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Economics Courses


£150 million invested in facilities in the last 10 years
number 1 university in the East Midlands for graduate employment


The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 Top 20 university for teaching quality

As a business economist, you’ll make decisions that count. A new product launch, a venture into overseas markets, the introduction of innovative technology - all benefit from the skills, vision and analytical thinking of the economist.

In the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, we nurture bold, forward-thinking economists who can bring strategy, efficiency and change to any organisation, whether it’s an international business, a government department or a charity.

You’ll apply latest economic theory to solve real problems for real businesses. You’ll harness up-to-the-minute data and analytical tools in our brand new Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab. You’ll be challenged by work placements, consultancy projects, business panel debates and trading competitions.

“The lecturers are great”

“The lecturers are great; constantly making myself and others on the course feel welcome and available to get help whenever needed. I would highly recommend both the course and University.”

University Trading Challengee win

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This is Economics

  • Gain hands on experience using the same information and technology relied on by financial professionals all over the world, in our brand new Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab
  • We’re partnered with businesses and other organisations - regionally, nationally and internationally - to bring you into contact with influential figures in the vanguard of the profession. Guest lectures by business leaders and policy-makers take you behind the headlines. Our expert staff include researchers who are shedding new light on the pressing issues facing economists today
  • An Economics degree adds prestige to your CV, boosts your earning power and opens doors to a lucrative career anywhere in the world. With its friendly learning community and staff dedicated to your success, Derby is the ideal place to launch that career.

What our Economics graduates do

Economics graduates are always in demand, so there is lots of potential for you to achieve your ambitions.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Consultancy
  • Researcher
  • Customer Insight Officer.