Economics Undergraduate Degrees

Economics at SOAS probes the mechanism of society and explains the factors and processes that underpin production, exchange and distribution, in order to effectively inform economic policy, as well as to understand the consequences of economic and social well-being.

Students are encouraged to develop a deep understanding of particular countries and issues, based on concrete analysis of history, institutions and political economy. This reflects a shared view at SOAS that economics should be rigorous, reflective and, fundamentally, useful.

Explore our undergraduate options below:

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Will provide you with a thorough grounding in economic theory, analysis and policy, while studying the economics of a wide range of developing and emerging countries.

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Will provide you with training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods that will enable you to pursue a successful career in an economics-related profession or to go on to postgraduate work.

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Provides you with a thorough grounding in economic principles while allowing you to create a specialist niche for yourself by studying another subject.

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Prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students take modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency.

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Graduate Destinations

Economics students leave SOAS with a range of important skills necessary to continue in the field of research and analysis, and with an exciting range of career opportunities in front of them. Graduates are equipped with a portfolio of transferable skills which employers seek, including numeracy, problem solving, strategic thinking and general skills such as organisation and communication skills.

This, coupled with the strong sense of social justice that our students are well known for – is why our SOASians go on to pursue careers that make a real difference. Examples are given from the past two years destinations:

  • British Embassy
  • Ministry of National Defence
  • United Nations
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Danish Energy Management
  • Bloomberg
  • Financial Times
  • The World Bank
  • KPMG
  • South African Government
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • The Boston Consulting Group

Class of 2016: Six months after completing their studies

In work 49%
Studying 31%
Work and Study 8%
Other 19%

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