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.
94.5% of graduates* leaving economics courses in the 2016/17 academic year secured work or further study within six months of graduating.
16% of economics graduates* from the 2016/17 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.
*UK full-time first degree graduates seeking employment or further study.
In addition to your subject knowledge, the degree equips you with key employability skills such as:
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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.
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Our economics graduates secure professional positions across a diverse range of employment sectors, but the key sectors of employment for our graduates are:
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