From Brexit and the Bedroom tax, to wages and wealth, environment and energy to health and homelessness, economists have rarely held such influence in the direction and debate of issues affecting the globe. At Aberystwyth, our Economics degrees focus on a wide range of issues impacting everyday life and we will ensure that you develop the valuable analytical, numerical, data analysis and problem-solving skills to ensure that you understand how people, businesses, institutions and governments make decisions, and the implications of such decisions on individuals and society.

  • Gain real world industry perspectives through guest lecturers
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Economics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Opportunity to participate in business competitions

Why study Economics at Aberystwyth University?

  • Taught by economic researchers you will develop valuable analytical, numerical, data analysis and problem-solving skills, which will allow you to understand how people, businesses, institutions and governments make decisions, and the impacts of such decisions on individuals and society.  
  • You will enhance your career opportunities through our partnerships with business, industry and commerce. 
“I enjoy learning about how the economy works. How money isn't just printed out at any time, but is controlled by the government. Economics allows me to understand the fundamental problems that all societies face. Moreover, it focuses on the interaction of the market and people, how economic agents behave or interact, and how the economy works.”
 Fon Yih Young Fon Yih Young BSc Economics
“Business Economics provides a student not only with an in-depth understanding of both micro and macroeconomic principles, but combines other essential core elements relevant to the understanding of both modern, postmodern, and current international global economic issues. ”
Paul Michael Simpson Paul Michael Simpson BSc Business Economics


A degree in Economics provides you with opportunities in areas such as policy analysis or government administration in the public sector, banking and finance sector or within the private sector.  

Other career paths include non-government organisations (NGOs) and voluntary organisations. Our graduates have gone on to work in the Government Economic Services, HM Treasury, British Council, FDM Group, Nexus Financial Consulting and Kiva. 


Refinitiv Workspace is embedded in a number of core modules across the Business School. It provides company account information, news and analytics and simulates the trading environment. 

Training is also provided on Sage accounting software and the use of Excel. 


The research conducted within Aberystwyth Business School informs economics teaching on aspects relating to international trade and business, development economics and policy analysis, labour and regional economics, rural and agricultural economics, the economics of ecology and environment and applied econometrics, meaning that you will be taught the latest ideas and concepts.  

Study or Work Abroad

Aberystwyth University offers every student the opportunity to study, volunteer or work in another country either for an academic year, a single semester, or a few weeks during your holidays.

Find more information on our Global Opportunities webpages.

Studying through the medium of Welsh

Aberystwyth University prides itself on being a bilingual University. As a leading Welsh university, we are proud to offer dedicated support services and Halls of Residence for Welsh-speaking students, encouraging the sense of community and the feeling of a home away from home. Qualifying students will automatically receive the University's Welsh-medium scholarships and can also apply for Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol scholarships. Find out more about our Welsh Medium Scholarships here.