Study Economics

Economics, as a discipline, 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 wellbeing.

Our undergraduate programmes provide the training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods that will enable you to pursue a successful career in an economics-related profession.

Undergraduate Degrees

Blowing bubbles - an economist considers what job to do

“I’m now an Assistant Economist in the Department for Environment”

Graduate Destinations

Students leave SOAS with the ability to think critically and with well-honed skills in analysis – and this, coupled with the strong sense of social justice our students are well known for – is why 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 51%
In study 36%
Other 13%

SOAS alumni around the world

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