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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The SOAS Politics, Economy & Law BA (Hons) degree takes a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics, law and economy.

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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

The study of economics provides students with a range of important skills necessary to continue in the field of research and analysis, and equips students with a portfolio of widely transferable skills valued by employers.

SOAS Economic graduates have gone on to employment in a range of professional roles in both business and public sectors, such as international banking and finance, national governments in many parts of the world, international organisations and development agencies, non-governmental organisations, and academia. 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 2017: Six months after completing their studies

In work 50%
Studying 33%
Work and Study 5%
Other 12%

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