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Our Reputation

Created in 1965, the same year as The University of Warwick itself, the Department of Economics has become widely regarded as one of the top economics departments in the UK and Europe.

In just over 50 years since its founding, the department has rocketed to the forefront of both economic research and education in the UK and beyond.

Ranked in the Top 5

We have consistently remained firmly in the 'top 5' for a number of years in leading UK subject league tables, demonstrating our reputation as one of the leading Economics departments in the UK. Globally, we are currently ranked 25th in the QS World University Rankings for Economics and Econometrics, published in March 2020.

Student Satisfaction

The Department of Economics has scored favourably in areas of student satisfaction, teaching and resources in both the annual National Student Survey 2019 (NSS) for undergraduates and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) for postgraduates.



of undergraduate students

were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey 2019 (NSS)


of postgraduate students

were satisfied with the quality of their course in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)



The Department of Economics earned a reputation for being at the forefront of research. We ranked joint second nationally for the percentage of research with the University of Cambridge ahead of LSE and the University of Oxford in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).



in the UK in recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)



of our research is deemed world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*)

in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).


million Research Grants and Contracts

The amount of new research grants and contracts awarded to the Department between 2010/11 - 2015/16.


Student Opportunities

In addition to receiving an outstanding academic education, our students also enjoy a rich and varied range of experiences and opportunities open to them outside of the lecture theatre.

Study abroad

21 institutions that offer our undergraduate students study abroad opportunities.

27 Students accepted at the Carroll Round

An annual economics conference which attracts students from top undergraduate programmes. We were awarded outstanding participant and paper in 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.


most targeted by the largest number of top employers

High Fliers Research 2020


The University of Warwick and our Department is a superb destination attracting students from all around the world, as well as world-leading researchers and top-class teachers.


Undergraduate Students

Approximate number of undergraduate students from over 50 different nationalities.


Taught Postgraduate Students

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PhD Students

Approxmiate number of PhD students who come to Warwick from destinations around the globe.


MRes Students

Approximate number of students enrolled on our unique 2+4 MRes/PhD programme.


Our faculty, from many corners of the world, include pioneers in many areas of economics, e.g. the economics of happiness, international development and economic history


Total number of academic staff