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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.

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After graduation

95% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).

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Our trading room

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

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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.

Courses

Entry year

Banking and Finance (BSc Econ)

Full time, 3 years

Acquire specialist economic knowledge of the money, banking and finance sectors on our practice-focused programme.

Banking and Finance with a European Language (French) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

This programme of study provides you not only with training relevant to the practice of banking and other financial careers, but also with exemption from certain examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Banking and Finance with a European Language (German) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

This programme of study provides you not only with training relevant to the practice of banking and other financial careers, but also with exemption from certain examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Banking and Finance with a European Language (Spanish) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

This course is of particular interest to those wishing to enter the financial sector as it can provide students with the opportunity to acquire specialist economic knowledge of the operation of the monetary and financial sectors.

Banking and Finance with a Professional Placement Year (BSc Econ)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

The Banking and Finance degree programme is of particular interest to those wishing to enter the financial sector.

Business Economics (BSc Econ)

Full time, 3 years

Bridge the gap between theory and practice as you study the economics of business on this specialist programme.

Business Economics with a European Language (French) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

Understanding the theoretical aspects of Economics allows students to engage with a number of problems and policy issues.

Business Economics with a European Language (German) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

The Business Economics degree aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the areas of economics directly relevant to business.

Business Economics with a European Language (Spanish) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

Understanding the theoretical aspects of Economics allows students to engage with a number of problems and policy issues.

Business Economics with a Professional Placement Year (BSc Econ)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

The Business Economics degree aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the areas of economics directly relevant to business.

Economics (BSc Econ)

Full time, 3 years

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

Economics and Finance (BSc Econ)

Full time, 3 years

Put economics and finance into their organisational, social and political contexts on this specialist programme.

Economics and Finance with a Professional Placement Year (BSc Econ)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

The BScEcon Economics and Finance degree programme at Cardiff University is designed to develop academic and technical skills to equip you for a career in economics, finance and business, as well as providing the foundations for further study.

Economics and Management Studies (BSc Econ)

Full time, 3 years

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

Economics and Management Studies with a Professional Placement Year (BSc Econ)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

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

Economics with a European Language (French) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

Studying Economics at Cardiff University will provide you with rigorous training that will be useful grounding for your future career.

Economics with a European Language (German) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

Studying Economics at Cardiff University will provide you with rigorous training that will be useful grounding for your future career.

Economics with a European Language (Spanish) (BSc)

Full time, 4 years

Our Economics with Spanish degree at Cardiff University will provide you with a thorough understanding of economic analysis and will stimulate you to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wider range of social and political

Economics with a Professional Placement Year (BSc Econ)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Explore economics through the lens of contemporary national and international socio-political challenges and put your skills to the test on a professional placement year.

French and Economics (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Our French and Economics degree at Cardiff will provide you with a thorough understanding of economic analysis and will stimulate you to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wider range of social and political issues.

German and Economics (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Our German and Economics degree at Cardiff will provide you with a thorough understanding of economic analysis and will stimulate you to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wider range of social and political issues

History and Economics (BA)

Full time, 3 years

History and Economics BA (Joint Honours) allows students to combine study of the past with mainstream economic theory and other optional modules.

Italian and Economics (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Studying Economics will provide you with rigorous training that will be useful grounding for your future career.

Philosophy and Economics (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The joint honours degree in Philosophy and Economics provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.

Politics and Economics (BSc Econ)

Full time, 3 years

An understanding of economics deepens our understanding of politics and vice versa making Politics and Economics an ideal study combination.

Spanish and Economics (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Our Spanish and Economics degree at Cardiff will provide you with a thorough understanding of economic analysis and will stimulate you to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wider range of social and political issues.

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

Learn more about us

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.

Explore Cardiff University

Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

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.

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HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.