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Economics and Finance Courses

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£150 million invested in facilities in the last 10 years
96% of our students are employed or in further study within six months of graduating


The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 Top 20 university for teaching quality

Economics is the foundation of modern business. We nurture bold, forward-thinking economists who can bring strategy, efficiency and change to any organisation, whether it’s an international business, a government department or a charity.

As a business economist, you’ll make decisions that count. A new product launch, a venture into overseas markets, the introduction of innovative technology – all benefit from the skills, vision and analytical thinking of the economist.

At Derby you’ll apply latest economic theory to solve real problems for real businesses. You’ll harness up-to-the-minute data and analytical tools, including Bloomberg. You’ll be challenged by work placements, consultancy projects, business panel debates and trading competitions. With our friendly learning community and staff dedicated to your success, we offer the ideal start for your career.

“The lecturers are great”

“The lecturers are great; constantly making myself and others on the course feel welcome and available to get help whenever needed. I would highly recommend both the economics course and the University of Derby.”


This is Economics and Finance

  • We work with businesses and other organisations – regionally, nationally and internationally – to bring you into contact with influential figures at the top of the profession
  • You’ll learn from visiting professors such as Lloyds’ Chief Economist Trevor Williams, offering unprecedented access to latest developments in the City
  • Our expert staff include researchers who are shedding new light on the pressing issues facing economists today; you’ll benefit from this expertise as they share their findings with you.

Our brand new Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab

Our students can gain hands-on experience using the same information and technology relied on by financial professionals all over the world, in our brand new Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab.

We are one of the few universities in the UK offering direct use of Bloomberg data, information and analytics in a dedicated trading room which provides a simulation of what it’s like to work on a real trading floor in the financial district.

Our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab highlights our commitment to delivering the very best experience for our students, giving them an edge in a competitive global jobs market once they graduate – demonstrating that they can quickly contribute to any employer’s business.

What our Economics and Finance graduates do

Economics graduates are always in demand, so there is lots of potential for you to achieve your ambitions.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Consultancy
  • Researcher
  • Customer Insight Officer.