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Undergraduate degrees in economics

Discover how economics drives societies and impacts the world around us. Challenge perspectives and develop your analytical skills in one of the UK's largest economics departments.

Why study economics at York?

At York, we offer a range of courses and modules exploring economics as a driving force in our society, from the price of milk to the global distribution of wealth. You'll be encouraged to work independently and think creatively. Our interdisciplinary courses explore the historic causes and consequences of economic trends, and their philosophical and political implications. Our academics are recognised for their research and its real-world applications, giving you a fresh and engaging learning experience.

You'll benefit from small discussion groups, challenging you to hone your analytical skills in a supportive environment. Study at York, and we'll equip you with the skills you need for your future career.

Our courses

Course options

There are opportunities for you to spend time abroad during your course. You'll also have the chance to take a placement year. In previous years our students have worked for companies including Ernst & Young, UPS and Amazon.

If you're studying at a university outside the UK, you may be able to spend up to a year in York as a visiting student. 

Scholarships and funding

Find out about scholarships and studentships that are available to students in the Department of Economics and Related Studies.

Gold-standard education

Our teaching, learning and student experience is outstanding, recognised by a Gold rating from the Office for Students in their latest national assessment (2023 Teaching Excellence Framework).

Our facilities

We have a range of specialised teaching and learning spaces, and an industry-standard trading room, allowing students to experience how financial markets really operate.

You'll be based in the Department of Economics and Related Studies and most of your teaching will take place on Campus West. 

You'll gain access to shared resources and financial databases.


  • You'll develop applied skills for your future career: analytical and critical thinking; empirical and interpretive skills; and problem-solving and time-management.
  • You'll have access to our Careers and Placements team who will work with you to devise a tailored career plan. They can also alert you to various internship opportunities in and around Yorkshire. 

Our graduates

Recent graduates have gone on to work in a range of roles in the public sector, banking and finance, and at companies such as Allianz, PwC, Jaguar, British Airways, Ministry of Justice and Royal Bank of Canada. Many of our undergraduates go on to further study.


Student and graduate stories

Hear what our students and graduates have to say about studying with us.

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