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Economics explores the full range of issues that influence and cause financial situations and decisions. It looks at how the world’s resources are used by and distributed among individuals and organisations.

Finance is concerned with the management of money, and studying a finance degree can prepare students for a broad range of career paths, within many types of organisation.

Economics and Finance in the UK

  • The City of London is one of the major financial hubs in the world, and offers many opportunities for both internships, and graduate careers for those who study Economics/Finance.
  • The study of economics is well established in the UK and some of the most influential economists of the modern age were born here: Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill and John Maynard Keynes, among others. 

Outstanding universities with a global reputation for Economics

  • The QS World University Rankings 2019 rank London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 6th in the world for the teaching of economics. The University of Oxford and University of Cambridge are ranked 9th and 10th respectively. 
  • The University of Warwick and University College London are also recognised for the subject too. All of these universities produce research that is cutting edge.

Typical Economics and Finance degrees

Kings students have progressed to a wide variety of degrees including:

  • Economics 
  • Economics and Finance 
  • Finance
  • Finance, Accounting and Management
  • Economics and Mathematics

  • Economic Studies and Global Sustainable Development
  • Economics, Finance and International Business 
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Money, Banking and Finance

Typical careers in Economics and Finance

  • Economist
  • Investment banker
  • Financial trader
  • Tax advisor
  • Chartered accountant
  • Statistician
  • Investment analyst

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