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Department of Economics


Economics, as a vital discipline, permeates every facet of contemporary life, delving into the decisions made by individuals, corporations, groups, and governments, both on a local and global scale. Utilising scientific methodologies, it constructs theoretical models of behavior and rigorously tests intuitions and empirical analyses of markets, institutions, and public policies.

Dr Shaun Grimshaw

Director of Education and Student Experience

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Study at the UK Business School of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2022

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Top 10 in the UK for Economics

9th in The Complete University Guide League Tables 2024

10th in The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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Top 20 in the UK for world-leading research in Economics and Econometrics

Based on research rated 4* and 3* in the Research Excellence Framework 2021

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Triple accredited business school



Our department provides a cutting-edge, globally-oriented education that challenges students intellectually while maintaining practical relevance in their professional pursuits.

Degrees at Streatham Campus, Exeter

Postgraduate taught

Experience an unparalleled blend of foundational studies, specialized choices, and the added benefit of engaging in academic research under the mentorship of field experts.

Degrees in Exeter

Postgraduate Research

We offer comprehensive instruction in research techniques and a profound appreciation for the key considerations essential to researchers.

The MRes programmes

The two-year MRes in economics or finance is suitable for students who intend to pursue a PhD in an area requiring a strong grounding in econometrics (e.g., economics or finance).

The one-year MRes in management is suitable for students who intend to pursue a PhD in an area requiring diverse methodologies and a solid grounding in theory (e.g., management, entrepreneurship, accounting).

MRes Economics (2 year pathway to PhD)

The PhD programmes

We offer MPhil and PhD programmes with expert academics in 5 core areas of business and economics. Our students get demanding graduate level training, participate in research seminars and international conferences and conduct innovative research.

MPhil/PhD Economics

What our students say

Current undergraduate students and alumni share their experiences of studying Economics at University of Exeter Business School.