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Our Reputation

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.

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.

Ranked 2nd in the Good University Guide 2022

Published by the Times and Sunday Times in September 2021

Ranked 4th in the Complete University Guide 2023

Published by the Complete University Guide in June 2022

Student Satisfaction

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.

82.6% of Undergraduates students

reported that they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2021.

92% of Postgraduate students

reported that they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2019.

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Graduate Outcomes

92% of Economics Undergraduate students

were in graduate level work, graduate level study or both* within 15 months of successful course completion from Warwick in 2018/19.

Median earnings for Warwick's 2018/19 Economics graduates who were working full-time in the UK, was £34,000*

89% of Economics Postgraduate Taught students

went on to graduate-level work, graduate-level study or both* within 15 months of successful course completion from Warwick in 2018/19*

*Derived from the Graduate Outcomes Survey. Contains HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2021. HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.

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.

Research

We have 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 2nd in the UK

for research excellence, in Times Higher Education rankings based on results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 2021.

99% of our research

has been rated world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 2021.

International Dimensions

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.

Undergraduate Students

  • 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

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

Postgraduate Research Students

  • 12% of our students are from the United Kingdom
  • 25% of our students are from the rest of Europe
  • 63% of our students are from the rest of the World

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

*Data based on Department cohort over a 3 year average in 2019-20.