When looking to progress throughout your career you will benefit from our leading international reputation for teaching and research excellence, and from our status as a world-ranked university (The Times).
We are ideally located, at the heart of the employment rich Thames Valley region, just 25-minutes by train from the financial and business centre of London.
Our postgraduate economics graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide, recognising both the value and quality of a degree from the University of Reading and the specialist knowledge and expertise our graduates can provide.
In the UK, economics is consistently ranked among the top 5 degree subjects, based on average graduate starting salaries, making studying for your masters degree in economics at Reading an excellent investment in your future career.
A masters degree in economics can help you to advance your career in many areas. The most common sectors our graduates enter are:
- Accountancy and taxation
- Business/management consultancy
- UK and overseas governments
- International agencies
Recent graduate destinations include:
The Careers Centre
Our award-winning Careers Centre is open all year round and provides a high level of ongoing support and information to students, past and present. Events ranging from careers fairs and employer-run workshops to CV advice and mock interviews help to build your confidence and skills, and prepare you for your ideal role and a successful career.
Further academic study
A number of our graduates each year continue along an academic path, working towards a PhD. Each of our masters courses provides a strong grounding for future doctoral study and we offer full studentships and additional sources of funding to leading PhD candidates.