This qualification will equip you with the core skills of policy relevance needed to engage with current and vitally important social issues that have economic aspects such as health, social and global inequalities, environmental sustainability and migration.
You will develop the ability to demonstrate core employability skills at an advanced level, including numeracy, information literacy, collaborative work and independent research skills. Moreover, since topics such as the functioning of markets, the behaviour of economic agents, and decision-making under conditions of risk are inherent, economics modules strongly deliver the awareness of business and customers that employers seek.
Qualifications in economics are inherently attractive to employers because of the various skills learned by graduates, including analytical thinking, model building, numeracy and data analysis. What do Graduates do? 2023 reports that "Economics graduates who had undertaken significant further study had the highest average salaries."
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