Studying within the Department of Economics at the University of Leicester presents students with numerous career opportunities.
We have a high success rate in the graduate employment market, with students going on to senior positions in industry, accountancy, finance, education, research, marketing, government service and the local and national media. For the latest employment figures on our graduates (2011/12), please click here.
Our final year programme, which offers a broad range of options in applied economics, business and finance, helps to give our graduates this competitive edge. The chart below shows a typical range of graduate career destinations.
|Typical job roles include:||Recent Employers include:|
|Business Development Consultant||Baker Tilly|
|Finance Administrator||HM Revenue & Customs|
1st class BSc Honours Graduate in Economics
Modules passed as part of your Economics degree may entitle you to exemption from some professional examinations, for example in accounting we co-operate with professional bodies to ensure that our relevant modules conform to their exemption requirements.
Partner in Learning - ICAEW
The Department of Economics has recently become a “Partner in Learning” with the ICAEW.
A full list of modules with accreditations will be available here soon.
The Department offers an expanding postgraduate programme which includes: MSc Economics, MSc Financial Economics, MSc Financial Risk Management, MSc Business Analysis and Finance, MSc Banking and Finance, and PhD Research degrees. These degrees offer an opportunity for graduates to pursue further and more specialist studies before embarking on a career.
Our MSc in Financial Economics is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute (CFA).
Our MSc in Financial Risk Management is structured in preparation for the the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examinations.