Social Sciences: Economics

Now, more than ever, we need to understand how the money markets work at a global and local level. Economists at Southampton are involved in examining many aspects of the complex web of financial transactions that control our lives.

DTC status creates PhD opportunites

ESRC DTC

Doctoral Training Centre status is enabling us to expand opportunities for high-quality PhD candidates

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An international community

Students on campus

We have active research and teaching collaborations with numerous institutions throughout Europe, the USA, Canada and Mexico

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Latest News

  • 2015/05/29

    ESRC grant for Economic History project

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  • 2015/03/23

    Southampton Economics Lecturer on BBC Radio

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  • 2015/02/25

    Study shows fitting meters has an immediate effect on consumers’ water saving habits

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World-leading research

We are proud of our reputation for cutting-edge research. In each of the research assessment exercises to date, we have been placed among the top ten UK universities for economics.

Rigorous academic standards and real-world insights

Some of our MScs are designed for those who want to become specialist economists. Others are intended for those who want to pursue a career in which the input of economics is essential.