Now is an exciting time to study economics as economic decisions and activities impact on many different areas of society and our everyday lives, from interest rate changes and taxation to football transfer prices (to name but a few).
Studying Economics gives you the opportunity to look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives and studies how people, businesses and the government make decisions about how to allocate their scarce resources. Economists are often in healthy debate with each other over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinions. In studying Economics you will develop a range of skills, including: how to write reports at length and making sense of data.
Economics can be combined with a wide range of subjects particularly Mathematics, Business Studies or Accounting.