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Undergraduate courses

We offer a range of undergraduate economics courses, giving you the opportunity to take a placement year or take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on other subjects such as finance, history, mathematics and statistics.

Read the Economics brochure

Why study with us?

At Reading, we teach you the diversity of economics. It's your opportunity to explore the subject from a number of approaches and perspectives.

You'll apply what you learn to real-world issues, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your future career.

How you'll study

You'll learn through a range of innovative teaching techniques, including traditional lectures, small-group tutorials, case studies, group presentations and open debate.

Life in the Department

Be part of a highly collaborative environment where you are rewarded for your dedication to your studies. You'll have access to modern facilities and a open culture that encourages group learning. 

Our research

Economics at Reading focuses on applied economic research directed towards improving the quality of life in the UK and around the world.

Our stories

Read our stories to find out what it's like to study and work in the Department of Economics at Reading.

Our staff

Learn from our active researchers and experts. Their research informs policy decisions for governments, multinational organisations and international agencies like the UN.