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Career Options

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Our degree programmes have been developed to provide you with a set of skills that will enable you to compete for existing and emerging roles across a variety of professions. Your options are varied across a range of industries, from working in the United Nations to advising small businesses on issues that will affect the local community.

You will also learn valuable transferable skills that will help you with your employment prospects through skills including:

  • Analytical and problem solving: Through your study of economic principles and models, you’ll learn how to extract the essential features of complex systems, providing useable frameworks for evaluation.
  • Critical thinking: Assess arguments, make judgements, formulate reasoned debates and generate feasible solutions.
  • Communication: Develop advanced communication skills that enable you to communicate with a variety of audiences and in different settings.
  • Research: An integrated programme of research skills training, teaching you how to source, evaluate and use different forms of information and data.
  • Organisational: Through a rigorous assessment schedule and a compulsory dissertation module in your final year, you’ll learn the essentials of time management, prioritisation and how to be well organised.
  • Team working: You’ll have plenty of opportunities to work with others and nurture your emotional intelligence, developing a professional attitude.

The University also has a comprehensive careers department that will offer you practical advice on writing a CV, job interview advice and placements.

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