A UK top 20 department
As one of the largest economics departments in the UK we offer a great diversity of research expertise and research-led teaching. Our academic community of staff, students and visitors is both intellectually vibrant and international in perspective. Read more
Professor Jo Swaffield
Head of Department
Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses
The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.
Find details of the measures we're planning to protect our community.
Scholarships which recognise talented students from families of lower income.
Studying at York
Our distinctive approach to teaching and learning challenges you to work creatively and independently.
“To be perfectly honest, choosing where to study was a really tough call...”
Elise, BSc Economics and Finance
Meet our staff and students at a University Open Day.
1st for employment
We're the leading Russell Group economics department for sustained graduate employment after five years.
LEO 2017 (gov.uk)
Top 10 for research
We were ranked in the UK top 10 for research impact in the Times Higher Education's ranking of the latest Research Excellence Framework assessment (2014).
Our alumni include the former President of Portugal Professor Anibal Cavaco Silva, and former Prime Minister of South Korea Han Seung-Soo, as well as many leading figures in business, finance and academia.
Benefit from personal and academic support from the Department and the University.
Take advantage of opportunities to meet and network with prospective employers. Gain skills and experience that help you stand out from the crowd.