Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Key Statistics

Why Economics at Warwick?

3rd out of 78 UK Economics departments in the UK

Warwick Economics is ranked 3rd in the Good University Guide 2019, published by The Times and Sunday Times in September 2018 .

The Good University Guide takes into consideration a number of quality measures, including teaching and research quality, student experience, entry points and graduate prospects. We are pleased to see our scores were particularly high in the area of graduate prospects giving us a total of 99.3%, with only Oxford and Cambridge with higher scores.

4th rank of the Department for research

The Department ranked fourth for GPA x Research Intensity in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

2nd for the proportion of research meriting the top rankings

Rank of the Department for the proportion of research meriting the top rankings (4* and 3*) in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

96% of our research is deemed world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*), placing us joint 2nd with the University of Cambridge ahead of LSE and the University of Oxford.

89% overall Student Satisfaction score in the Department

The Department of Economics achieved an overall student satisfaction score of 89% in the National Student Survey 2019 (82% in 2018 and 90% in 2017) which is extremely positive. The highest scores were achieved for ‘Learning Resources’ (88%) and ‘Organisation and Management’ (86%). 92% of our students said that the course was intellectually stimulating and 90% were pleased with access to course specific resources. There have been some pleasing improvements to our students’ perception of the quality of ‘Assessment and Feedback’; we hope to improve on this further in the coming years.

3rd in the Economics subject tables

Warwick Economics is ranked third in the Complete University Guide 2020 published in April 2019

21 study abroad opportunities

Institutions that offer our undergraduate students study abroad opportunities in Europe, the United States and Australia.

27 students accepted at the Carroll Round

The number of undergraduate students who were accepted to present their RAE work at the Carroll Round in the since 2007.

£9.9 million Research Grants and Contracts

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

86 academic staff, including 23 professors

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.

290 taught Postgraduate Students

Approximate number of postgraduate students enrolled in MSc courses.

65 PhD Students

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

1200 Undergraduate Students

Approximate number of undergraduate students; half of them from outside the EU with over 50 different nationalities.

30 MRes Students

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