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Explore economics through the lens of contemporary national and international socio-political challenges.

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Why study with us

From Brexit and the Bedroom Tax to wages and wealth, environment and energy to health and homelessness, economists have rarely held such influence in the direction and debate of issues affecting the communities of the world.


After graduation

97% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).


Our trading room

Train in our state-of-the-art Trading Room, the largest in Wales.


Ethical issues and dilemmas

Explore the ethical issues and dilemmas in business on specialist modules in industrial economics, economic history, labour economics or international economics.

Our talks and videos

Studying economics at Cardiff University

Our virtual open day presentation gives a flavour of our undergraduate economics courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

Our economics degrees

Laura, Abheesh and Anna tell us about the opportunities and experiences on offer at Cardiff Business School.

Placement opportunities at Cardiff Business School

Our dedicated Careers and Employability Service is here to help you develop the practical skills and professional confidence to succeed in the graduate job market.

I joined the course as a mature student with little understanding of economics. I found a really welcoming environment and made so many great memories with friends who I still see today. I enjoyed all the opportunities to apply the ideas from lectures to real-world problems, helping to build my analytical skills as a researcher – a career which I’m now pursuing as a postgraduate.
Suraj Nair BSc Econ Economics

Professional Placement Year

All our undergraduate degrees are available with the option of a professional placement year. This paid year in employment gives you the opportunity to kick-start your professional training and stand out from the crowd after graduation.

State-of-the-art Trading Room

Anticipate financial market behaviour with real data in our Bloomberg-ready Trading Room. Equipped with Market Squared's Volcube and Global Investor Simulations’ Finance Lab Professional allowing you to learn about trading and risk management in a controlled environment.

Our faculty

We have advisory and consultancy experience in public, private and third sector organisations across the world. With our support, you’ll turn theory into practice and seek answers to a range of social and political issues.

A world-leading, research intensive business and management school

Our investment in study, support and social facilities offers you the very best environment in which to achieve success. We have outstanding facilities across three buildings, including Wales’ largest Trading Room.

Plus, we’ve transformed the ground floor of our Aberconway Building into a student high street with a dedicated Undergraduate Hub, Student Support Office and Opportunities Zone.

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A safe campus experience for 2020/21

We're putting protective measures in place to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

Next steps


View all economics undergraduate courses

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How to apply

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