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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.

Career Planning and Support

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Career Pathways

Explore the types of career paths our graduates have gone onto and the top employers they work for.

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Life after Warwick

Find out more about how we continue to support our students after graduation to help them achieve their career goals.

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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 plenty of opportunities to develop many of the attributes required by employers during your time at Warwick, including:

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.

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 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.

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.

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

Career Pathways

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

Graduate Careers

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 Pathways

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

Further Information

We have highlighted below some popular destinations for Economics MSc students and links to further details.

You are not restricted to these options since Economics Masters are seen as a valued asset in organisations and job roles of many kinds.

*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.