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Economics courses

With around 90 years of experience, Hull is the place to be for Economics. At Hull, Economics is part of Hull University Business School, which sits within the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics.


Study an Economics degree that is 1st in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction* and 3rd for Teaching Quality and Student Experience**.

Learn how to explain a variety of economic data, and to forecast future trends. Use economic analysis, alongside statistical and mathematical techniques, to understand choices made by individuals, governments, firms and other organisations. Our Masters degrees can be studied without any prior knowledge, meaning they’re a great way to step into a new career, and we also offer numerous different research degrees to suit your particular interests.

Foundation year

Gives you the skills and knowledge for entry on to a degree if you don’t quite meet the academic entry requirements.

Study abroad

We have partnerships with universities across the globe. Depending on your course, you can study for one trimester, or a full year, in another country.

Industrial placement

Work in industry as part of your degree. Depending on your course, you can spend part of your degree on placement. See your course page for specific details.

Integrated Masters

Some courses combine undergraduate and postgraduate study. The integrated Masters year is an extra year after your standard degree.


  • Economics

    This hands-on degree will ensure that you develop the professional skills and knowledge to prepare you for your future career.

  • Business Economics

    This is economics for the real world. From day one, you learn how to use the concepts and analytics to solve a whole range of real-life problems. All while sharpening your skills in the art of communication, decision-making and constructing business-critical arguments.

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics

    Take on the challenge of this classic combined programme to gain a wider perspective on modern society.

Postgraduate Research

  • Economics research degrees

    Economics at Hull has a strong research culture and an established reputation. Find out more about our PhD research degrees.


"Hull ticked all of the boxes for me, so I didn't look any further."

Augustine Kadare
Business Economics

Why study at Hull?

From your first steps on campus until the day you graduate and beyond, we’re always working to bring you the very best experience, which means there are loads of reasons to make Hull the place to launch your career in economics. Take a look at just some of the benefits you’ll get when studying Economics at Hull:


Economics has been taught at the University of Hull since 1927 and has a long-established reputation which has generated a large number of successful business people.


The Economics programme at the University of Hull offers crucial preparation if you aspire to be a professional economist. By learning how economists analyse a wide range of real world issues, and the implications of applying that analysis, your value in a wide variety of careers is enhanced.


The University of Hull has seen many of its economics graduates go on to work in public and private sector both nationally and internationally, working for illustrious organisations such as J.P.Morgan, Rolls-Royce, The Home Office, Rothschild and BP.

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Our Facilities

Our learning environment is an inspiring collection of Grade II listed buildings, seamlessly integrated with modern facilities to provide a wonderful place to study, work and meet all, complemented by ongoing investment in the latest business technologies and software.

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The employment prospects for Economics are great - recent firms that our graduates have taken up roles at have included Hull Trains, RWE, npower, IBM, Young’s Seafood, and BAE Systems.

While you're studying, our Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success is here to improve your chances of success. Working in tandem with the University's Careers and Employability service, we're committed to connecting our students with a wide range of employment-related opportunities, offering them the possibility to use their learning and skills to make a real difference.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2019/20, published by HESA 2022

Centre for Professional Success

95.2% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*


Our Research

Find out more about our economics research group, and how our practical research is having a real world impact today.

International Opportunities

To help you build an international perspective into your future academic or professional career, we provide a wide range of opportunities to experience the global business environment. All Accounting and Finance students are given the opportunity to gain valuable international experience as part of their degree. Options include a year abroad or a short summer school at one of our many partner institutions.

See where your degree can take you

Study at 
one of over
34 partner institutions
in over 16 countries



Business Engagement

We work with local and regional businesses to provide a range of services, from formal training to conference spaces. See how we can help your business.

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Now see for yourself

The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.

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Contact us

Hull University Business School
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX


* National Student Survey (NSS) 2022, HEIs only.
** The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023