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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

97% 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

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

Investigate past worlds and expand your understanding of historical change, together with a thorough understanding of economic analysis.

Italian and Economics (BA)

Full time, 4 years

Our Italian and Economics degree will provide you with a thorough understanding of economic analysis combined with a detailed study of Italian language and culture.

Philosophy and Economics (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Discover the major philosophical puzzles from history and cultivate your own complex reasoning to address the great questions of today, together with a thorough understanding of economic analysis.

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 BScEcon Economics

Learn more about us

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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.

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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.

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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.