Career Prospects

Our Masters programmes are designed to equip you with the tool-kit of a modern professional economist: a thorough working knowledge of advanced empirical and theoretical techniques and concepts along with the computing skills needed to employ them. In addition, the unique way of thinking that economists develop has wide application and value in many careers outside of economics.

Recent graduates have taken jobs in the City, or as economists in the private sector (e.g. consultancy, insurance) and in government departments in the UK and abroad, at the Chinese Central Bank and major Chinese private sector banks and as economists at international organisations like the OECD. Other graduates have continued their studies as PhD students, some of whom have gone on to work in academia.

Most of our students study here because they wish to improve their career prospects and we maintain close links with the University's Careers Service. The University's Careers Service provides an integrated guidance, information and vacancy service for all students and recent graduates of the University. There is a specialist careers adviser to assist Economics students.

The Careers Service has:

  • A wide range of centrally-held events including employer-led presentations and skills-development sessions, plus a programme of talks, workshops and careers fairs
  • A Careers Adviser linked to the Department of Economics who supports students with aspects of career development
  • Careers information and a comprehensive website with details of graduate and professional careers, further postgraduate study and other options
  • Student Jobs and Work Experience - a dedicated unit helping students to find part-time, voluntary and vacation work to gain valuable work experience