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Careers and Employability

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Careers and Employability

Completing an Economics MSc is a great way to enhance your career prospects, and the high quality reputation of our courses makes our graduates highly sought after by employers.

Key Data


for Graduate Prospects

in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022


for Graduate Prospects

in the Complete University Guide 2022


of Economics PGT students

were undertaking further study (with or without work)*


of Economics PGT students

went onto graduate-level work, study or both*

* Within 15 months of successful course completion from Warwick in 2019/20. Derived from the Graduate Outcomes survey published in July 2022. Contains HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2022. HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.

Career Planning and Support

We believe that whilst studying your MSc, you will acquire a range of subject knowledge, cognitive skills, and professional skills. Employability skills such as communication, planning and teamwork can also be developed by active involvement in extra-curricular activities, as well as enhanced language skills and cultural awareness for international students. There are also plenty of opportunities to develop many of the attributes required by employers during your time at Warwick, including:

economics students in the library

Career Workshops

Join dedicated career workshops for economics students that cover some of the popular career options and the skills required for these; effective job applications and other aspects of career choice development.

Career Guidance Appointments

Access career guidance appointments within the Department. These can be useful no matter what stage you are at in your career thinking. You can also attend appointment to access support on your CV and application.

Career Fairs

Career Fairs that are attended by a range of employers and institutions are organised during Autumn Term. You can also attend Sector Events in late Autumn and Spring Term.


'Prospects' the national careers website for University students and recent graduates, is a useful resource and includes a list of job areas and job vacancies. Also see Target Jobs and milkround.

economics students at pop-up event


You can also take advantage of networking opportunities such as e-mentoring and LinkedIn groups, where you can make contact with a substantial group of current alumni who are keen to share information about their fields and careers.

Further Development

View further development opportunities available to our students on our Student Experience webpages.

Student Experience

Career Pathways

Our MSc students go onto do great things; working in government public policy settings and in private-sector businesses as specialist economists. Some of our recent graduates have gone onto roles in a range of sectors including consultancy, finance, banking or in further academic research.

Graduate Job Titles

Some of the positions our MSc graduates have secured include:

  • Analyst
  • Bank Clerk
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Economist
  • Intern
  • Management Trainee
  • MRes/PhD Economics
  • PhD Economics
  • Product Manager
  • Research Assistant

Graduate Employers

Some of the organisations our MSc graduates have gone on to include:

  • Bank of China
  • China Merchants Bank
  • Deloitte
  • European Central Bank
  • Frontier Economics
  • HM Treasury
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • World Trade Organisation
  • University of Cambridge

Beyond Warwick

At Warwick, your connection doesn't end when you graduate. Find out more about how we continue to support our students after graduation to help them achieve their career goals.

Alumni Engagement