Economics for the real world
With today’s businesses having to do more with less, implementing economic theory is key. This is why we put the practical application of economics at the heart of our economics degree.
By cutting away the abstract ideas and positioning economics firmly in the real world, we can help you apply advanced economics in your chosen field. Based on such secure foundations, our economics degree is ideal for students, with a good level of numeracy, to learn the core economics techniques they need to progress their career.
As the first university in the UK to offer a master’s in applied economics online, this course gives those unable to interrupt their careers to attend campus, a unique opportunity to make their mark.
'A better understanding of economics complements my existing qualifications, furthers my career and enables me to better respond to future opportunities. Though I enjoy working in asset management, obtaining this degree widens my range of career options both within and outside of financial markets.'
— Ané Craig, Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) online MSc student
Choose Bath online
Taught by published researchers at the Department of Economics, your studies will be fuelled by the latest thinking in economic theory, econometrics and finance. To ground these contemporary ideas and theoretical approaches, our lecturers explore their application in a real-world setting, using case studies and interactive exercises. This approach ensures you have the skills and the confidence to put what you’ve learnt into practice after graduation.
The Guardian in 2021 rated the University of Bath’s undergraduate economics degrees fifth for career prospects after six months.1 Whether you’re looking to work in government or industry, in banking or in finance, our online economics degree will support your career aspirations.