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Economics at university The Economics Network Supporting teachers of economics
Introduction to economics Most undergraduate economists do not study economics at GSCE or A-level. The Economics Network provides a number of resources to help introduce students to university economics. These include: Some fun and interesting economic books and gamesfun and interesting A competition to get students to think more deeply on an emotive area of economicscompetition Videos showing interesting applications of economic theory Videos
What is Economics? Economics is neither an art or a science subject. It is both. Any student, whether they are numerical or analytical, should consider economics for their bachelors degree.
Economics at university The Networks Why Study Economics website has a section which informs future students about what economics is like at university, by using views and opinions from current and past economic students.section The Network also has a series of videos and films which shows A- level students what they can expect from their economics degree and university life in general.videosfilms Finally, the Studying Economics website has a number of pages dedicated to the different modules available to economic students.number of pages
140 UCAS points Some institutions require applicants to have A level maths, but most do not. This makes economics available to every student.require Entry requirements
The benefits of economics SkillsSkills developed on an economics bachelors degree include: statistical techniques and interpretation;interpretation essay writingessay writing; problem-solvingproblem-solving; and presentation.presentation These make economists highly desirable in the job market.
Career prospects for economists Many students with a degree in economics will apply to work in the financial services industry. These firms pay very high salaries to graduates. However, this leads to fierce competition.financial services
Other career destinations
Salaries Economics is a valuable subject to study at A-level as well as for a first degree.