessor
  • Sales manager
  • Sourcing manager
  • Transfer pricing manager
 
 

What kind of firms do MSc students work for?

In the private sector, Nottingham MSc students work or have worked for:

  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg
  • B.A.T.
  • Capital Economics
  • Capital One
  • Caterpillar
  • Citibank
  • Deloitte (France, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, UK, India)
  • Dell
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Direct Line
  • Ernst & Young
  • Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Frontier Economics
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • High Speed 2
  • IBM
  • IMG
  • Ikano Bank
  • Invesco
  • Investec
  • JP Morgan
  • John Lewis
  • KPMG
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Maxwell Stamp
  • Moody's
  • NERA Consulting
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Oxera Consulting
  • Oxford Economics
  • Pearson
  • Philips
  • Porsche
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PwC (UK, Lithuania, Malaysia and Nigeria)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Ryanair
  • Sainsbury's
  • Santander
  • Schroders
  • Shell
  • Sky
  • Standard & Poor's
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Swiss Re
  • Tesla
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Thyssen Krup
  • UBS
  • Virgin Media
  • Wells Fargo
 

In the public sector:

  • Bank of England
  • British Council
  • Competition and Markets Authority
  • Department for International Development
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Home Office
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • HM Treasury
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • National Grid
  • Office for National Statistics
 

In international organisations:

  • The World Bank
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • European Central Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • International Labour Organisation
  • OECD
  • Central Banks around the world (including Abu Dhabi, Ireland, Kenya, the Bahamas, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam)
  • Statistics Austria
  • Competition Authority (Kenya)
  • Ministry of Finance (Malta)
  • Internal Revenue (Papua New Guinea)
  • Ministry of Education (Mauritius)
  • Board of Investment (Mauritius)
  • Development Bank (Cyprus)
 
 

What about pursuing an academic career?

Our MSc students have completed, or are undertaking, PhDs around the world. Examples include:

  • Milan
  • Erasmus (Rotterdam)
  • Goethe Universität (Frankfurt)
  • Martin Luther Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)
  • Jaume I (Spain)
  • LSE
  • Stockholm
  • Swedish Institute for Social Research
  • Navarra (Spain)
  • Bari (Italy)
  • Paris 1 Sorbonne
  • Arkansas
  • Bologna (Italy)
  • Bristol
  • California San Diego
  • Cambridge
  • East Anglia
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Hamburg
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • Loughborough
  • Mannheim
  • Newcastle
  • North Carolina
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford
  • Pittsburgh
  • Salford
  • St Andrews
  • Surrey
  • Utah
  • Warwick
  • York
  • Zurich
  • Wageningen University (Netherlands)
  • Washington State University
 

After completing their PhDs our MSc students have gone onto research and teaching positions in universities in the UK, Europe and further afield. For example:

  • Research Associate (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Lecturer (Essex Business School)
  • Lecturer (Ramkhamhaeng University Thailand)
  • Lecturer (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
  • Lecturer (Hamburg University of Applied Sciences)
  • Research Officer (Institute for Development Studies)
  • Research Assistant (Nottingham University Business School)
  • Senior Lecturer (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Lecturer (Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria)
  • Research Assistant (Swansea Centre for Health Economics)
  • Researcher (University of Göttingen)
  • Lecturer (University of Manchester)
  • Research Fellow (University of Nottingham)
  • Teaching Assistant (University of Nottingham Ningbo)
  • Senior Lecturer (University of Sheffield)
  • Research Fellow (University of Warwick)
  • Postdoc (University of Monash Australia)
  • Lecturer (University Jean Monnet Saint Etienne France)
  • Assistant Professor (University of Delhi)
  • Assistant Lecturer (University of Derby)
  • Research Assistant (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • Research Economist (Institute of Education)
  • Assistant Professor (University of Konstanz)
  • Teaching Assistant (University of North Carolina)
  • Lecturer (University of Plymouth)
  • Research Fellow (University of Reading)
  • Lecturer (University of Sheffield)
  • Assistant Professor (University of Surrey)
  • Lecturer (University of Mauritius)
 
 

 

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