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Economics plays a part in every aspect of modern life, investigating the choices of consumers and corporations, groups and governments, networks and nations. It uses scientific methods to develop theoretical models of behaviour and tests intuition and empirical analysis of markets, institutions and public policy.


We offer an advanced, internationally-focused education that is both intellectually demanding and professionally relevant.

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Aimed at students without a background in economics, our Diploma provides training in core components of modern economic analysis and quantitative methods.

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An unbeatable combination of core studies, specialist options and the value of conducting academic research with guidance from experts in the field.

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Providing a thorough understanding of research techniques and in-depth appreciation of the principle concerns for researchers.

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Economics in Numbers

We are at the forefront of economic research and education in the UK and beyond. We rank consistently near the top in all UK league tables and are 25th in the world QS Subject Rankings. Warwick has also been ranked second for research rated ‘world-leading' or ‘internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. Teaching in the Department is strongly research-led, which means you’ll be learning from some of the best-known and most original academics in the UK.

1st in the Good University Guide 2023

*Published by the Times and Sunday Times September 2022

4th in the Complete University Guide 2023

*Published by the Complete University Guide in June 2022

25th in the QS World Subject Rankings 2022

*For Economics and Econometrics

2nd in Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

for research excellence in The Times Higher Education rankings

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Why Economics at Warwick?

We’re really proud of our consistently high rankings, but we know that as a top student all of your university choices will be world-renowned. So what else can Warwick offer you?

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An Outstanding Student Experience

On top of an advanced education in Economics, at Warwick we offer many extra-curricular activities to enrich your student experience, including guest lectures, student conferences and social events.

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Excellence in Research

We aim to engage in innovative research which extends the frontiers of the discipline, contributing to a deeper understanding of how modern economies function and how they can adapt to future challenges.

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A Distinct Career Advantage

We attract students from all around the world due to our reputation for offering rigorous and exciting training, and the fact that so many employers are keen to work with our graduates.