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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.

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 4th in the Good University Guide 2021

Published by the Times and Sunday Times in September 2020.

Ranked 25th in the QS World University Rankings 2020

For Economics and Econometrics, published by the QS World Rankings in 2020.

Ranked 4th in the Complete University Guide 2021

Published by the Complete University Guide in 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 (NSS) for undergraduates and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) for postgraduates.

 

91% of Undergraduate students

reported that they were satisfied with the quality of their course in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

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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

 

 

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.

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.

Opportunities to Study Abroad

21 institutions that offer our undergraduate students study abroad opportunities.

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.

 

Research

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
(REF), 2014.

 

96% of our research

is deemed world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*)
Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2014.

Ranked 5th in Europe

in the Tilburg University Worldwide Economics Schools Research Rankings based on research contribution, 2015-2019.

 

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

*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
  • 44% of our students are from the United Kingdom
  • 16% of our are from the rest of Europe
  • 40% 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.