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Economic considerations play an important role in our personal lives and influence key social and political issues such as government policy, international trade, business decisions, work and climate change.

You’ll be able to specialise in an area of economics and carry out a project on a topic of your choice. The analytical skills and statistical techniques that this degree develops are highly valued by employers.

Key features of the Economics (Honours) degree at The Open University

– Use macroeconomic and microeconomic theories to analyse key real-world topics in society, such as employment, markets and businesses, finance, new technology and government policy.
– Study econometrics, applying statistical methods to real economic problems and use specialised software.
– Develop skills in analytical thought, research, numeracy and data analysis that make economists highly sought after by employers.
– Carry out an economic research project on a topic of your own choice.
Career relevance
Economics graduates are in demand and usually work in well paid and attractive jobs. They successfully apply their knowledge and skills in many different jobs in government, business, accountancy, banking, economics, data analysis, financial analysis, insurance, management and administration, consultancy, the voluntary sector and teaching.

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