University College London Economics

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University College London Economics

University College London Economics

About the department

REF 2014 ranked the Department of Economics at UCL the top Department in the UK in the field of Economics and Econometrics as well as the top Department in any field in any university in the UK.

The Department of Economics has an outstanding international reputation in key areas of current research. It is the only department of economics in the UK to have received the outstanding grade-point average of 3.78 (out of 4) in the 2014 REF with 79% of all indicators of output rated at the highest 4* level.

Before the foundation of UCL in 1826, the benefits of a university education in England were available only to men and only to those who were members of the Church of England. UCL, the first university established in England after Oxford and Cambridge, was founded to provide academic opportunities to non-Anglicans and placed no restrictions on race, class or religion of its students. In 1878, it also became the first British university to admit women on equal terms to men. Its academic programme was also innovative in its recognition of new disciplines, including many of the social sciences.

The Chair of Political Economy at UCL was created in 1828 in memory of David Ricardo, establishing the first Department of Economics in England. Here you can read the letter from Jean-Baptiste Say to Jeremy Bentham regarding the establishment of the Department of Economics.

 Courses

Undergraduate

Being an undergraduate in Economics is exciting, challenging and rewarding!  Here you can find out how to apply for our BSc programmes and Affiliate Programme, learn more about the modules you can study, and access a wealth of other information, useful once you are here.

Undergraduate

Masters

The Department of Economics is among the top choices of graduate students choosing masters programmes in economics. Our programmes provide the rigorous training in modern economics essential for professional economists  and for PhD entry at UCL and other top institutions.

Masters Study

Postgraduate

The doctoral programme at UCL aims to train economists to conduct research of high academic merit and to make original contributions to the subject. With its reputation for attracting leading academics the department provides a stimulating environment for study and research.

Postgraduate

 
 
 
 
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