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.
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.
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.