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.

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    Study shows African Americans discriminated against in access to US local public services

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    Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Grant

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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.

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“I have managed to secure a five year graduate training contract with PwC to qualify as a Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant. Southampton’s reputation and strong links with employers certainly helped me to secure this in the extremely competitive graduate job market.”

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