Your career prospects
For a step up the career ladder, our online economics degree is ideal, offering essential economics skills that can be applied from day one. Furthermore, our reputation for high-quality research and teaching ensures our graduates are prized by employers.
By undertaking a master’s in applied economics at the University of Bath, you unlock the door to a host of new career opportunities. Some graduates go on to fill vacancies in major banks and financial institutions, while others run public policy for the government or become consultants in the private sector.
The practical components of the course create countless opportunities to develop the essential skills employees expect. That’s one reason why our graduates have such a great employment record.
‘I have changed employers since starting this course and studying towards my masters differentiated me from other candidates in a crowded field of accountants and financial analysts.’
— Ané Craig, Applied Economics (Banking and Financial Markets) online MSc student
Apply your potential
Due to applied nature of this economics degree, this course is perfect for people who have had a first job or graduate training in an area that isn’t economics. For example, those who have studied business studies, law, psychology, or other courses with some element of numeracy, will find this course particularly beneficial.
The skills offered on this course will give you the confidence to switch career track, whether you’re looking to get involved in economics research or work for an economics think tank.
Where our students go on to work
We have an excellent record for graduate employment in economics, with regular visits from employers keen to recruit our graduates. Graduates from our campus MSc have been employed by a range of organisations including:
- HM Treasury
- Bank of England
- Marriot Hotels & Resorts
- BNP Paribas
- Total Gas & Power
- Transport London
Build your network
Due to the flexible nature of our online course in Applied Economics, a high proportion of our students have professional experience. We have students currently employed at some of the leading UK and international firms. These include Airbnb, ASOS, Bank of Scotland, Bosch, Deloitte, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Royal Bank of Scotland and TSB Bank.
High levels of student interaction on our course mean that you can build your network through connecting with the people you will study alongside. The course encourages online communication and interaction through discussion forums, which often form part of your weekly activities throughout the duration of your Masters.
Students currently undertaking our course are from a mixture of backgrounds including approximately 14% who are analysts, 11% work in finance, 8% are managers, 5% working as traders, and others work in auditing, risk-analysis and sales. The professional experiences of our online students adds great depth to our applied economics masters, as you can learn from the experiences of those around you, as well as our academics and the course content.