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Best Universities in United Kingdom for Economics Degree by QS Ranking

Check best universities & colleges for Economics, degree in United Kingdom ranked by QS

Different agencies use different metrics to evaluate universities around the world, however the most common factors are : a) Academic achievements b) Employability c) Educational process d) Research facilities e) International outlook as to number of international students and faculty f) Citation by each faculty g) Student Faculty ratio etc.

Subject ranking is updated every year for top universities in United Kingdom by QS. Many ranking indicators such as Global Research Reputation, Regional Research Reputation, Subject Publications, Subject Books, International Collaboration & Total Citations Data is used to compute subject ranking.

Economics

Economics subject is sub-category of Social science involved in the studies of production, distribution, consumption, demand and supply of goods and services. Economic studies are useful in the area of public policies and finance. A degree in economics deals with studying trends, growth, economic impact of policies, labor market, industry trends etc. Economists work on gathering the information, organizing it and interpreting it using the mathematical and statistical formulas. Their work predicts the impact of economic decisions on investments, policy matter, industrial trends, even climate change and lot more. 

Various Major under Economics

There are two major sub-sect of economics, Micro Economics, which studies the behaviors, interaction and impact of individual agents like household, companies, buyers and sellers whereas the Macro Economics studies the trends, impacts at a larger scale and geography looking at issues like inflation, deflation,  unemployment, labor market impacts, economic growth, monetary and fiscal policy impacts etc. 

Further expertise can be obtained in the areas of Labor Economics, Industrial Economics, Urban Economics, Financial Economics, International Economics, Business Economics and much more. 

Career Opportunities for Economic Graduates

Multiple opportunities exist for Economic Graduates in public sector, public finance and private sector. Some of the careers you can choose after completion of economic degrees are 1) Business Analyst 2) Economist 3) Actuary 4) Market Analyst 5) Tax Manager 6) Economic Consultant 7) Credit Analyst 8) Financial Analyst 9) Statistician 10) Financial Advisor 11) Budgeting Head 12) Data Scientists and many more.

Below is a list of top universities in United Kingdom for studying Economics sorted by QS

5
QS
7
US News
9
Shanghai
6
Times Higher Education
26
Guardian
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

9
QS
14
US News
15
Shanghai
3
Times Higher Education
3
Guardian
10
QS
17
US News
14
Shanghai
4
Times Higher Education
2
Guardian
17
QS
44
US News
18
Shanghai
21
Times Higher Education
35
Guardian
University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

25
QS
25
US News
32
Shanghai
26
Times Higher Education
17
Guardian
30
QS
33
US News
76-100
Shanghai
-
Times Higher Education
-
Guardian
51-100
QS
38
US News
76-100
Shanghai
37
Times Higher Education
49
Guardian
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom

51-100
QS
234
US News
76-100
Shanghai
176-200
Times Higher Education
31
Guardian
51-100
QS
104
US News
76-100
Shanghai
55
Times Higher Education
23
Guardian
51-100
QS
85
US News
101-150
Shanghai
101-125
Times Higher Education
11
Guardian
University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom

101-150
QS
111
US News
76-100
Shanghai
72
Times Higher Education
50
Guardian
101-150
QS
156
US News
151-200
Shanghai
201-250
Times Higher Education
41
Guardian
University of York

University of York

United Kingdom

101-150
QS
185
US News
76-100
Shanghai
126-150
Times Higher Education
-
Guardian
101-150
QS
159
US News
76-100
Shanghai
201-250
Times Higher Education
57
Guardian
University of Essex

University of Essex

United Kingdom

101-150
QS
168
US News
101-150
Shanghai
101-125
Times Higher Education
12
Guardian
University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

151-200
QS
73
US News
76-100
Shanghai
91
Times Higher Education
5
Guardian
University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

151-200
QS
205
US News
101-150
Shanghai
176-200
Times Higher Education
22
Guardian
Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom

151-200
QS
65
US News
201-300
Shanghai
101-125
Times Higher Education
20
Guardian
151-200
QS
71
US News
151-200
Shanghai
101-125
Times Higher Education
68
Guardian
University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom

151-200
QS
184
US News
201-300
Shanghai
126-150
Times Higher Education
32
Guardian
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