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.
Subject League Tables
We have consistently ranked 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.
The Department of Economics has scored favourably in areas of student satisfaction, teaching and resources in both the annual National Student Survey (NSS) for undergraduates and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) for postgraduates.
98% of UK Undergraduate Students
were in high skilled employment* within 15 months of graduating in 2018 from Warwick, according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey (which replaced the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey) published in June 2020.
*Contains HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Visit HESA website for more information about the survey.
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.
30 Students accepted at the Carroll Round
The Carroll Round is an annual economics conference which attracts students from top undergraduate programmes.
3rd most targeted by top graduate employers
Warwick students are targeted by the largest number of top graduate employers, published by High Fliers in 2020.
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 latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.
Ranked 4th in the UK
in the most recent Research Excellence Framework
96% of our research
is deemed world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*)
Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2014.
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.
The University of Warwick and our Department is also a superb destination attracting students from all around the world.
- 44% of our students are from the United Kingdom
- 16% of our students are from the rest of Europe
- 40% of our students are from the rest of the World
*based Undergraduate student cohort in 2019-20.
Postgraduate Taught Students
- 8% of our students are from the United Kingdom
- 9% of our students are from the rest of Europe
- 83% of our students are from the rest of the World
*based on Postgraduate Taught cohort 3 year average in 2019-20.
Postgraduate Research Students
- 12% of our students are from the United Kingdom
- 25% of our are from the rest of Europe
- 63% of our are from the rest of the World
*based Postgraduate Research cohort in 2019-20.
Our Academic Faculty
- 18% of our Academic faculty are from the United Kingdom
- 44% of our Academic faculty are from the rest of Europe
- 38% of our Academic faculty are from the rest of the World
*as of August 2020.