Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Economics

Economics

Economics

Economics

Economics

Economics

Anyone who is interested in knowing more about human behaviour will find economics fascinating.

Economists study how individuals and groups of people make choices about what to do with their limited resources. Economics is, therefore, not just about money, business and the stock market. Though these are important aspects of the subject, economics also deals with wider social and environmental issues including climate change, globalisation, sustainable development and the distribution of income and wealth.

Students of economics develop a host of practical and transferable skills that benefit them in education and in the world of work. These include critical investigation, analytical thinking, oral and written communication, numeracy, research, ICT and handling of data. What’s more, the potential earnings for students with a degree in Economics is among the highest for all graduates, and there are currently shortages of qualified economists.