Almost all issues of public and private policy involve economics, as do our personal decisions. Is global warming the inevitable consequence of economic growth? Why are so many rich countries in debt? Does money bring happiness? Why do people migrate?
Economics helps to provide answers to these types of question. To do so it works closely with a wide range of other subjects including finance, business, politics, environmental sciences, mathematics and statistics.
We provide an extensive range of economics courses at the University of Reading. Certain courses enable you to focus on specialist areas such as econometrics and business economics, while our BA Economics course is ideal if you wish to study the subject with a minimised mathematical approach. You can also develop a broader knowledge by studying economics as part of a joint honours degree with another subject, such as politics or finance.
You will have the opportunity to extend your enjoyment of economics beyond the classroom through our student-run Economics Society and gain valuable real-world experience through a paid placement.