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Studying economics at The University of Nottingham provides you with a firm foundation for your future career. Economics as a subject is valued by employers in many sectors and our graduates do especially well in the economics and financial sector.

93% of graduates leaving economics courses in the 2015/16 academic year secured work or futher study within six months of graduating.

14% of economics graduates from the 2015/16 academic year enrolled in further study within six months of graduating.  Our graduates are very successful in accessing taught and research opportunities, especially in aspects of economics, finance and management.

What skills have I developed during my economics degree?

In addition to your subject knowledge, the degree equips you with key employability skills such as:

  • numeracy
  • problem-solving
  • critical judgement
  • strategic thinking
  • commercial and political awareness
  • adaptability
  • communication skills
  • language skills (if combined with a modern language)
 

What careers and further study options have graduates gone on to?

Economics students graduating in the summer of 2016 faced a very competitive market and a high standard of applications.

Approximately one third of large recruiter opportunities are filled by graduates who have already worked for the organisations through internships or placements. Gaining relevant experience during your studies has an increasing impact on success in the recruitment process.

Our economics graduates continued to be successful in sourcing professional, well-paid positions in major companies and organisations.

Top 10 companies employing our graduates

1. PricewaterhouseCoopers 6. EY
2. Deloitte 7. Grant Thornton
3. Barclays 8. Goldman Sachs
4. KPMG 9. Bank of America
5. Royal Bank of Scotland 10. Citibank  

 

Our economics graduates secure professional positions across a diverse range of employment sectors, but the key sectors of employment for our  graduates are:

  • accountancy and professional services (including taxation)
  • investment banking and management
  • management, business and economic consultancies
  • IT and communication technology
  • public sector

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Becoming an economist

More graduate careers

Royal Economic Society - careers pages

 

 

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