Why study Economics at Bristol?

Why study economics with us?

Academic reputation

All of our degrees are informed by our research. You will be taught by a team of world-class academics whose research is having a direct impact on policy and practice in areas such as health, education and regulation. 97% of Bristol’s Economics and Econometrics research is rated either 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2021). 

Our technically rigorous programmes will stretch and challenge you. We offer a broad range of innovative and challenging courses that will expose you to pioneering ideas and methods and connect the study of economics with real life.

Careers and employability

Economics graduates from Bristol are among those who gain the greatest return on their investment, compared to any other degree programme in the country (analysis of IFS research, 2018).

Your future opportunities are supported by the University’s Careers Service, and the Professional Liaison Network, who provide a range of work experience, professional mentoring and networking events.

Our alumni go on to work in a wide range of careers, and Bristol is one of the most targeted universities by top UK employers (Graduate Market, 2023).

International outlook

We welcome international staff and students from over 120 countries across the world. This creates a vibrant and diverse study experience. We have partnerships with over 150 universities worldwide including universities in Europe, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and Australia, giving our undergraduate students opportunities to study abroad.

We also have over 500 student societies, many of which are cultural societies providing social events and support for our international students. 

Learn more about international student life at Bristol.

I was really lucky to get such great lecturers, who I still ask for advice on things like interviews and assessment centres.

Hui Lynn Koh (BSc Economics)

11th UK University for Economics

(QS Subject Rankings, 2023)

Bristol named as one of the best places to live in the Southwest (Sunday Times 2023)

Vibrant city

Bristol is a safe and friendly city, brimming with arts and culture. Well located in the UK, it offers a great student experience. 

Wills interior steps History and tradition

The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 and is a unique and historic institution. We are ranked among the top universities in the world. 

Academic and wellbeing support

Our student services are here to support all aspects of university life  academic, personal and practical. 

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