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Find out about the range of course options in Economics

Why Study Economics?

A degree in Business Economics will appeal to anyone who wishes to study economic issues at local, national and international levels, while developing practical skills in business, finance and management which will subsequently be attractive to employers in both the private and public sectors.

Our course offers you the opportunity to combine a core programme of study in economics with a wide selection of optional modules in business, finance and management. By including a core microeconomics and macroeconomics component with a specialism focusing on the economic context of business decision making, you will develop an awareness of applications of economics in areas including business management, finance and public policy. 

Our degree in Financial Economics offers you the opportunity to study economics within a real-world context, developing strong analytical skills and a career-relevant qualification in economics and its application to global finance. The course includes core components in economics and finance.  The finance component provides in-depth coverage of topics such as the financial system, financial markets and products, the financing of companies and the role of investment.


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Student video profile - William Overton-Smith

William is studying Business Economics with International Experience. He tells us about his year abroad in Spain and his life as a student in Bangor.


Chief UK Economist, Deutsche Bank, London

”Bangor provided me with a solid academic grounding in economics and business. What I learned at Bangor I still use today in my position as Chief UK Economist at Deutsche Bank in London."

Career Opportunities in Economics

Understanding how people, companies, and countries control their money is one of the most valuable skills to any employer.

There are careers that use specific knowledge of economics, for example banks, insurance, accountancy firms, businesses and in government. These jobs may involve identifying financial risks or making decisions about where a company or a government should invest its resources in the future, or even how to design a bidding platform for eBay. There are also roles for economists in think tanks and consultancies that advise governments and companies on public policy, such as how to deal with the Greek debt crisis.

More broadly, an Economics degree helps prepare you for careers that require numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills – for example in business planning, marketing, research and management. Economics helps you to think strategically and make decisions to optimise the outcome.

Our Research in Economics

Bangor Business School is a name synonymous with research excellence. We scored a GPA of 2.81 in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), with 68% of our research output published in 3* or 4* journals. We're also ranked 26th in the UK in terms of research intensity-weighted GPA results (REF 2014), which reflects the high proportion of research-active staff within the School.

Our research expertise is split into four clusters:

Academic staff regularly undertake high-level consultancy and research work for external organisations and their research is published in leading academic journals, and their books and research report reach a worldwide audience.

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